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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 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. If you’re a local manufacturer and retailer, there’s no other place to exhibit but here!
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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 a 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
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 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 sizeable 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.