The decision to cancel the region's biggest agricultural show is likely to cost the local economy at least £3 million.
Organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show called off the three day event after the first day for safety reasons. Car parks which were already saturated by heavy rain turned into quagmires, leaving many vehicles stranded.
The show has been taking place for more than 100 years. It's only ever been cancelled before because of foot and mouth disease, or war.
More top news
The scots can fire themselves into the World Cup quarter-finals if they beat Samoa in Newcastle later.
The 60-year-old takes charge of the Black Cats with immediate effect.
What has the weekend got in store for the Tyne Tees region?