FAQ’s

Please find below some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) including details on future dates, opening hours, ticket prices and more.

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Can I bring my dog to Countryside Live?

Although we love dogs, we operate a strict no dog’s policy for visitors (apart from assistance, therapy and support dogs or those competing).

Here’s why:

• Most main avenues are crowded and unsuitable for visitors walking dogs
• There are a number of livestock and equine areas on 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 for Countryside Live?

Opening times for Countryside Live are: 9am – 5pm on both days.

When can I buy Countryside Live tickets in advance?

Advance online ticket sales commence on Monday, 3rd September 2018.

Advance ticket sales end: Paper (via post) by Friday 13th October and e-tickets (which must be printed out) by 5pm on Friday 19th October 2018.

After these dates tickets will be available to purchase on the gate.

Can I buy tickets on the gate for Countryside Live?

Tickets are available to purchase on the gate for Countryside Live.

Find a full list of ticket prices here

Is there a cash point at the venue?

There is no cash point at the venue, however, cashback (up to £50) will be available on the gate (if you purchase tickets on the day). Alternatively, there will be a cashback facility at the Information Point in Hall 1, where a nominal purchase will need to be made in order to process the transaction.

What are the dates for Countryside Live 2018?

Countryside Live 2018 takes place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018.

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What are the dates for Countryside Live 2019?

Countryside Live 2019 takes place on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October 2019.

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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).

Find out more about the benefits of membership and prices on the Yorkshire Agricultural Society website

How do I find the entry closing dates?

Entry closing dates can be found in the competitors section, where all sections are listed. Schedules and Entry Forms are also available for download from these pages.

Results will also be displayed on this page following the event.

How do I find information about membership?

One of the benefits of membership of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is free entry in to both Countryside Live and the Great Yorkshire Show

For more information about membership along with details on prices and how to join please visit the Yorkshire Agricultural Society website or call 01423 541000.

Can I use public transport to get to Countryside Live?

There are a number of options available for public transport:

Rail – Hornbeam Park Station is the closest, where you can walk to the event using the Showground Greenway (appox 20 minute walk). Alternatively, there is a taxi rank outside the front of Harrogate Railway Station.

Harrogate Bus Service from Harrogate Town Centre (drops off at Sainsburys on Wetherby Road)
Saturday – 7 & X70– buses run on the following minutes past the hour: 10, 25, 40 & 55
Sunday – 7 – buses run 8am, 9am, 10am, 11.10am, 12.15pm – every hour until 5.15pm

Transdev York Service (drops off at Woodlands Corner) Saturday only – 22 Explorer – buses run 10am, 12noon & 2pm

NB: Visitors will need to walk from the bus stop to the main entrance gate, which is located off Hookstone Wood Road next to Harrogate Squash & Fitness Centre.

What provision do you have for people with disabilities?

We aim to make visiting Countryside Live a comfortable and enjoyable experience for people with disabilities and welcome any observations on further improvements.  Please find details regarding accessibility for visitors:

Disabled parking

An area of car park near the main entrance is the designated car park for disabled visitors. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Disabled permits must be clearly visible and access will only be granted to registered disabled drivers or their carers. Parking spaces cannot be reserved.

Inside the showground

The majority of walkways are of hard-standing and most public buildings and animal areas have ramps or are accessible by wheelchairs. Whilst we try to ensure that the grass avenues are flat, the Showground is on a sloping site which means that some degree of effort is required to push a wheelchair around.

Tickets for disabled visitors & carers

Disabled visitors may bring a carer free of charge. We just ask for proof of care requirement such as personal independence payment, disability living allowance, carers allowance, blue badge registration number and this must be arranged in advance by calling 01423 541222 (open until 12th October). Please also bring this with you on the day.

After 12th October 2018, we advise that visitors can only request carer tickets on the gate. Advance tickets (e-tickets) are available to purchase until 5pm on Friday 19th October 2018. To obtain a carer ticket on the gate, please bring proof of care requirement with you.

Disabled toilets

The majority of toilets on the Showground have disabled facilities.

Wheelchair / scooter hire

Please note that Countryside Live does not operate a wheelchair or scooter hire service.