'LIVESTOCK' HELP LAUNCH TICKET SALES FOR 2012 GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW

A contingent of pigs and poultry have arrived early at the Great Yorkshire Showground, but fortunately, being made of chocolate, it means that rosettes, judges and prize cards will not be required!

The “livestock” are making their appearance courtesy of the chocolatiers at Bettys, the world renowned café tearooms, to coincide with the start of ticket sales for England’s premier agricultural event, the Great Yorkshire Show.

Nigel Pulling Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the event organisers said: “At this time of year, it’s a relief that any livestock arriving is only temporary! In July visitors can see more than 5,000 animals competing for the top awards, and although we don’t have a category for the chocolate variety, I’m happy to say these are “first class”. The family business has been a staunch supporter of ours for many years and this gets our ticket sales off to a great start.”

Dates for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show are Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 July, when more than 135,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates for the countryside extravaganza. As well as the competitive classes, each day the Ukrainian Cossacks    and also the Red Devils will be entertaining the crowds with their dare-devil displays, there’s top class show jumping, a food hall packed with regional food and stunning fashion shows, as well as a host of demonstrations, exhibitions and opportunities to shop. 

Tickets are available by calling 01423 546122 or on line – www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.

And if you would like to carry out your own judging and tasting of the chocolate Saddleback pigs and hens, then head for the nearest Bettys Café Tea Rooms where you will find them as part of the new handcrafted Easter range.

ENDS

5 March 2012

Judy Thompson, PR Manager on 01423 546215 or email judyt@yas.co.uk

Sally Wall, Marketing Co-Ordinator on 01423 546218 or email sallyw@yas.co.uk 

Tickets bought in advance                         Tickets bought on the gate

Adult:                £20                                          Adult                £23

Concession:    £19                                          Concession:    £22                             

Children:          £9                                            Children:          £11

Family:             £52                                          Family:             £60

Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show are available either on line – go to www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk or call 01423 541222.

YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY: 

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. The value of the support it provides to regional farming and countryside initiatives has risen year on year to almost £1m. It 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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