Countryside Live is a great family day out. To help you enjoy your day, browse the list of questions to find answers to some of the commonly asked questions.
If you need further assistance, please visit the "Contact us" section.
Can I bring my dog to Countryside Live?
We operate a strict no dogs policy at Countryside Live with the exception of those taking part in competitions or displays or assistance dogs. Visitors with dogs will not be able to enter the event, so be kind to your dog and leave it at home. We do review this policy each year in light of changing circumstances however we feel that this course of action is best for Countryside Live for the following reasons:
- Most of the main avenues are very crowded and not suitable for visitors walking dogs.
- There are a number of livestock and equine areas located around the Showground and some animals are easily agitated in the presence of strange dogs and vice versa.
- Unfortunately not all dog owners are responsible cleaning up dog waste after them and this could present a hygiene issue for other visitors.
- Dogs are not permitted to remain in cars in the car parks owing to the risk of heat exhaustion and the same principle applies to walking them around the Showground for long periods on hot days.
Dogs are extremely sensitive to heat, and even on a mildly warm day they can quickly overheat if they are left in cars or made to take part in unnecessary exertion. Think of your dog and don’t leave it in the car as they can die if left unattended even in the shade with windows left open and water available.
What are the opening times of Countryside Live?
Opening Times are: 9am - 5pm on both days.
When can I buy Countryside Live tickets in advance?
Advance online ticket sales commence on Monday, 1st August 2016. Advance ticket sales end: Paper (via post) by Sunday 16th October and e-tickets (which must be printed out) by midnight on Thursday 20th October 2016.
Can I buy tickets for Countryside Live on the gate?
Tickets are available to purchase on the gate. Find a full list of ticket prices here.
When ordering tickets online why I am not prompted for which day I wish to attend.
Advance tickets are valid for any one day, giving you flexibility when planning your visit.
Can I camp during Countryside Live?
The only camping available at the Showground is at Harrogate Caravan Park and pitches are £19 per night.. Click here to check availability with the Harrogate Tourist Information Centre.
What are the dates for Countryside Live 2017?
The 15th Countryside Live takes place on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2017.
What are the dates for Countryside Live 2018?
The 16th Countryside Live takes place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018.
Do members of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society get in FREE to Countryside Live?
Yes! Members of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, are entitled to FREE entry on both days of Countryside Live, on production of their membership card (the membership card was issued when joining the Society this year).
How do I find the entry closing dates?
This information can be found in the Livestock & Entries section, where all the entry closing dates are listed. Schedules and Entry Forms are also available for download from these pages.
How do I find information about becoming a member?
I would like to purchase a picture taken at Countryside Live 2016. How can I do this?
Pictures taken at Countryside Live 2016 can be purchased from our Photographer's website.
Do you offer reduced rates for groups visiting Countryside Live?
Group discounts are available for groups of 15+. For more details contact Sally Wall or call 01423 546218.