Coronavirus: Great Yorkshire Show cancelled

The Great Yorkshire Show, which was due to take place between 14-16 July, has been cancelled.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 2:00 pm

The 162nd show was set to take place in Harrogate, and celebrates the very best of farming, food and the countryside.

However, upon advice from the government to social distance, organisers have taken the ‘sad’ decision to cancel the show.

A statement from organisers said: “Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the sad but sensible decision to cancel the show this year.

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“As this national crisis escalates day by day, we feel we cannot safely run the show in 2020.

“We are extremely sorry to have to announce this news and appreciate that this will disappoint everyone who loves the show as much as we do.

“Our goal is to return bigger and better next year.”

The statement added that organisers will be in contact with competitors, stand holders and sponsors.