09th July 2018

5 things to do and see at The Great Yorkshire Show

We’re heading to The Great Yorkshire Show this week – yippie! If you’re coming along too here’s 5 top things we recommend taking the time to see whilst you’re here (other than coming to see us on our stand 521 of course)!

Parade around the Main Ring

The Main Ring is at the heart of the Great Yorkshire Showground, and it really wouldn’t be The Great Yorkshire Show without it! There you can watch the Grand Cattle Parade on Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm, as well as equestrian dynamo Lorenzo who will perform there every day!

Make the perfect dish at the Great Yorkshire Food Theatre

As avid cooks, the Great Yorkshire Food Theatre is one of our absolute favourite parts of the whole event. The theatre is located in the Food Hall (just next to our stand!), where a jam packed timetable runs from 9.30am – 4.30pm each day. You can always pick up new ideas from the respected Yorkshire chefs, and this year we’re particularly looking forward to the daily demos from TV chef Rosemary Shrager, at 11am each day.

Marvel at the flowers at the Garden Show 

The Garden Show is always a highlight; so many beautiful looking (and smelling!) flowers, plants and herbs. Visit the Garden Show stage between 10.30am – 4.30pm each day and pick up some top tips for gardening!

Say hello to the Great Yorkshire Show Heifer

It’s the 160th Great Yorkshire Show this year, and so to celebrate they’ve created the Great Yorkshire Show Heifer! The GYS heifer is a huge steel sculpture modelled on the infamous Craven Heifer – the iconic ‘wonder of farmers’, born and bred in the same era as the first Great Yorkshire Show. See this wonderful sculpture alongside her creator Emma Stothard, a sculptor from Whitby.

Try not to drool at the Cheese Show

As you all know, at Delicious HQ we’re more than partial to a good cheese, with our favourite being the creamy Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese we use in our Tomato & Red Pepper soup. So the judging of the cheese and dairy classes is quite exciting for us, which takes place on Tuesday, with the awards being presented on Wednesday. The cheese judging also helps us decide what to bid on in the Grand Cheese auction on Thursday (time to be confirmed) – that’s if we don’t just go ahead and bid on it all!