Great Yorkshire Show - Tickets On Sale

With just over 130 days to go until the first day of the Great Yorkshire Show, the first tickets are flying out of the door for what will be the 157th show.

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The first phone call to book tickets came in as the office at the Great Yorkshire Showground opened at 9am, followed by a steady stream of inquiries throughout the day. 

Dates are Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 July when more than 130,000 visitors are expected to attend what is England’s premier agricultural show. This will be the 10th for Bill Cowling as Honorary Show Director, and will be particularly poignant as he steps down from the “top job” on the last day.

Some 12,000 entries across the competitive classes form the backbone to the farming showcase, from champion bulls to rabbits to poultry.  Heading the Main Ring programme this year will be the fast and furious Shetland Pony Grand National which sees youngsters race head to head on their speedy mini mounts around the arena.

Elsewhere, visitors will find demonstrations of country skills, fashion shows, exhibitions of regional food and drink and exciting ring displays.

Tickets are available either on line – go to www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk   - or call 01423 541222.

Tickets bought in advance                           Tickets bought on the gate

Adult:               £23                                          Adult                £26

Concession:    £22                                          Concession:    £25                             

Children:          £10                                          Children:         £12

Family:             £56                                          Family:            £64

Parking is free and extensive. Please note that dogs other than assistance dogs are not allowed on the showground.

ENDS

2 March 2015

Judy Thompson, PR Manager on 01423 546215 or email judyt@yas.co.uk or see also:  www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/html/media-centre

YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: 

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. This ranges from educational initiatives to the Society’s Nuffield Scholarships to hosting the Yorkshire Rural Support Network and Future Farmers of Yorkshire. The Society is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Society’s award winning regional food shop and café which opened in June 2009.

The Society is the organiser of the annual farming and country showcase, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life.

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. Best known for staging the annual Great Yorkshire Show, England's Premier Agricultural event and Countryside Live, it's sister event. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to nearly £1m. The 2016 Great Yorkshire Show runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and Countryside Live is on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2016. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. The Society plays a key role in supporting rural life, through grants, sponsorships and has a very active education department which runs a wide range of activities aimed at increasing the knowledge of young people and their teachers about the important role farmers play in producing our food and caring for the landscape. An important date on the annual calendar is the annual Countryside Days event when thousands of primary school children use the showground as a resource for learning. In June 2009, the Society also opened its Regional Agricultural Centre at the showground which will be a focus for excellence for the industry, as well as the new home of the Society. Yorkshire Event Centre Limited (YEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society and all YEC’s profits go to fund its charitable work. Who's Who in the Yorkshire Agricultural SocietyChairman: Simon TheakstonPresident: Sarah YorkPresident Elect: Lord MiddletonChief Executive: Nigel Pulling

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