Sunshine and success for 2013 Great Yorkshire Show

Glorious sunshine brought the 155th Great Yorkshire Show to a close, with organisers announcing the third highest visitor number in the event’s history.

A total of 134,837 people came through the gates for England’s premier agricultural show. Top class animals, celebrity guests and wonderful summer weather helped make it one of the most memorable shows ever, said Bill Cowling, Honorary Show Director.

“Our visitor numbers are tremendous and we are extremely grateful to our members, visitors and exhibitors for their support in what has been a particularly difficult year. As a shop window for the industry, the Show will give a welcome boost to farming and the wider rural community, and that’s very much what the event is about. Looking forward, plans are already well underway for our autumn event, Countryside Live in October.”

The record for the highest visitor numbers was set in 2006 when 135,211 people came to the show, including HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The second highest figure was two years ago, at 135,086.