AN agricultural show is going online for the first time in its history.

The Great Yorkshire Show will feature three full days of entertainment, demonstrations and informative video footage from July 14 to 16.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the three-day show, which normal takes place in Harrogate this month and attracts more than 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals each year, was cancelled in March.

Organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the Great Yorkshire Show will be available for free on the show’s website.

“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,” said Charles Mills, show director of the Great Yorkshire Show.

“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.”

Attractions will include a performance by East Yorkshire-based TV stunt performers Atkinson Action Horses, a cook-off between 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 many more will be showcased as part of a programme of virtual events.

There will also be directory of businesses who would have welcomed show visitors to their trade stands at the showground.

“The Yorkshire Agricultural Society recognises that the Great Yorkshire Show offers a fantastic platform to celebrate and champion the very best of British agriculture and so we hope to achieve that virtually this year,” added Charles.

“There will be something for everyone to enjoy online over the show’s three days and we dearly hope that you will join us for what promises to be a very special showcase of all that is great about Yorkshire, its rural traditions and the region’s enviable reputation for producing high-quality British food.”

For more information, and to view the show online, visit