5 best things to do at the Great Yorkshire Show

We have pulled together our favourite picks from the 2015 Great Yorkshire Show itinerary so you know the 5 must-see events this year.

By Hollie Bone
Tuesday, 14th July 2015, 9:03 am
The Great Yorkshire Showground. Picture by Simon Hulme
The Great Yorkshire Showground. Picture by Simon Hulme

1. The Fashion Show

Followers of fashion should look no further than the Skipton Building Society Fashion Pavilion for an exciting glimpse into future catwalk trends at this years Yorkshire Show.

Fashion students from colleges around the region will join upcoming and already successful designers as well as high street shops in presenting their designs to visitors.

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The shows are running every day from 11am until 4pm in the lifestyle arena.

2. The animal displays

During the three days of the show, the main ring will host a number of animal displays, with beasts of all shapes and sizes, showing off to both judges and visitors.

The display of hounds will welcome all dog-lovers to the centre stage every day of the show. Each day there will be two opportunities to watch the dogs, between 11.30-12pm and 2.30-3pm

Those with a stronger passion for the traditional country element can enjoy the cattle parades which take place between 2-3pm on Wednesday and Thursday.

3. The gardening show

If you have a horticultural hobby you can’t miss the events in the agricultural arena this year. Over the three day show, you can get ‘green finger’-tips on how to improve your own garden from seasoned experts in the field.

You can go to appreciate the talent from across the region at the garden show awards or attend seminars on how to grow fruit and other produce.

BBC Radio York will also be doing live coverage of the gardening section of the show and getting visitors involved with the events.

4. Cooking demonstration at cheese show

The ever popular cheese show will host its first ever programme of cookery demonstrations this year with a line up of Michelin-starred chefs taking to the stage.

Alongside live cooking displays, there will also be the annual competition where entrants have the chance to with the title of Supreme Champion Dairy Product competition and opportunities to test your taste buds in the popular Consumer Choice classes.

On the final day of the Yorkshire show cheese-loving crowds will get the chance to take the cheese home when the Big Auction puts the show’s award-winning cheeses under the hammer.

5. Show jumping

The equestrian entertainment begins as early as 7.30am every day in the main ring of the show, with a number of different classes showing their skills.

Spectators can enjoy performances by the Band of the Kings Division before watching the William Hanson Stakes show jumping (Tuesday) the Port Royal Equestrian and Show Centre Badsworth Stakes (Wednesday) or the prestigious Ripon Select Food Cock o’ The North show (Thursday) which attracts world class jumpers such as the Whitaker and the Smiths.