The 161st Great Yorkshire Show which showcases the best of British farming, food and the countryside as well as first class entertainment will be held on Tuesday July 9th to Thursday July 11th 2019.
In the judging rings, thousands of animals will compete from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons. The Grand Cattle Parade in the Main Ring is always a major highlight of the show and takes place on Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm. The parade on Wednesday includes the final judging of The Blythewood Pairs and to win this award is an accolade for any breed society. The show finishes with one of the most prestigious showjumping classes in the country, the Cock O’the North competition.
Also in the Main Ring will be motorbike stunt riding team The Bolddog Lings. Managed by one of Europe’s top freestyle motocross riders, Dan Whitby, the team uses one of the largest, most sophisticated FMX landing ramps ever seen anywhere in the world. Riders will use the ramp to perform a trick flying 35ft in the air when they take to the Main Ring once a day.
Lizzie Jones, from Halifax, will also make a welcome to return after making history last year when she became the first singer to perform in the Main Ring during the Great Yorkshire Show.
Lizzie said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be invited back to the Great Yorkshire Show and to perform once again in the Main Ring. Last year the show blew me away with how much there was to see and do and I’m sure this year will be no exception.”
Lizzie will also be one of the celebrities on the Kuoni Catwalk which will be bigger and better this year thanks to a refurbished fashion pavilion which will face into the heart of the show.
Lizzie will be joined by a host of TV personalities for a celebrity special fashion show at 2:30pm on Tuesday July 9th. There are four fashion shows a day on the Kuoni Catwalk throughout the Great Yorkshire Show, with the one-off celebrity special on the Tuesday.
On the President’s Lawn there there will be a large-scale installation unveiled, created by Emma Stothard to celebrate Fodder’s tenth birthday this year.
The Fodder 10 Hen will form part of this and is modelled on the hens at Ian Taylor’s Farm which has supplied eggs to Fodder since it opened in 2009.
Whitby-based sculptor, Emma said: “I am absolutely delighted to be part of the Great Yorkshire Show again. Building on the success of the Craven Heifer last year, I hope to create another wow installation to take centre stage on the President’s Lawn for all to see.”
From cutting edge farming equipment and machinery to displays from big name brands, this is the place where deals are done and the latest ranges are showcased. While the show has agriculture at its heart, there’s also entertainment, shopping, live music and fabulous cookery demonstrations with Rosemary Shrager back in the cookery theatre once again.