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The Great Yorkshire Show 2024 will take place between 09.07.2024 and 12.07.2024. The Great Yorkshire Showground will host the face-to-face event. COVID-19 prevention measures will be not implemented at the venue. This is due to the UK removing its pandemic-related restrictions.

A Brief Overview of the Great Yorkshire Show

Dating all the way back to 1838, the Great Yorkshire Show is an essential show for the region of Yorkshire as the engine behind the local rural economy. It’s also a well-known fact the trade show has officially been confirmed as the largest for its industry in the whole of England. There’s so much to discover and experience, resulting in shows that attract thousands of people each year. If you’re a local retailer or manufacturer, there’s no other place to exhibit but here!

To make your business trip all the more productive and cost-efficient, GETA ltd takes the lead in planning your business trip. Book hotel rooms for the Great Yorkshire Show early to make great savings. Browse through our many options for hotel accommodation in Harrogate, England and find your perfect match. Tell us how much you’re willing to spend and we’ll handle everything else. Our team regularly works with large groups and accommodates budgets of all sizes. Be ready in just a few hours! 

In addition to hotel reservations, GETA ltd also arranges airport transfers, provides rent-a-car and hires teams to build exhibition stands. 

Why Your Visit is Worth It

We’ve touched on the fact that this show is the biggest agriculture show in England, so you only stand to win by showcasing at the Great Yorkshire Show. You have great visibility and also the perfect environment to move product and increase direct sales. Here is the data:

  • 130,000+ visitors attended last edition;
  • 23% of visitors were involved in agriculture;
  • 250 acres (10 ha) of exhibition space are available;
  • 8500+ animals were entered into competitions
  • Industry Relevance

The Great Yorkshire Show is an annual event scheduled for early July and has skipped a year only a handful of times due to big events like WWI and WWII. Early shows often traveled around not just in Yorkshire, but in England as a whole before stopping at Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground. 

The combination of longevity and size have the Great Yorkshire Show perform a crucial role in the local economy as this is where farmers come to hear experts speak on timely and important topics, survey the next generation of equipment and machinery and enter their animals in competitions. That’s not counting the variety of shopping opportunities for the general public and programming for kids such as the Discovery Zone, Make & Bake and the School Veg Box Competition.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Rural communities from all over the region are the intended audience for the trade show and just the ones who are involved in agriculture and animal husbandry. A demographic with a sizable number is schoolchildren, which per edition number around 6000 thousand. Attractions like the Kuoni Catwalk, The Bolddog Lings motorbike stunt riding team and the Atkinson Action Horses grab the attention of tourists from all over the country and abroad. At one point, the show was also visited by Queen Elizabeth II back in 2008. This show is also where the famous Cock O’the North equestrian competition takes place.

Additional Value of Attending 

Recognizing excellence and innovation in the agricultural and forestry sectors, the Great Yorkshire Show presents two prestigious awards that celebrate outstanding contributions to these fields. Let's explore these accolades. The John Boddy Award, jointly organised and judged by the Royal Forestry Society, Forestry Commission and Yorkshire Agricultural Society, honours excellence in forestry design and practice. 

For 2023, the award seeks to recognize the best new community woodland planted in Yorkshire over the past 15 years. The judging panel is particularly interested in woodland schemes that cover an area larger than 0.5 hectares. In order to have a chance at winning, these schemes should have made a tangible and positive impact on local communities. Applications are open to individuals and organisations alike.

In addition to the John Boddy Award, the Great Yorkshire Show also presents the GYS Innovation Awards. These awards aim to encourage exhibitors in the machinery and agricultural sectors to push themselves and create new forward-thinking technologies and solutions. The Innovation Award recognizes groundbreaking products that significantly contribute to the farming industry. 

By promoting advancements and novel approaches in agricultural machinery and farming practices, the award highlights the transformative impact of innovation on the sector. Trade stand exhibitors at the Great Yorkshire Show have the opportunity to apply for this esteemed accolade, showcasing their cutting-edge products and offering unique solutions to the challenges faced by farmers and agricultural professionals.

The Great Yorkshire Show offers not only a spectacular showcase of food, farming, and rural life but also a range of additional events and zones that cater to different interests and age groups. Let's explore some of these exciting features. For secondary schools and colleges, the Great Yorkshire Show presents a unique opportunity to extend students’ learning beyond the classroom. The show provides a platform for students to engage with potential employers and industry specialists, making valuable connections and linking curriculum learning to real-world careers. It aligns with Gatsby Benchmark 4, which focuses on encounters with employers and employees.

Organisers are very much invested into fostering the next generation of farmers and agricultural professionals. You definitely see this reflected in the experience for students, who fully immerse themselves in the industry, carry out project tasks or conduct research. The show offers a Project Ideas document to help schools make the most of their visit and maximise the learning experience.

The Family Area at the Great Yorkshire Show is a hub of excitement and entertainment for visitors of all ages. Families can gather together and enjoy the numerous attractions, exhibits, and activities tailored to their interests. From informative displays to interactive demonstrations, the Family Area offers a wealth of fun learning opportunities.

One of the key zones within the show is the Discovery Zone, which provides an engaging and educational experience for all. Here, visitors can delve into the fascinating world of food, farming and the countryside through a variety of interactive exhibits and displays. Visitors explore the rich heritage and practices of farming, discover the journey from field to fork, and gain insights into sustainable food production. 

Past editions

Great Yorkshire Show 2023

11.07.2023 - 14.07.2023

Great Yorkshire Show

140 000






How to get to Great Yorkshire Show

On Foot

On Foot

Leeds Bradford Airport – not advisable

Harrogate (HGT) Station – 33 mins via Wetherby Rd/A661



By Car

Leeds Bradford Airport – 29 mins via A658 and John Metcalf Way/A658

Harrogate (HGT) Station – 6 mins via Wetherby Rd/A661



By Public Transport

Leeds Bradford Airport – 57 mins via A2 Flyer and 7

Harrogate (HGT) Station – 16 mins via 7