Driffield Show 2019 date, ticket prices, timings, what's on and everything you need to know – Hull Daily Mail

Tens of thousands of people will flock to East Yorkshire next week for one of the UK’s largest one-day agricultural shows.

Regularly attracting over 20,000 people of all ages, the popular Driffield Show is a ‘must do’ event for the farming community and families.

The show celebrates the core and tradition of farming and food and has been an agricultural extravaganza for 144 years.

From camels to dancing dogs, show jumping and birds of prey, there will be a vast range of activities, displays, educational content and demonstrations for people of all ages to enjoy.

If you are looking for a grand day out for the whole family then this is the place to be. Here is everything you need to know about the 144 Driffield Show:

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When is it on?

The show will be held next Wednesday, July 17, and gates will be open from 9am until 6pm.

What’s on?

In the main ring, there will be entertainment from Jospeh’s Amazing Racing Camels and the Acitivty Arena will host The Yorkshire Hoopers dog display team, Yorkshire Bouncers Flyball Team and the RNLI of Bridlington.

The popular ‘dancing dogs’ The Tailwaggers will also feature and there will also be flying demonstrations from the Owl Adventures display team.

The Livestock Area will by showing sheeps and pigs and there is also the return of the crowds’ favourite Heavy Horse classes, giving the public the opportunity to view these gentle giants.

Cows, sheep and horses are all part of the Show.

The equine community will also be well represented throughout the show with a packed main ring timetable ranging from the Local Ridden Ponies to the Show Jumping Classes.

If you think you have the best dog in the world you can also enter them into the crowd favourite Dog Show, which will take place near to the countryside pursuits area.

 

Local craftsmen and women will demonstrate traditional skills such as wood turning, rope making, basket making, broom and rake making along with demonstrations of forest skills with a local bodger.

The crowd pleasing ‘Wheat to Bread’ demonstration will take place throughout the day, giving budding bakers to get hands on with bread making.

Driffield Show 2019 date, ticket prices, timings, what's on and everything you need to know - Hull Daily Mail
Horses on show at Driffield Showground

Is food available?

Of course there is. There will be plenty of food to tuck into at the popular Food Theatre which includes a packed timetable featuring local chefs and local producers.

New for 2019 will be the enormous Food Hall marquee creating a fantastic platform for local food and food from further afield.

As well as an impressive selection of grub, you can take a gander at the 450 trade stands that offer everything from lifestyle and fashion, to rural crafts and local produce.

WATCH: Crowds of country lovers flock to Driffield Show in 2017

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How do I get there?

The show will take place at the Showground in Driffield. It is located just outside the East Yorkshire market town at the junction of the A164/A614.

If you are travelling by car type in the postcode YO25 9DN into your Sat Nav and follow signposts for the show as you approach the ground. Free car parking is available.

 

Northern Rail will operate direct train services from Hull, Cottingham, Beverley, Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough, Brough, Goole, Doncaster and Sheffield to Driffield Railway Station.

The station is a short distance from the Showground but you can hop on the free shuttle bus service to take you there, which stops near the station.

Driffield Show 2019 date, ticket prices, timings, what's on and everything you need to know - Hull Daily Mail
A cow being presented at The Driffield Show

You can catch the shuttle bus opposite the Tesco supermarket in George Street and any southbound bus stop in Middle Street South in the town centre from 9.15am until 5.35pm.

East Yorkshire buses will also drop you off right outside the Showground. Use service 121 if you are travelling from Hull, Beverley and Bridlington or service 45 if you are travelling from York, Pocklington, Bridlington and Market Weighton.

How much are tickets?

Show tickets can be bought in advance from the Driffield Showground website.

All tickets for children under the age of 12 are free.

Advanced tickets are priced at £14 for adults, £3 for children under 16, and a family ticket (two adults and two children) will cost £31.

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Purchasing tickets at the gate will cost more. Gate tickets will cost £17 for adults, £4 for children under 16, and a family ticket can be bought for £38.

There will be a £1 discount off each ticket for anyone travelling to the show by public transport (not valid with advanced tickets or if you only travelled on the shuttle bus).

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