Countdown on for this Year’s Great Yorkshire Show

 In 2023, GYS Press Releases

The countdown is now on for the 164th Great Yorkshire Show, with planning underway to celebrate the very best of farming, food and countryside.

The best of British livestock will be competing when Beef Shorthorn, Charolais and Longhorn Cattle Societies all host their national competitions at the show from Tuesday July 11 to Friday July 14, 2023.

There will also be new sheep breed classes with Badger Face Texel and Castlemilk Moorit.

Elsewhere on the showground, sheepdog trials will take place once again – this time near to Gold Gate while the Military Village will relocate near to the White Gate.

The cheese show will once again include the charity auction, this year raising funds for Herriot Hospice. Last year’s raised over £5,500 for The Samaritans.

TV presenter Christine Talbot will be back with daily chat shows in the GYS Stage, followed by book signings afterwards. Adam Henson will be appearing on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12, while Matt Baker MBE will be a special guest on Thursday 13 and Peter Wright will be on stage on Friday 14.

Main Ring performer for this year’s show will be Lorenzo, the incredible horseman who is a huge hit with visitors to the show and last appeared in 2018, performing to a packed Showground. Sporting Soprano Lizzie Jones will be singing twice a day in the Main Ring again.

Charles Mills, Show Director, said: “Already this year’s show is shaping up to be really exciting, with some of the best livestock in the country competing as well as some great entertainment from some well-known names in the farming industry. Look out for more announcements in the coming months about what’s new at this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.”

Tickets are on sale now and will be in advance only, as visitor numbers are capped at 35,000 a day.

The 2022 Great Yorkshire Show sold out a week before the event in July.

Visitors can expect the best animals in the country competing including national breed shows as well as machinery, food and first-class entertainment to celebrate the very best of farming, food and the countryside.

The event will continue to be run over four days thanks to positive feedback from our visitors and exhibitors. Farmer tickets are available for the 2023 show and available from farming outlets.

Tickets are: Adults £32, Children £13 and Families £80

To book tickets, please go online

Main Ring performer Lizzie Jones Sheepdog handler Tom Simpson from Harrogate GYS Stage presenter Christine Talbot and Show Director Charles Mills


  • 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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