EVENT: Fun and farming at Countryside Live 2015

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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s flagship autumn event, Countryside Live is on the horizon and promises to justify its reputation as a fun day out for all the family, as well as giving an insight into farming and rural life.

The dates for Countryside Live are Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October when thousands of visitors are expected at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate to see an extensive range of competitive classes, demonstrations of country skills and hands-on activities for all ages. The event is the ‘little sister’ of the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

This will be the thirteenth Countryside Live and entries are already coming in for the various sections - cattle, sheep, equine, poultry, pigeons, horticulture and honey. And the popular Search for a Talented Show Jumper competition will again feature, hosted by Olympic experts, Graham and Tina Fletcher. Also on the equine timetable is the Northern Show Cross Series Final which will again take place in the iconic Main Ring.

Around the event attractions include:

‘Bjorn the Polar Bear’ makes his debut

Pony Rides

Have a Go Archery

Children’s Area: ‘Create and Explore’ with everything from breadmaking to willow weaving

Diggerland

Dog Agility Displays

The Sheep Show

Ferret Racing

Birds of Prey Demonstrations

And dozens of trade stands with everything from jewellery to regional food and drink

For the latest information see www.countrysidelive.co.uk Gates open at 9am and close at 5.30pm. Please note dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed on the showground. Parking is free and extensive.

Countryside Live 2015 ticket prices: In advance, adults £10, Children: 5 – 18 years* £5, family ticket, £25, on the gate, adults £12, Children: 5 – 18 years* £6, family £30. *Under 5s admitted free.