The Great Yorkshire Show goes digital

One of the country’s largest agricultural shows, the Great Yorkshire Show, is making history this year, by swapping the showground for the internet and going virtual.

Taking place over the show’s original dates, from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July, and organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the Great Yorkshire Virtual Show will feature entertaining and informative content designed to shine a spotlight on farming, food and the countryside.

Charles Mills, Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show, said: “While the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of our iconic annual event, we are determined that the show must go on, albeit in a different format this year.

“Never before has the Great Yorkshire Show been celebrated as a virtual event and so we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to bringing the Show to life in this way.
“The Yorkshire Agricultural Society recognises that the Great Yorkshire Show offers a fantastic platform to celebrate and champion the very best of British agriculture and so we hope to achieve that virtually this year.

“There will be something for everyone to enjoy online over the show’s three days and we dearly hope that you will join us for what promises to be a very special showcase of all that is great about Yorkshire, its rural traditions and the region’s enviable reputation for producing high-quality British food.”

A full schedule for the Great Yorkshire Virtual Show will be available via the Great Yorkshire Show website, www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.

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