The Great Yorkshire Show

A Guide to The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is a real highlight of the year which is something we all look forward to. Set over three days in July at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, it usually falls in the second week of July on the Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of that week. This year’s event takes place over the 11th, 12th, and 13th of July 2017.

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A great day out at England's Premier Agricultural Event!

A trip to The Great Yorkshire Show really is a fun day out for all the family and its highlights include show jumping, dancing sheep and celebrity chef demonstrations. There’s also tons of activities to keep children engaged and lots of shopping stands, many with special show offers on.

The first thing to do on arrival is to get a programme of events, head to the “Lifestyle and Food” section and grab a cuppa whilst you plan your day! You can enjoy the events in the Main Show ring either by grabbing a spot in the stand or more informally by putting down a rug on the side of the ring. The grand cattle parade is always a highlight and the show jumping at close quarters is thrilling! Continuing on an animal theme, the sheds housing the special breed cows and sheep are a really interesting way to get up close and see the farmers in action.

The Food Halls, also fill a happy hour or more, with lots of free artisan samples to feast on and cookery demonstrations by renowned chefs. In addition there are gadgets to buy you’ll never believe you used to function without! The shopping opportunities are endless, for outdoor gear, gardens and general country pursuits, many of the stalls offering products at specially discounted prices.

Finally, our top tip would be to wear comfy stout walking shoes as you’ll be amazed at the amount of walking you’ll do.

The full itinerary for events is usually released in early May time, so take a look by clicking on this link and plan your day!

Travel & Transport to The Great Yorkshire Show

If you are thinking of attending, below we’ve detailed some useful information to help you plan your trip to the show.

Getting there by Car

It’s held as The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ – Parking is free, extensive and well marshalled – it’s worth noting that if you are planning to drive, avoiding the rush hour will mean less queueing.

By Shuttle Bus

A FREE shuttle bus service from Harrogate Bus Station, runs 20 minutes everyday on show days from 7.20am to 8pm. (7pm on the final day)

By Train

Trains run every half hour between Leeds and Harrogate and every hour between York and Harrogate. Then use the FREE shuttle bus. Alternatively, if you don’t mind a walk then hopping off the train at Hornbeam Park works if you are staying in our Leeds properties (use Weeton Station) or Knaresborough cottages.

By Bus

The following bus services stop at the Great Yorkshire Showground – 770 & 771 for full timetable information, take a look