Great Yorkshire Show 2020 Cancelled

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the sad but sensible decision to cancel the Great Yorkshire Show this year.

As this national crisis escalates day by day, we feel we cannot safely run the Show in 2020. We are extremely sorry to have to announce this news and appreciate that this will disappoint everyone who love the Show as much as we do.

We will continue to passionately support our farmers in whatever way we can, as they work hard producing our food.

We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Great Yorkshire Show and our goal is to return bigger and better next year.

We hope you and your families stay safe and well through these difficult times.

Fast Facts

Annual cost of staging the Great Yorkshire Show £3.4million
Attendance at the 2016 show 135,026
Record attendance – (2006) 135,111
First attendance recorded at the Great Yorkshire Show (1842) 6,044
First ever Great Yorkshire Show was held in Fulford, near York 1838
Number of Championship awards & prizes 598
Number of judges 264
Number of trophies & cups 272
Approximate number of animals competing 8,500
Number of cars parked 45,500
Straw provided for livestock 125 tonnes
Purchase of the showground at Harrogate 1949

Food Facts

Great Yorkshire Show visitors and members are cooked and catered for by CGC Event Caterers of Garforth, Leeds.

Here’s their approximate shopping list for the three-day event (excluding sales to general public around the 250-acre showground).

  • 300 litres of Yorkshire milk
  • 1,280 punnets of Yorkshire strawberries
  • 1,200 loaves of bread for 4887 rounds of home-made sandwiches
  • 10,000 Taylor’s of Harrogate Yorkshire tea bags
  • 2,200 scones
  • 40 home-made Victoria sponge cakes
  • 220kg of British bacon
  • 150 loins of pork
  • 400 kg of sausages
  • 1,800 servings of Yorkshire tapas
  • 2,112 glasses of Pimm’s and lemonade
  • 144,634 individual pieces of crockery, cutlery, glasses and linen

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