Who are we?
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is a registered charity, founded in 1837 to help promote agriculture in the Yorkshire region. Amazingly the five objectives the YAS set all those years ago, remain the same today.
Run a major agricultural event – the first Great Yorkshire show was held in 1838
Support and promote agriculture
Advance and encourage agricultural research
Advance and encourage the protection and sustainability of the environment
Support other charitable activities
How do we do this?
To help fund the charitable work of the YAS, we developed first-class facilities on the Showground which could be operated commercially.
The Yorkshire Event Centre is a contemporary exhibition, conference and dinner venue.
Pavilions of Harrogate is a successful wedding, events and conference venue.
Our award winning Farm shop and café, Fodder sells and celebrates 350 local products.
Harrogate Caravan Park is a very popular site for caravans, mobile homes and tents.
We aim to unite rural life in Yorkshire with leadership, commitment, passion and creativity.
Countryside Days event
one day training course