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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Agricultural show will be as weatherproof as possible, say organisers

Organisers of this year's Great Yorkshire Show are planning to make the event as weatherproof as possible.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society made the announcement as tickets went on sale.

Some £500,000 has been set aside for measures aimed at ensuring the premier agricultural show — from Tuesday 9 to Thursday 11 July at Harrogate's Great Yorkshire Showground —does not fall victim to bad weather. Last year, the show lost two days after unprecedented wet weather made much of the car parking unusable.

Chief executive Nigel Pulling said: “We never want to be in that situation again, it was heartbreaking to have to cancel the show, so we’ll be doing as much as we can to maintain what is the country’s finest farming showcase.”

It will be the 155th Great Yorkshire Show and 175 years since the first was held only abandoned during its history on account of animal disease or the disruption of two World Wars.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 01423 541222 or in person from the event office at the showground.

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