Thursday, 27 July 2017

2017 Ryedale Show - Wasn't it Good!

Tuesday 25th July 2017 saw the 151st Ryedale Show, and a tremendous success it was, attended by over 15,000 people on its single day.

The weather behaved and not even an unfortunate disagreement between a car & a motorbike outside the main entrance early on could get in the way!

After-show publicity has been good, with a fantastic article in the Yorkshire Post by Ben Barnett, which you can read here: Yorkshire Post

All the event categories were fully subscribed, as demand was so high, as described in the YP piece;
"Christine Thompson, the show’s secretary, said: “It’s got to the point with livestock entries that we have got as many as we can take. We are happy being at full capacity and we are very fortunate to be with cattle, trade stands and sheep - to make the show any bigger would dilute it. Taking any further steps would be a big job. All the volunteers (we have about 100 of them) give as much as they can out of the goodness of their hearts and we can’t ask any more of them and the show all relies on the generosity of the Shaw family who lend us the land."

The local Gazette & Herald has also been a great supporter of the event, following up on a couple of pre-event articles with an excellent post-event piece (to which we have submitted some pictures) here: Gazette & Herald

Planning will start around October for next year's event, which shows the sheer amount of hard work & effort that organiser Christine & her team put in, to produce such a well organised event.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The 2017 Ryedale Show

Whilst the Great Yorkshire Show is arguably one of the most well-known events on the agricultural calendar, it is by no means the only one in our beautiful county. You can see a list on page 8 of our current Visitor Guide which is stocked by most good Tourist Information Centres, downloadable via PDF from our website or viewed on the electronic version here: Visit Yorkshire: 2017 Guide

Tuesday 25th July sees the 151st Ryedale Show, held in Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.

The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional Agricultural Show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all Sections and Trade Stands that attend in ever growing numbers each year. 

The Show is run with both the farming community and townspeople's interests in mind and there are attractions for everyone of all ages.

The show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well.

Situated within a natural amphitheatre, there are eight rings running throughout the day, exhibiting prime cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats. There are also sections for fur & feather, produce, WI/YCA and children’s classes together with sheep dog trials and a dog show. Prize money in excess of £20,000 is up for grabs, not to mention some fabulous trophies.

In the region of 200 quality trade stands attend each year, with many having exhibited each year for at least 10 years. They openly say that it is like a "family meeting" and this makes the atmosphere unique, warm and very friendly.

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Tuesday 25th July 2017

Gates open 8:30am