Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground Harrogate

Looking Back then Looking Forward

WOW, where has 2022 gone? Has it flown by as quickly for you or is it just us that feels that the older we get, the quicker the year goes by? The Showground quietens down a little over the festive season and you can literally hear the operations team take a sigh of relief as they have a day or two to catch their breath before they start preparing for the following year’s events.

Our amazing industry certainly is resilient, and we are thrilled that people haven’t lost their appetite for face-to-face events. 2022 has been good but 2023 is looking great. We’ve definitely bounced back from the turbulence of Covid and are on track to break records next year. For us, it’s not only the personal thrill that comes with a record-breaking year, but also knowing that the more revenue we generate the more the Yorkshire Agricultural Society can do to support our beleaguered farmers, protect the environment, and educate children about their food.

Here are some fun facts of information from the past year:

We welcomed over 300,000 visitors to our award-winning venue

Over 33,000 cars were parked in our complimentary car parking

We sold 187,686 cups of tea

So, what does 2023 have in store for Yorkshire Event Centre?

Well, all of our fabulous regulars have rebooked for next year and we are excited to welcome four new public shows and a new trade show to the Yorkshire Event Centre so keep an eye out on our website for further details.

We’ll continue working on our sustainability. The next step is to work out exactly what our carbon footprint is before we complete our plan to ensure we meet that net zero target by 2050.

We’ve got exciting familiarisation trips planned for next year and will continue shouting about how fabulous the Yorkshire Event Centre is albeit in the classic Yorkshire way.

We know that there are turbulent times ahead but there are also some exciting times too and we’d love you to join us on our journey.

In the meantime, wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year, and look forward to seeing you all soon.

If you want to discover this gem of a venue, give us a call on 01423 544544

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