Yorkshire’s largest county fair happens next month and it’s an event not to miss.   Held each year on its permanent showground in Harrogate the 3-day show features animals galore, top-class show-jumping, country shopping, cookery demonstrations and tastings, country pursuits, fashions shows, competitions, forestry and woodworking.  In 2019, Bolddog Lings Motorbike Display team will take centre stage in the Main Ring for all three days

Thank you to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for their ‘Yorkshire show in Fast Facts’ –

  • Annual cost of staging the Great Yorkshire Show £3.4million
  • Attendance at the 2016 show 135,026
  • Record attendance – (2006) 135,111
  • First attendance recorded at the Great Yorkshire Show (1842) 6,044
  • First ever Great Yorkshire Show was held in Fulford, near York 1838
  • Number of Championship awards & prizes 598
  • Number of judges 264
  • Number of trophies & cups 272
  • Approximate number of animals competing 8,500
  • Number of cars parked 45,500
  • Straw provided for livestock 125 tonnes
  • Purchase of the showground at Harrogate 1949

Each year all those visitors get through a monumental Yorkshire shopping list of refreshments:

300 litres of Yorkshire milk
1,280 punnets of Yorkshire strawberries
1,200 loaves of bread for 4887 rounds of home-made sandwiches
10,000 Taylor’s of Harrogate Yorkshire tea bags
2,200 scones
40 home-made Victoria sponge cakes
220kg of British bacon
150 loins of pork
400 kg of sausages
1,800 servings of Yorkshire tapas
2,112 glasses of Pimm’s and lemonade
144,634 individual pieces of crockery, cutlery, glasses and linen

See the Great Yorkshire Show’s website for more information on this year’s showhttps://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/