THIS year’s Great Yorkshire Show has been called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The big three-day agricultural event at Harrogate was due to take place from Tuesday, July 14 to Thursday, July 16. But organisers Yorkshire Agricultural Society have announced that they do not feel they can safely go ahead.

Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Pulling, said: “Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we have taken the sad but sensible decision to cancel the show this year. As this national crisis escalates we feel we cannot safely run the show in 2020.

“We are extremely sorry to have to announce this news and appreciate this will disappoint everyone who loves the show as much as we do.

“We will continue to passionately support our farmers.” The show is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.