Diary date for tickets to the great show

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Tickets for next summer’s 
Great Yorkshire Show will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 3, organisers have announced.

The premier show in the agricultural calendar is set for its 156th instalment on July 8-10 next year when around 135,000 visitors are expected through the gates at the Harrogate showground.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society, which hosts the annual three-day spectacular, will be hoping for more of the glorious weather that helped make this year’s show such a big success. Some 134,837 people paid a visit to the show this July, setting the third highest attendance in its illustrious history.

Nigel Pulling, the Society’s chief executive, said: “The 2014 Great Yorkshire Show will be a tremendous celebration of all that’s good about the farming industry and rural life. It will be particularly special as Yorkshire will already be on the world’s radar as our dates follow on from the start of the Tour de France.

“We’re proud to be England’s premier agricultural show and we’re already working hard to make sure that it’s a great day out for our tens of thousands of visitors and exhibitors.”

A “show stopping performance” by daredevil Lorenzo and his equestrian display is promised in the main ring on each day, a ladies’ sheep shearing competition will be staged for the first time and more than 5,000 livestock animals will be shown.