Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show go on sale

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The countdown is now on to the start of England’s premier agricultural show in Harrogate on July 14-16.

Tickets for the 157th Great Yorkshire Show have gone on sale with just over 130 days left before opening day.

The Great Yorkshire Show's Bill Cowling

The Great Yorkshire Show's Bill Cowling

Some 130,000 visitors are expected to attend the showground during its three days.

Around 12,000 entries across the competitive classes form the backbone to the farming showcase, from champion bulls to rabbits and poultry.

Heading the Main Ring programme this year will be the Shetland Pony Grand National which sees youngsters race head to head on their speedy mini mounts around the arena.

Elsewhere, visitors will find demonstrations of country skills, fashion shows, exhibitions of regional food and drink and various displays in the show rings.

This summer’s event will be show director Bill Cowling’s last in the top job having announced his decision to step down from the prominent position in October last year, and he has high hopes of bowing out on another fine year for the show.

Mr Cowling said: “Entries will be well up to our usual standards and I think you can expect a top class show.”

Tickets bought in advance are priced £23 for adults, £22 concessions, £10 children and £56 for family tickets. To purchase online, visit www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk otherwise, call 01423 541222.