HRH The Duke of York, KG to visit 161st Show

 In 2019

The Duke of York will visit the 161st Great Yorkshire Show.

His Royal Highness will visit the Show on Thursday 11 July, meeting officials, competitors and exhibitors at England’s premier agricultural show on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

The Duke of York last visited the Great Yorkshire Show in 2002 and will be hosted by the Show Director Charles Mills.

Mr Mills said: “We are honoured to welcome The Duke of York to the Great Yorkshire Show where we will take a tour of some of the highlights. We have some of the best animals in Britain competing, first class entertainment, state-of-the-art farming equipment, terrific demos in the forge and the cookery theatres to name a few. We very much look forward to welcoming His Royal Highness and ensuring he has a fantastic experience as we did with The Princess Royal last year.”

The Great Yorkshire Show attracts more than 130,000 visitors over the three days and Thursday is the finale.

The day finishes with one of the finest showjumping competitions in the country Cock O The North as well as the formal hand over to the new President of the Great Yorkshire Show when Tom Ramsden will hand over to Charlotte Bromet.

The 161st Great Yorkshire Show will be held on Tuesday July 9th to Thursday July 11th 2019.

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  • The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society
  • The YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and funding scientific research into rural affairs.
  • The YAS is supported by its family of businesses including Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live and Springtime Live.
  • Events at the Great Yorkshire Showground contribute £47 million a year to the local economy.


Jo Francisco
PR Manager
Yorkshire Agricultural Society
Direct Line: 01423 546215 | Mobile: 07954 007414

Sophie McCandlish
Great Yorkshire Show Press Officer
Direct line: 01423 546395

Sara Lamper
Great Yorkshire Show Press Officer
Direct line: 01423 546395 | Mobile: 07759 795990

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