ROADMAP BOOST FOR GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW Plans are underway for the Great Yorkshire Show to be held this year following the announcement of the Government’s roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions. Registered charity the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), which organises England’s premier showcase of farming, food and the countryside, can confirm that it is planning for the Great Yorkshire Show to be held on Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th July. The celebration at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate remains subject to restrictions being lifted as set out by the Government last week. The announcement has raised hopes that large events may be able to resume from 21st June. Any resumption of large events returning remains subject to the country’s ongoing progress in tackling the virus and the success of a series of pilot events planned by the Government this spring. Charles Mills, Honorary Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show said: “Following the publication of the Government’s roadmap we are pleased to confirm that we are planning to hold the Great Yorkshire Show on 13-15 July 2021. “This will of course have to be reviewed regularly and is based on the assumption that the whole country successfully moves from the current lockdown to step 4 in the Government’s roadmap on the 21st June. “We will only go ahead with the Show if we can do so safely for all concerned.” YAS is exploring what the show programme can safely include and further details about the 162nd Great Yorkshire Show, including ticket sales, will be announced on the Show’s website, on social media and via the media in due course.
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