This is when tickets go on sale for Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate

Tickets will go on sale for the Great Yorkshire Show 2021 in Harrogate from today, Monday as the countdown to the return of England's premier agricultural event in July begins.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 12:38 pm
Tickets on sale today - The Great Yorkshire Show's Honorary Show Director Charles Mills.

Registered charity the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), which organises England’s premier showcase of farming, food and the countryside today, Monday launches ticket sales for the event which is to be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate from Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th July.

Organisers aim to bring back exciting main ring performances for the 162nd event, as well as a packed timetable of competitions and displays which will run over four days for the first time in its history.

They promise four days of action-packed entertainment with more than 8,000 animals, food demos, live music and much more.

Due to ticket numbers being capped each day for 2021, tickets for the GYS 2021 are available only in advance to purchase online or by calling the ticket line 01423 541222 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) from June 1, 2021.

They are non-transferable and will not be available to purchase on the gate.

Because of coronavirus restrictions, last year’s Great Yorkshire Show was cancelled in full for the first time since the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001.

Instead, the show went virtual during three days last July and offered behind the scenes tours of farms, workshops and with food producers, attracting viewers from more than 40 different countries.

When plans were first announced earlier this year to bring back the Great Yorkshire Show, Charles Mills, Honorary Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show said organisers would review the situation with the Government's roadmap and rules on Covid regularly in the run-up to the launch.

Mr Mills said at the time: “This will, of course, have to be reviewed regularly and is based on the assumption that the whole country successfully moves from the current lockdown to step 4 in the Government’s roadmap on the 21st June.

“We will only go ahead with the show if we can do so safely for all concerned.”

Despite the pandemic having sidelined major events over the last 15 months, YAS has continued to offer year-round support to the farming community, including online gatherings and debates, health and wellbeing videos and nurturing a new supportive online community through its Yorkshire Women In Farming Facebook group.

To purchase tickets for the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show online, visit:

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