Since posting the below, we’re sorry to hear that the torrential rains in the area has meant the cancellation of the Great Yorkshire Show. Our thoughts are with all of the organisers, exhibitors and visitors who are obviously disappointed with this outcome.
Mid-July, Yorkshire Agricultural Society in Harrogate plays host to the Great Yorkshire Show, one of the highlights of the year for the region. This year, runs from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 of July and features a range of countryside crafts, living and livestock (weather permitting).
The Great Yorkshire Show is well known for its livestock showing, which features a wide range of local farm animals, including dairy and beef cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. It also offers a wide range of other working animals, including beagles and terriers, harriers, pigeons and poultry as well as rabbits and horses.
It also shows a variety of traditional countryside skills that are well known through Yorkshire, including cheese and dairy, hives and honey, show-jumping and double-harness scurry driving.
This iconic occasion also celebrates traditional countryside crafts, including woodworking, bread-making, falconry, wrought-ironwork, shoeing and spinning.