I’ve never been to the Great Yorkshire Show. Despite growing up in North Yorkshire and now living in West Yorkshire I have just never got around to it. I do really want to go and think it’s important that we make time to support these events but I just didn’t get around to it.
Last year it was a disaster due to the weather but this year it was glorious sunshine, what better way to spend a day than trying out some local ales and home grown foods, while engaging with some of the many businesses who are based in the Yorkshire region.
I am also particularly interesting in the arts and crafts that are showcased at these events. I love going along to the steam gatherings which take place in Masham and Hunton, near where I’m from. Not only are there cake stalls and the usual vegetable growing competitions but also a massive collective of talents including sewing, wood craft and painting.
I’ve always really wanted to be creative when it comes to crafts and have a sewing machine, but I haven’t spent enough time using it to become any good. I do however want to change that and you never know I could be showcasing my own creations in the future – although I won’t hold my breath!
I am going to make it my mission next year to go to the Great Yorkshire Show. I remember when we were at primary and secondary school it would be accepted and expected that people took time off to go along to the event and I still never managed it!
From the website it looks like it was a huge success and with a waiting list of exhibitors there is no doubt that the many companies that were promoting their wares got great value from it. As some of the largest businesses in the country are based in the county we really should make the effort to support events like this and to champion and shout about the beautiful area we live in.
If you were lucky enough to attend then let me know what you thought. I have heard some amazing things about the show and hope that in future years I will find the time to go along and experience it for myself.