The Great Yorkshire Show 2020 has been cancelled

The showground in the summer - Photograph: Welcome To Yorkshire

One of the biggest regional traditions of the summer will not go ahead, as the Great Yorkshire Show 2020 is cancelled.

CEO of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society Nigel Pulling said:

  • As this national crisis escalates day by day, we feel we cannot safely run the show in 2020. We are extremely sorry to have to announce this news and appreciate that this will disappoint everyone who loves the Show as much as we do.

    We will continue to passionately support our farmers in whatever way we can, as they work hard producing our food.

    We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Great Yorkshire Show and our goal is to return bigger and better next year.

    We hope you and your families stay safe and well through these difficult times.