Bill Cowling is show director and says it will be a first in more ways than one.
The Great Yorkshire Show starts today celebrating the region's rural heritage. Thousands of visitors, including the Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal are expected at the three day event, with record entries of livestock.
There'll be spectacular equestrian displays, and a new land train.
Parts of the Royal Navy's largest-ever aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, were built in the North East of England.
The vessel, which was formally named by the Queen herself in Fife, is 72,000 tonnes and 932 feet long. She was built in sections around the UK and shipped to Roswyth to be put together.
A&P Group, in Hebburn South Tyneside built her flight deck, which is the size of five football pitches.
Some of the steel used to make up the vessel was also built at plants in Hartlepool and Skinningrove, on Teesside.
It has been announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the Tour De France Grand Depart in Yorkshire next month.
The world's most iconic cycle race starts in Leeds on 5 July before making its way through North Yorkshire.
The 93rd birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrated in York today when soldiers from the Army's "Yorkshire Gunners" will fire a 21-gun Royal Salute over the River Ouse from Museum Gardens.
The task will be carried out at 12 noon by 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, a Regular Army unit from Catterick.
Soldiers from the British Army's Yorkshire Gunners will fire a 21-gun Royal Salute in York to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 93rd birthday. The traditional military ceremony will begin at midday. The salute will be fired over the River Ouse from Museum Gardens in the city centre.
The Great Yorkshire Show will be welcoming two Royal visitors this year.
HRH The Countess of Wessex and HRH The Princess Royal will attend the event in July.
More than 130 thousand visitors are expected at this years show in Harrogate.
The Duchess of Cornwall, has been in North Yorkshire to officially open a new multi-million pound medical centre for military families.Read the full story ›
The Duchess of Cornwall, who is an Honorary Air Commodore, is visiting RAF Leeming, where she officially opened the new station medical centre.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has met with staff and patients from RAF Leeming on a visit to the North Yorkshire air base to open its news £4.9m medical centre.