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The countdown is on for this year’s Countryside Live which will star Julia Bradbury for the first time in this fun-packed celebration of farming and the great outdoors!

Special guests Peter Wright and Julian Norton from TV’s The Yorkshire Vet will also be at the show, meeting fans and signing their latest books.

Countryside Live will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Saturday October 19 and Sunday October 20 with plenty of family fun and all activities FREE once you’re through the gates.

Julia will be on the Main Stage twice a day to talk about her passion for the outdoors and fans can meet Julia afterwards in a meet and greet area or on her stand The Outdoor Guide in Hall 1.

Peter will be at the show on the Saturday taking to the Main Stage in the morning and then meeting fans in the Tipsy Heifer pub throughout the afternoon. Julian will do the same on the Sunday and the pub will be run by Stray FM’s Nick Hancock and Will Smith who will host quizzes three times a day. Don’t miss chance to win Great Yorkshire Show tickets and Fodder Afternoon Tea vouchers!

Julia said: “I can’t wait to meet the public and spend the weekend at my first ever Countryside Live celebrating my biggest passion – the outdoors! From the ninja assault course to rides on tractors for the kids, the climbing wall, farm animals and plenty of entertainment, it’s set to be a fun packed family day out. I look forward to meeting you on my travels around the show, on the Main Stage, or our stand The Outdoor Guide and of course I will have to pay a visit to The Tipsy Heifer Pub later in the day!”

Bookings for advance tickets ends on Friday 18th October (for e-tickets), after then tickets are available on the gate.

Show Director Charles Mills said: “We have an exciting programme of events this year with new activities for children and some very special guests taking to the Main Stage and the Tipsy Heifer Pub. We have a new look animal barn with everything from cattle competitions to alpacas, don’t miss this terrific celebration of farming and the outdoors. We look forward to welcoming you!”

New for this year are mini tractor rides, a ninja assault course, magic wand making and interactive experiences with velodrome cycling and helicopter flying. There’s also the climbing wall, mini Fodder experience, sausage roll making, dancing sheep and Diggerland to name a few!

There will be farmyard animals with Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm, archery, alpacas, the NFU Discovery Barn with games and activities for the kids, pigs and chick hatching and holding with Eggucation.

Now in its 17th year, Countryside Live usually 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, pigeons to poultry, sheep to cattle, there are competitions and classes throughout the weekend. There are also stands to browse, horticultural classes and farriery competitions.

Changes have been made to improve the layout of the event with cattle being brought back into Hall 2. The White Rose Ring will continue to hold Ridden Coloureds and the Olympia Ridden Mountain & Moorland section followed by a host of TSR (The Showing Register) classes on both afternoons. The Main Ring will see the exciting Northern Show Cross Competitions return again.

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)


  • Countryside Live is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
  • The Yorkshire Agricultural Society runs the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate which is also home to award-winning farm shop and café Fodder, Yorkshire Event Centre, Pavilions of Harrogate and the Harrogate Caravan Park as well as events Great Yorkshire Show and Springtime Live.
  • Events at the Great Yorkshire Showground contribute £47 million a year to the local economy.

Events at the Great Yorkshire Showground contribute £47 million a year to the local economy.


To apply for press tickets to attend Countryside Live, please contact:

Jo Francisco | PR Manager | Direct Line: 01423 546215 | Mobile: 07954 007414 | Email:

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