THE iconic Great Yorkshire Show is set to become a four-day event after an additional day introduced due to Covid measures proved a big hit.

A raft of changes were implemented at this year’s show due to Covid-19 regulations and after consulting with members, visitors and exhibitors, the show's organisers, The Yorkshire Agricultural Society, has decided to keep them in place.

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This includes running the show over four days, from July 12 next year and having a cap on visitor numbers.

Tickets will be sold in advance only and they will go on sale earlier than usual - from November 1.

The 2022 programme is still to be finalised but this will be made public early next year.

Nigel Pulling chief executive of the Society said: “The pandemic forced us to change the way we did things at the Show and there was not one section of the Great Yorkshire Show that was unchanged.

"This pressed a reset button on our whole operations and some of these changes were so successful, they are here to stay.

“Spreading the event over four days was met with an overwhelmingly positive response from our exhibitors, visitors and staff.

"Visitors felt that more space to navigate the showground made their whole show experience more enjoyable, while for exhibitors; four days and shorter hours meant they felt less pressurised."

Tickets will be available from the website from November 1, 2021.

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