IT seems there is no end to the appeal of the Great Yorkshire Show.

It's already England's premier agricultural show and is still attracting more and more visitors.

At one point it looked like the appallingly cold, wet weather on the show’s opening day would put people off.

Chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Nigel Pulling was nonplussed: “it’s Yorkshire and Britain. It’s something facing farmers all the time; we just have to get on with it.”

The statistics from the show’s operations manager Nigel Morgan appeared to demonstrate people did just that. Just 400 fewer vehicles arrived compared to last year’s opening day of the show, despite the soaking conditions. But the following day saw a staggering 3,000 extra vehicles arrive compared to last year; taking the number to 20,000 on Wednesday.

It’s not difficult to see why; the breadth and variety of entertainment and events on offer at the Great Yorkshire Show are staggering.

The biggest and best of everything in farming is on show, from cheese to pigs, bulls and sheep. You can walk for hours and still not see it all, or just sit and sip Pimms and soak it all up.

Where else can you find the head of Barclays Bank and Government ministers chatting with people who live in some of the remotest parts of the country about hill sheep farming?

And where else can three, or even four generations of one family go for a day out and all enjoy it equally?

One of the nicest comments Spectator heard was from a livestock owner, who had come up with her cows from Dorset to the show for the first time and who was blown away by the hospitality; how they were looked after with breakfast, food, drinks and an amazing Yorkshire welcome.

The downside to the pull of Yorkshire hospitality is all those extra vehicles on the roads made for some painfully long waits on the roads as people headed to and from the showground.

But again, queues, like rain, are a fact of British life and in Yorkshire we just get on with it.