The first news on what's coming at Great Yorkshire Show 2020 in Harrogate

The first announcements of main ring attractions for the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate can be revealed.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:43 am
Crowds enjoying last year's Great Yorkshire Show at the bandstand and main ring in Harrogate.
Crowds enjoying last year's Great Yorkshire Show at the bandstand and main ring in Harrogate.

TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses will take centre stageat the show which will be held from Tuesday, July 14 to Thursday, July 16, 2020.

The TV stunt horses first made their debut at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2017.

A full programme of events will be announced in the run up to the show which celebrates the very best of British agriculture and brings together some of the finest animals in the UK if not the world.

While there’s national and regional competitions in the judging rings, there’s also first-class entertainment; including the Kuoni Catwalk showcasing the latest fashions, music from sporting soprano Lizzie Jones and cookery demos from leading chefs including Rosemary Shrager.

The latest in agricultural innovation is showcased in the machinery lines and the Discovery Zone is dedicated to educating youngsters about farming in a fun and interactive way.

The Cheese & Dairy Show is the only food competition that raises money for charity with a grand auction of all the cheeses on the last day.

The 2019 show raised a record breaking £8,686 which has been split between The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) and the Farm Safety Foundation.

Show director Charles Mills said: “We are now full steam ahead with planning and organising the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show.

"We always aim to maintain tradition while bringing in some fresh content, and while farming and agriculture is at the heart of the show we also want to attract families and the next generation to enjoy this iconic Yorkshire event.”

Over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate every year for the three-day show, making it one of the biggest in the UK.

In the judging rings, thousands of animals will compete from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons and the show finishes with one of the most prestigious showjumping classes in the country, the Cock O’The North competition.

Tickets will go on sale in April 2020 and gift vouchers are available for Christmas gifts.

The 162nd Great Yorkshire Show will be held on Tuesday, July 14 to Thursday, July 16, 2020.