The Great Yorkshire Show is going online for the first time in its history to make sure farming, food and the countryside enjoys the spotlight this summer.
Taking place over the show’s original dates, from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July, and organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the Great Yorkshire Virtual Show will feature three full days of entertaining and informative video footage, all available for free on the show’s website.
Attractions include a performance by East Yorkshire-based TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses, a cook-off between top chefs Rosemary Shrager and Stephanie Moon, a Q&A with the stars of The Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright and Julian Norton, and a behind the scenes tour with Olympic showjumper Graham Fletcher.
Livestock, farriery, beekeeping, cheesemaking and much more will be showcased as part of a packed programme of virtual events.
On the final night, Black Sheep Brewery is hosting a beer and cheese tasting evening. The brewery will make a donation to R.A.B.I from the proceeds generated by sales of their unique show beer and cheese set.
Charles Mills, Show Director, said: “While the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of our iconic annual event, we are determined that the show must go on, albeit in a different format this year.
“Never before has the Great Yorkshire Show been celebrated as a virtual event and so we are incredibly grateful to everyone who has contributed to bringing the Show to life in this way.”