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.
The countdown is on for a very special Great Yorkshire Show this year which will run over four days for the first time in its history.
It has been planned under social distancing measures and we are continuing to work closely with North Yorkshire County Council Public Health to deliver a Covid safe show.
The health and safety of our staff, visitors, exhibitors and animals is paramount and new measures include limiting attendance to 25,000 visitors each day. Find out more here
We are discussing some of the details which may require additional measures to be put in place and we will keep you updated.
While keeping you safe, we have some exciting Main Ring performances and a packed timetable of competitions and displays.
Tickets to this year’s Great Yorkshire Show – from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 July – will be sold in advance only and are now on sale.
We can’t wait to welcome you!
Due to Covid restrictions, the Media Centre will this year have a strictly limited capacity and will operate on a first-come, first-served basis: opening in line with the new show opening times of 8am to 5pm. Press Pass Applications here
|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|
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