Organisers confirm Great Yorkshire Show will go ahead this year

Organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show have announced they plan to go ahead with this year's event.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society hopes to go ahead with this year's Great Yorkshire Show

Following the Government's roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions, the Yorkshire Agricultural Socity (YAS) has confirmed it is planning for the Great Yorkshire Show to be held over three days in July.

However organisers said, the agricultural showcase which is held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate remains subject to restrictions being lifted as set out by the Government, which raised hopes that large events may be able to resume from June 21 this year.

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Any resumption of large events returning remains subject to the country’s ongoing progress in tackling the virus and the success of a series of pilot events planned by the Government this spring.

Charles Mills, Honorary Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show said: “Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap we are pleased to confirm that we are planning to hold the Great Yorkshire Show on 13-15 July 2021.

“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 June 21.

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

The YAS said it is "exploring what the show programme can safely include". Further details about the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show, including ticket sales, will be announced in due course.

Last year’s Great Yorkshire Show was cancelled in full for the first time since the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001. Coronavirus restrictions meant the 2020 Show could not go ahead.

Instead,it 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.