Countryside Live Tickets Go On Sale
Animals galore, fabulous food and a host of hands-on activities for all ages are just some of the ingredients for the 14th Countryside Live which is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.
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The countdown is on as tickets are about to go on sale – from Monday 1 August – for the event which is run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, best known as organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show.
Thousands of people are expected to be heading for the rural extravaganza on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October and amongst them will be the Gregg Wallace of BBC's MasterChef fame who has accepted an invitation to attend.
Show Director Charles Mills said: “It's very much a show for all the family, with plenty to see and do over the two days. The competitive classes, including for cattle, sheep and horses, are an important element, and the Search for a Talented Showjumper competition will again feature. Our new exhibition hall will be the ideal setting for our cookery theatre, plus we will have an apple show and dozens of stands. The event is packed with hands on activities particularly in the Create and Explore area which is aimed at youngsters. Countryside Live is a fun way of getting to know more about rural life and have an enjoyable day out.”
New this year are alpacas which will feature in competitive classes, there will be fun activities with opportunities to meet these amazing animals and buy from the selection of luxury products.
The finals of the Young Shepherd of the Year competition organised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust with the Grand Final on Sunday. Regional contests have been held in the run up to Countryside Live, young shepherds will be battling it out for the championship titles with classes for 8 to 12 years and 13 to 16 years. This is the final of a series of heats which have taken place over the last few months at shows around the country. There is a “last chance” heat at Countryside Live on Saturday for those who have yet to qualify, together with showing classes for native sheep breeds.
An apple show is sure to draw the crowds especially as National Apple Day is on Friday 21 October. Following its popularity at the 2015 Countryside Live, around 100 different apple varieties – all grown in Yorkshire will be displayed, courtesy of Fruitscape. And there will be the chance to see if they taste as good as they look with tasting sessions as well as advice on fruit tree care.
Elsewhere the Knaresborough Horticultural Society will stage its autumn fruit, flower and veg show, there's the chance to see pigs, donkey rides, a climbing wall and classes for honey, pigeons and poultry. There will be cheese and beer tasting, Flyball demonstrations, archery, birds of prey demonstrations and dozens of stands with everything from delicious food, to imaginative jewellery, to designer clothing.
For the latest information see www.countrysidelive.co.uk
Tickets are available online, with savings by buying in advance. Parking is free and extensive. Please note dogs, other than assistance dogs are not allowed at the event.
Countryside Live 2016 Ticket Prices
In Advance On the Gate
Adults £10 £12
Children: 5 – 18 years* £5 £6
(admits 2 adults & £25 £30
up to 3 children)
*Under 5s admitted free.
28 July 2016
Media Tickets: to apply for tickets please go to http://countrysidelive.co.uk/media/press-passes and complete the press application form.
Media contact: Judy Thompson, PR Manager, Yorkshire Agricultural Society 01423 546215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Yorkshire Show and Countryside Live, are organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society as part of its year round work supporting and promoting the farming and the countryside. Next year will be the 159th Great Yorkshire Show, and dates are Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 July.