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.
Stunning sunshine and the crowning of supreme champions brought the Great Yorkshire Show 2021 to a close when it entered a fourth day for the first time in history.
Our ceremonial President’s Handover took place in the Main Ring with Sir William Worsley officially handing over to Margaret Chapman for 2022.
Margaret has been Chief Cattle Steward at the Great Yorkshire Show since 2008, having become the first female Cattle Steward at the show in 1973. The Chapman family has been part of the show for over 100 years, and Margaret introduced the Blythewood Pairs Competition in the Cattle Section to find the best matching pair of animals from each breed. It’s now one of the most prestigious competitions in the Show.
A two-part series Today at the Great Yorkshire Show was beamed into the homes of 2.7 million viewers across both Wednesday and Thursday night.
Day four of the Show saw a host of champions take the accolade in their sections.
The Show was this year adapted to be covid safe with capacity reduced to meet strict Government guidelines. It was sold out before it started, with a 26,000 capacity per day.
The dates for the 163rd Great Yorkshire Show will be Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July 2022.
We look forward to seeing you there!
|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