See Julia Bradbury on stage

This year, TV presenter Julia Bradbury will front the weekend event for the first time. Best known for BBC’s Countryfile and ITV’s Britain’s Best Walks, Julia is renowned for being genuinely passionate about the countryside and outdoor pursuits.

Gates open 9am – 5pm each day.

Special Guests From Tv’s The Yorkshire Vet Appearing At Countryside Live

TV favourites Peter Wright and Julian Norton will be special guests at this year’s Countryside Live on the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Julian and Peter who star in Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet, will appear on the Main Stage as well as signing and selling their new books in the Tipsy Heifer Pub.

Peter will appear on Saturday October 19 with his newly released book “My Yorkshire Great and Small”, a heart-warming love letter to the places, people and animals of Yorkshire.

Julian will be a special guest on Sunday October 20 with his books including the latest: “On Call with a Yorkshire Vet” a diary-style book, full of short stories and anecdotes, published by Great Northern Books.

Join Nick Hancock & Will Smith from Stray FM who will be at the Tipsy Heifer pub each day and take part in one of their quizzes to WIN a prize. The Tipsy Heifer pub overlooks the Main Ring, and ideal spot to watch the Northern Showcross championships!

What’s new for 2019

Once inside, all events are free

Making magic wands

Ninja assault course

Ride on

Interactive experience zone

Animal Barn

A chance to get up close and meet the farm animals

  • Birds of Prey
  • Cattle
  • Creature Experience – get close to reptiles, insects (plus snakes & spiders)
  • Get close to farmyard animals with Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm
  • Meet the alpacas
  • NFU Discovery Barn – games & activities for the kids
  • Say hello to the pigs
  • Watch chicks hatch & hold them, with Eggucation


Check out the list of activities for the kids

  • Annie the Alpaca Trail – collect your trail from the Info Point in Hall 1
  • Archery
  • Autumn fairy garden
  • Bread making*
  • Climbing wall
  • Create Cress Caterpillars & Cress Heads, Seed Paper Bombs & Farm Animal Keyrings
  • Cooking & baking – make an apple cinnamon swirl to take home*
  • Diggerland mini diggers & dumper truck rides
  • Face painting
  • Felting crafts
  • Freestyle bike track
  • Grains – grind grains into flour & press rapeseed to make oil
  • Growing plants in test tubes
  • Ian’s Mobile Farm – meet the farm animals & milk daisy the model cow
  • Making magic wands
  • Meet the bugs!
  • Mini-Fodder experience – pick your own veg & become a shopkeeper for the day
  • Ninja assault course
  • Rare breeds display
  • Reusing rubbish
  • Ride on mini-tractors
  • Seed planting – take it home & watch it grow!
  • Sausage roll making*
  • Sheep Show – dancing sheep!
  • The apple harvest – tasting & advice
  • Interactive experience zone
    • Velodrome cycling
    • Helicopter flying
  • Wax rubbing & candle making
  • Willow weaving
*A small number of workshops run a booking system due to the nature of their activity. Bookings need to be placed with the workshop provider at their stand, on arrival

Competitions & Classes

Including beef, sheep, equine, pigeons, poultry, rabbits, shoeing & more.


  • Beef Fatstock
  • Equestrian – Coloured Ridden (White Rose Ring) am
  • Equestrian – Northern Show Cross (Main Ring)
  • Equestrian – The Showing Register (TSR) (White Rose Ring) pm
  • Fruit, vegetable and flower show
  • Honey show
  • Pigeons
  • Rabbits
  • Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Sheep
  • Sheep
  • Shoeing competitions at The Forge


  • Equestrian – Northern Show Cross (Main Ring)
  • Equestrian – Olympia Qualifiers Ridden Mountain & Moorland (White Rose Ring) am
  • Equestrian – The Showing Register (TSR) (White Rose Ring) pm
  • Fruit, vegetable and flower show
  • Honey show
  • Pedigree Calves
  • Poultry
  • Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Sheep
  • Sheep
  • Shoeing competitions at The Forge


Enjoy a wide selection of gifts, food and clothing stands. Visit our trade stand page for more info.