July 05, 2019 2 min read

the great Yorkshire show logo for Nordvek blog
Being from Yorkshire, of course we were going to have a blog on the Great Yorkshire Show. Especially when it's the BIGGEST Agricultural Show in the UK!

For the last 8 years we have attended - for pleasure, not business. And partly to partake in Prosecco & Pimms.

prosecco and pimms van at great Yorkshire show on Nordvek blog 
group having pimms at great yorkshire show for nordvek blog
But it's not just about sipping Pimms in the sun, it's a three day event held in Harrogate, Yorkshire. It's here to showcase the best of British farming, food and the countryside. Over 8,500 animals compete and 130,00 guests socialise and celebrate.

Below are a couple of shot's we have taken while watching the shows!
great Yorkshire show Nordvek blog watching cow competition  
great Yorkshire show Nordvek blog - watching man ride 5 horses
Did You Know?

• First ever GYS was held in the Barrack Yard of the 5th Dragoons in Fulford, York, in 1838.
• Over 44,000 visitors attend the show each day
• Each show has over 1,200 trade stands and over 2,000 competitions
Can you believe last year marked the 160th show!? Also at last year's show there was a wedding, West Yorkshire farmers from Emley tied the knot at the showground pavilions!
nordvek blog - the great Yorkshire show 160th show in 2018
There are 40 years difference between the two photos below, when life was in black and white :)
old photo from 1937 from the great Yorkshire how - for nordvek blog
the great Yorkshire show - Harrogate in 1977 - old photo for Nordvek blog


If you're interested in seeing a few more old photo's, then take a look;



Still not sure if you want to attend, I bet these will change your mind.


  nordvek blog - youtube logo https://youtu.be/wJ1vdaofnEs


We are very proud to be from Yorkshire and having this, literally on our door step - nothing will stop us. Come see Yorkshire at it's best.

So, see you there?
We'll look out for you :)
watching birds of prey at the great yorkshire show - nordvek blog

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