Great Yorkshire Show goes virtual for first time in history as schedule is announced

Great Yorkshire Show goes online
Great Yorkshire Show hosts virtual events Credit: Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is taking place online for the first time in its history.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the annual show in Harrogate was cancelled in March.

The three-day show is one of the biggest in the UK, drawing in more than 130,000 visitors and around 8,500 animals.

But the coronavirus outbreak hasn't stopped organisers from showcasing food, farming and the countryside this summer.

They are hosting three full days of entertainment online for free, including video workshops, demonstrations, behind the scenes tours and special performances.

Chef Rosemary Shrager features in the line-up Credit: Great Yorkshire Show

Among those featuring in the virtual line up is East Yorkshire-based TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses, chefs Rosemary Shrager and Stephanie Moon, as well as Olympic showjumper Graham Fletcher.

Livestock, farriery, beekeeping, cheesemaking and much more will be showcased as part of a packed programme of virtual events.

Sporting soprano Lizzie Jones features in the online performances Credit: Great Yorkshire Show

Those partial to a bit of retail therapy will be pleased to hear the website will have a comprehensive directory of businesses who would have welcomed show visitors to their trade stands at the showground.

Charles Mills, Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show, said:

The online event will take place during the original show dates, from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July.

Charles Mills added:

Look out for a full schedule on the Great Yorkshire Show website.