Great Yorkshire Show Kicks Off Harrogate Town AFC Season

 In 2022, GYS Press Releases

The Great Yorkshire Show kicks off Harrogate Town AFC’ s season as the club play their first pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday just days before the 163rd Show.

Harrogate Town AFC players Josh Falkingham and Will Smith led a Beef Shorthorn bull through the Main Ring as the two iconic Harrogate institutions celebrate joining forces for the first time.

Harrogate Town’s fixture against Sheffield Wednesday takes place tomorrow (Friday 8th July) at The EnviroVent Stadium, with kick-off set for 7pm.

The Great Yorkshire Show is supporting the town’s club as it undergoes a multi-million investment and increase in capacity.

The Man of the Match tomorrow night will be presented with a fabulous hamper from Fodder the award-winning, farm shop and cafe on the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Show Director Charles Mills said: “Harrogate Town AFC is undergoing a meteoric rise and we are keen to support them on their journey. What better way to celebrate than supporting them just days before the Great Yorkshire Show which truly celebrates all things Yorkshire.”

Sarah Barry CEO of Harrogate Town FC said: “We are delighted that the Great Yorkshire Show have partnered with us for the very first time to open the 2022/2023 season in true Yorkshire style as we take on Sheffield Wednesday in the first of four pre-season friendlies at the Envirovent Stadium against four Yorkshire clubs.

“The Great Yorkshire Show attracts thousands of visitors over four incredible days and is the best of its kind in the UK, putting Harrogate firmly on the map, showcasing our fabulous Town whilst boosting our economy. I cannot think of a more fitting way to start the season ahead of the Great Yorkshire Show coming to Town next week as we celebrate all things Yorkshire!”

Meanwhile, the Great Yorkshire Show gears up to open its doors on Tuesday July 12 and will celebrate 200 years of the Beef Shorthorn cattle breed. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be a special guest on the first day.

Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show have now nearly sold out, with tickets now remaining for Friday only – available to purchase in advance and online only.

The Great Yorkshire Show has become a four-day event after a raft of changes were implemented at the 2021 show due to Covid 19 regulations.

Tickets are on sale now for the show which will run from Tuesday 12 July to Friday 15 July, 2022.

Tickets are selling fast for the show which runs over four days until Friday July 15 and are booked in advance only. Tickets won’t be available on the gate and will be day specific to manage numbers attending. The opening times are 8am to 6pm on all four days. To see what is happening on which day, go to:

Tickets are on sale now at:


  • The Great Yorkshire Show is England’s premier agricultural event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), a registered charity supporting rural Yorkshire.
  • YAS supports and promotes the farming industry through health care, business, education and scientific research.
  • The Society 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 and Springtime Live.
  • Businesses and events held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in 2019 contributed £73.7 million to the economy.


Jo Francisco
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