Great Yorkshire Show 2021: dates, how to get tickets and what’s coming up on the schedule

Last year’s show was cancelled due to coronavirus.

The event will be held over four days this year.

The Great Yorkshire Show is back on for 2021, with the event extended over four days for the first time in its history.

These are the dates and how you can get your hands on a ticket.

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When is the Great Yorkshire Show?

The Great Yorkshire Show will take place between July 13 and July 16, marking the first time the event has run over four days rather than three.

It is held at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

How can I get tickets - and how much do they cost?

Due to coronavirus, visitor numbers to the show will be capped this year so you’ll need to book in advance if you want to attend.

Adult tickets are on sale for £24.50, whereas children between the ages of five and 18 can attend at the discounted rate of £11. Children under five go free.

A family ticket - which covers up to two adults and three children - comes in at £64.00.

Group discounts are available for parties of more than 15 up until June 11, and discounts are also available for school parties. This year, tickets will be day specific, so you will be asked to choose a day during the booking process. Tickets are non-transferrable once booked.

You can either buy tickets via the online portal, or cal 01423 541222. The phone line operates Mon-Fri, from 9am to 5pm.

Tickets can only be purchased over the phone until July 7, while e-tickets can be reserved up until 5pm on the day before you wish to attend.

What’s on the schedule?

This year’s event is promising an exciting array of Main Ring performances to be detailed nearer the time.

There’ll be equestrian classes over all four days in the Topspec Riding Ring and the Ridings Ring, while attendees can also look forward to livestock exhibits in the pig, cattle, sheep and goat rings.

Game Cookery Theatre, meanwhile, promises “demonstrations from Yorkshire chefs using the best Yorkshire produce in the Countryside Pursuits Area. Come and see how the professionals do it, with all recipes focussed on ‘game’.

The family area has lots on to keep kids entertained, offering “a range of free activities and workshops for children of primary age through to teenagers.

“From making sausage rolls to willow weaving, learning about avoiding food waste and visiting the school garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy and lots to learn about farming, food and the countryside,” says the website.

Attendees can also look forward to falconry displays and live music, horseshoing and hound shows.

What Covid precautions will be in place?

The Great Yorkshire Show has put a number of measures in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus in spite of the event taking place after the next relaxation of restrictions on June 21. These include:

- Holding the show over four days, rather than three

- Advance tickets only and capping visitor numbers to 25,000 a day

- Adapting the Show to use as much outdoor space as possible

- Sanitiser points, track and trace and changing layouts to avoid pinch points

- Track and Trace will be at the hospitality points

- Reducing the Grandstand capacity to 30%

- Extra security to disperse any crowding

- One way system around the Food Hall