THE Great Yorkshire Show is set to run across four days after more than 160 years of the popular event.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society extended the programme of events to four days as a coronavirus safety measure.

But after consulting with members, visitors and livestock and trade exhibitors, the change is here to stay.

Nigel Pulling, CEO at Yorkshire Agricultural Society, said the pandemic "forced" organisers to press the "reset button".

The 163rd Great Yorkshire Show will take place between Tuesday, July 12 and Friday, July 15 in 2022.

There will be a limit on attendance each day to ensure everyone has a relaxed and enjoyable experience while membership numbers will also be capped.

Tickets will be sold in advance only and go on sale earlier than usual - from Monday November 1.

The daily programme of events is still to be finalised but this will be made public early next year.

The CEO said: “The pandemic forced us to change the way we did things at the Show and there was not one section of the Great Yorkshire Show that was unchanged. This pressed a reset button on our whole operations and some of these changes were so successful, they are here to stay."

"The atmosphere of celebration and enjoyment from the farming community and visitors was second to none.”

This year, the show welcomed a number of high-profile guests including The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as well as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice MP, Robbie Moore MP, Defra Minister Victoria Prentis MP and James Newman, Chair of the Hull and East Yorkshire LEP.

Mr Pulling said: “Spreading the event over four days was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from our exhibitors, visitors and staff. Visitors felt that more space to navigate the showground made their whole show experience more enjoyable, while for exhibitors; four days and shorter hours meant they felt less pressurised.

“We look forward to organising and delivering a fantastic Great Yorkshire Show for you in 2022, which we hope will be our best yet.”

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