The 2020 Great Yorkshire Show has been cancelled

The Great Yorkshire Show, which was due to take place from Tuesday July 14 - Thursday July 16 2020 has become the latest event to be cancelled due to the growing Coronavirus crisis.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 12:24 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd March 2020, 12:25 pm
Cock O' the North competition at last year's Great Yorkshire Show.

A statement released by Nigel Pulling, CEO of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society read:

"Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the sad but sensible decision to cancel the Great Yorkshire Show this year.

"As this national crisis escalates day by day, we feel we cannot safely run the Show in 2020.

"We are extremely sorry to have to announce this news and appreciate that this will disappoint everyone who loves the Show as much as we do.

"We will continue to passionately support our farmers in whatever way we can, as they work hard producing our food.

"We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Great Yorkshire Show and our goal is to return bigger and better next year.

"We hope you and your families stay safe and well through these difficult times."