Countryside Live

Start Date

Saturday 19th Oct 2019 00:00 AM

End Date

Sunday 20th Oct 2019 00:00 AM

Location

Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ

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Brought to you by the organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live is a great family day out celebrating farming, food and countryside.  Once inside all activities are FREE, all you need is your ticket to get in. Organisers of this year’s Countryside Live in Harrogate are delighted to announce that Julia Bradbury will front the two-day event for the first time. Best known for presenting Countryfile on the BBC and Britain's Best Walks and Australia with Julia Bradbury on ITV, Julia is renowned for being genuinely passionate about the countryside and outdoor pursuits.  Julia has co-founded with her sister Gina, a free online resource dedicated to the outdoors called The Outdoor Guide (TOG), which will also have a presence at the show. Fans can meet Julia at Countryside Live on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate on Saturday October 19th and Sunday October 20th! Julia said: “"I cannot wait for a weekend of fun and games fronting Countryside Live 2019! Come along for live talks about the great outdoors, all your favourite alfresco activities and arena shows, local food and drink, and to meet the charities and businesses taking part in what's set to be a fantastic few days celebrating our countryside. See you there!” Show Director Charles Mills said: “Julia’s passion for the outdoors really fits with our two-day celebration of the countryside. We look forward to hearing her story live on stage on both days and fans will also have the chance to meet Julia as well as enjoying a fun-packed family day out. Countryside Live will be bigger and better this year, there’s plenty of animals to see and there’ll be even more activities for children – which will all be FREE once inside!” TV favourites Peter Wright and Julian Norton will be special guests this year. 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. Stray FM’s Will Smith and Nick Hancock will be back to host quizzes and prize giveaways in the Tipsy Heifer pub. Now in its 17th year, Countryside Live usually attracts around 12,000 visitors across two days. As well as family activities, there are 2,000 animals who converge on the showground over the two days to compete. From horses to honey, pigs to poultry, sheep to cattle, pigeons to rabbits there are competitions and classes throughout the weekend. Elsewhere there’s birds of prey displays, hundreds of stands to browse, horticultural classes and farriery competitions. Changes have been made to improve the layout of the event with cattle being brought back into Hall 2.  The White Rose Ring will continue to hold Ridden Coloureds and the Olympia Ridden Mountain & Moorland section followed by a host of TSR (The Showing Register) classes on both afternoons. The Main Ring will see the exciting Northern Show Cross Competitions return again. Tickets are now on sale and parking is free. Please note dogs are not allowed on the showground. Book in advance to save money! Ticket prices:   Ticket Type Advance Price  Adult    £14     Child (age 5-18)      £7     Family*   £40 Gate Price         Adult     £16      Child (age 5-18)      £8       Family*   £45 *includes 2 adults & up to 3 children   Opening hours:  9am – 5pm each day

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