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TV favourite Peter Wright of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet will be a special guest at this year’s Countryside Live.

Peter will appear on the Sunday of the two-day event which is a fabulous celebration of food, farming and countryside.

Countryside Live is an annual event which will this year be held on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21 at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Fans can meet Peter on the Sunday of the two-day event when he will be signing copies of his debut book The Yorkshire Vet: In The Footsteps of Herriot which will be hot off the presses. Peter’s books will be on sale at the event where Peter will also be doing live Q&As on stage as well as meeting fans. Countryside Live is proud to be one of the best fatstock shows in the UK, with some of the finest cattle and sheep in the country competing.

Peter will present awards to the winners of the Supreme Beef Championship and Supreme Pairs of Lambs.

Peter said: “I’m delighted to be part of this year’s Countryside Live, it promises to be a fun and informative event and a great celebration of farming and country life.

I’m excited to meet the wonderful fans who have supported The Yorkshire Vet and made it what it is today and I will be signing copies of my book which tells my story from my days as a trainee for Alf Wight, the real James Herriot. ”

Show Director Charles Mills said: “We are thrilled to have Peter onboard and we know he will go down a storm with the public who have the chance to meet him on the Sunday of Countryside Live and hear his story live on stage.”

While Peter is the star guest on the Sunday of Countryside Live (October 21), Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen will be star guest on the Saturday (October 20).

Amanda runs a 2,000 acre farm with 1,000 sheep and nine children at the head of Swaledale in North Yorkshire, one of the highest and most remote places in England.

Amanda will be signing and selling both her books which are Sunday Times bestsellers as well as her 2019 calendar. Amanda will also speak live on stage.

New for this year will be a pop up pub called the Tipsy Heifer overlooking the Main Ring which will feature live entertainment from Stray FM presenters Will Smith and Nick Hancock.

Open from 11am to 5pm on both days, Stray FM will provide entertainment at the pub including quizzes three times a day with over £500 worth of prizes to win over the weekend including Fodder Afternoon Tea vouchers and Great Yorkshire Show family tickets. They will also broadcast live from there between 12noon and 2pm.

Countryside Live is perfect for families, with a cookery theatre, live performances, animals, shopping and a Create + Explore area with hands-on activities for children and much more.

Now in its 16th year, Countryside Live attracts around 12,000 visitors across two days. As well as family activities, there are 2,000 animals who converge on the showground over the two days to compete.

From horses to honey, pigs to poultry, sheep to cattle, pigeons to rabbits there are competitions and classes throughout the weekend. Elsewhere there’s birds of prey displays, hundreds of stands to browse, horticultural classes and farriery competitions.

Tickets are on sale now and parking is free. Please note dogs are not allowed on the showground. Book in advance to save money! Members of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society are entitled to free entry, on production of their membership card.

Adult Advance £14
Adult on the gate £16
Child advance £7
Child on the gate £8
Family advance* £40
Family on the gate* £45

*Family includes two adults and up to three children (aged under 18)

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