Go Somewhere logo Go Somewhere logo
Guide to Harrogate
Flowers2Order
 LOCATION:  
Home | Harrogate | Visitor's Guide | Harrogate International Festivals

great yorkshire show

The Great Harrogate Run The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the premier events in the British agricultural calendar and attracts over 120,000 visitors each year, including a medley of famous faces.

The Show takes place in July on a 450-acre site on the edge of the celebrated spa town. It is the perfect setting for an event that combines entertainment and fun with the opportunity to see first-hand the many facets of country life and farming.

The Main Ring is the hub of the Show and a packed programme features everything from international show jumping to marching bands and the ever-impressive cattle parade.

The 2004 line-up included the spectacular King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Kangaroo Kid Quad Bike display and musical entertainment from the King’s Division Waterloo Band.

In spite of poor weather the overall gate figure of 124,502 was one of the highest in the event’s history – showing the strength of support for this event. The record gate figure stands at 131,075, which was set more than 20 years ago in 1979.

Around the showground there’s a plethora of interesting things to see and do. You can take a look at the hundreds of animals on show – from exotic poultry to majestic Shire horses. Then there are the many demonstrations, including sheep shearing, stick making and fly fishing, to name just a few. There is also the Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show, the Fashion Show, the stunning Flower Show, and the country pursuits area.

Facts and figures about the Great Yorkshire Show:

  • Yorkshire Agricultural Society formed in October 1837 in York.
  • First show held in 1838 at Fulford, York
  • First recorded attendance figure: 6,044 in 1842 at York
  • Harrogate showground bought in 1950
  • First show at Harrogate held in 1951
  • Competitive entries at 2003 show: 10,095
  • 2003 prize money: £147,754
  • Number of animals competing: 8,000
  • Number of cars parked at show: 45,000
  • Amount of water used at peak times: 17,000 gallons per hour
  • Amount of litter collected: 72 tonnes
  • Number of winners’ rosettes: 4,698
  • Number of trophies and cups: 260
The 2005 Show dates are set for Tuesday July 12 – Thursday July 14.

HOME LINKS

Visiting Harrogate:
UK Home Page
Harrogate Home Page

THE GUIDE

Visitor's Guide
Local Business Search
Places to Stay
Cinema
Entertainment
Shopping
Restaurants & Bars
Events
City Travel
Places of Interest
Local News
What you Recommend

VISITOR INFORMATION

Tourist Information
Health
Business Travel
Romantic
Kids
Libraries
Universities

GETTING THERE AND AWAY

Bus
Train
Car & Motorcycle
Air
Copyright © gosomewhere 2005, All Rights Reserved
Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map