In stark contrast to last year, the Great Yorkshire Show will get off to a sunny start this morning.
An event giving a behind-scenes-look at life in the countryside is being held in Harrogate.
At the Great Yorkshire Show the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment will go on parade.
Tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show go on sale today. It takes place on from July 8th to 10th - and highlights, as always the best of British farming and country life
Tickets for next year's Great Yorkshire Show will go on sale to the public on March 3, organisers have confirmed.
England's biggest agricultural show will be staged for the 156th time at the Harrogate show ground on July 8-10 next year.
Nearly 135 000 people paid a visit to the show this Summer. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society expect a similar number in 2014, providing there is good weather.
For the first time, the show will feature a ladies sheep shearing competition, and more than 5,000 of the country’s best farm animals will compete for awards.
Organizers also promise a performance by daredevil Lorenzo and his equestrian display featuring 10 horses in the Main Ring.
Last year, more than £500,000 was spent ‘weather-proofing’ the site, after the show was cancelled in 2012 because of flooding.
The 'little sister' of the Great Yorkshire show is taking place in Harrogate today combining competitive classes for livestock with entertaining displays and demonstrations for the family. Last year it attracted a record breaking 12,061 visitors through the gates
Today one of the White Helmets fell in the Main Ring, was taken to Hgte Hospital & his Captain is pleased that he will back with us tomorrow
A member of the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team - known as the White Helmets - fell in the main ring at the Great Yorkshire Show today.
He will return to the ring tomorrow after being checked over in hospital.
The White Helmets is a group of serving soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals in the British Army.
Final preperations are being made ahead of the Great Yorkshire Show tomorrow. Thousands of people will cram into Harrogate for the three day event. It was called off last year because of flooding.
Tickets for this year's Great Yorkshire Show go on sale today.
Last year the show, held annually in August, had to be cancelled after rain turned the car parks into quagmires.
Tickets for the 2013 Great Yorkshire Show will go on sale on Friday, 1 March with organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society already planning to make the event as “weatherproof” as possible.
Some £500,000 has been set aside for measures aimed at ensuring that England’s premier agricultural show does not fall victim to bad weather.
Last year the show lost two days after unprecedented wet weather made much of the car parking un-useable.
Dates for this year are Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 July, and the venue is the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.
Some of the UK's top show riders and horses are in Harrogate for classes which have been rescheduled following the cancellation of last month's Great Yorkshire Show. Some 680 entries have been received for the Horse of the Year qualifier classes at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
– Bill Cowling, Show Director
We have carried forward the initial entries plus we have attracted additional competitors so I am sure it will be a super day. We decided to go ahead as we felt it was important that riders were not disadvantaged in their ambitions to compete at Birmingham in October and this is a crucial stepping stone to that event. Our event will be free to the public so whilst it can never be the Great Yorkshire Show, hopefully there will be a good atmosphere around the rings."