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Great Yorkshire Virtual Show kicks off

Great Yorkshire Virtual Show kicks off

Published by May Norman at 8:47am 14th July 2020. (Updated at 9:09am 14th July 2020)

Action at the Great Yorkshire Show gets underway

  • The first-ever virtual Great Yorkshire Show gets underway today (Tuesday, 14 July).  
  • It's after the show was cancelled because of coronavirus.  
  • Video footage will be available for free on the show's website - which will take people onto farms, into workshops and behind the scenes with food producers.

The Great Yorkshire Show gets underway today (Tuesday, 14 July)

It's taking place online for the first time in its history.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the annual show in Harrogate was cancelled in March.

The three-day show is one of the biggest in the UK, attracting more than 130,000 visitors and around 8,500 animals.

Despite the pandemic, organisers of the event are putting on a virtual experience, showcasing food, farming and the countryside.

They are hosting three full days of entertainment online, including video workshops, demonstrations, behind the scenes tours and special performances.

Great Yorkshire Show
The event attracts more than 130,000 visitors

The Great Yorkshire Virtual Show will feature three full days of video footage, all available for free on the show’s website.

They say the footage will take you onto farms, into workshops and behind the scenes with food producers.

Attractions include a performance by East Yorkshire-based TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses, a cook-off between top chefs Rosemary Shrager and Stephanie Moon, a Q&A with the stars of The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright and Julian Norton, and a behind the scenes tour with Olympic showjumper Graham Fletcher.

Atkinson Action Horses, Great Yorkshire Show

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate was cancelled in March.

Ordinarily, more than 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground for the three-day show.

The Great Yorkshire Show will be held on Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 July 2021.