Agricultural and country shows

The agricultural, country and village shows are an important part of summer in the North York Moors and surrounding area.

You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy the finer points of pedigree cattle, shire horses, sheep, or fruit and vegetables to experience this traditional part of our social calendar.

All the shows are different, some with show-jumping, others with brass bands, fell running or fairground rides. But they all have one thing in common. Everyone is there to have a good time, enjoy the local food and drink, and meet up with old and new friends.

* Look out for us on these dates and come and say hello!

2024 Show dates

  • Saturday 3 - Osmotherley Show
  • Tuesday 6 - Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show - Established in 1800, it's the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country. Held on the first Tuesday in August by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society, visitors are welcome to see the time honoured tradition of finding the heaviest gooseberry in one of four classes: red, yellow, green and white. The heaviest gooseberry is determined by an apothecary scale, measured in drams and grains.
  • Wednesday 7 - Thornton le Dale Show*
  • Friday 9 - Hinderwell Show
  • Saturday date tbc - Goathland Village Show
  • Wednesday 14 - Danby Show*
  • Saturday 17 - Rosedale Show
  • Wednesday 21 - Egton Show
  • Monday 26 - Farndale Show
  • Saturday 31 - Bilsdale Show, Chop Gate*
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