“Country Cool” will be hitting the catwalk at this
year’s Countryside Live, with the first ever fashion show
included in the event’s line up.
Outfits designed by Gods Rock Climbing of Huddersfield whose work will be showcased at the event.
Stylish outdoor clothing including designer deerskin outfits,
wacky wellies, colourful shawls and statement socks are just some
of the ingredients of the fashion shows which will be held three
times a day at Countryside Live.
Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground and organised by the Yorkshire
Agricultural Society, Countryside Live takes place on Saturday
27 and Sunday 28 October and promises to be a hit with all the
family, not just fashion enthusiasts. This will be the fifth year
of the event which is a showcase for some of the country’s
finest cattle and sheep, and a great day out for everyone with
an interest in the countryside.
Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive said: “Countryside Live has
really come of age, and being 90% indoors, it’s ideal, whatever
the weather. On the programme there’s everything from inspiring
cookery demonstrations using local produce to jazz music to the
Young Farmers’ Tug of War to the dozens of stands – ideal
for finding imaginative gifts that are a little bit different to
those you find on the High Street and all under one roof! There’s
the chance to see some of Britain’s best animals and talk
to their owners, and of course we’re delighted to have a
new feature in the fashion shows.”
One of the most innovative scenes in the catwalk shows will be
that featuring the deerskin clothing presented by Holme Farmed
Venison of Sherburn in Elmet. Farming entrepreneur Nigel Sampson
thought of the idea after looking for a way of using the waste
product, the leather, from their venison business. Another Yorkshire
entrepreneur is Alison McHamish of Boroughbridge- based Ee’i-E’i-O
with her collection of fun T and polo shirts. Lovely silk and wool
shawls will be presented by The Shawl Stall of Skelton, York and
in complete contrast, the Sock Company will feature wacky wellies
and funky socks. Joules, the renowned outdoor clothing specialists,
will also be presenting a range of stylish and practical outfits
whilst Gods Rock Climbing will showcase innovative action wear – perfect
for whether you are rock climbing or going to the pub! As with
the Great Yorkshire Show, Bernadette Gledhill of the Louise Morton
Model Agency of Huddersfield is co-ordinating the fashion shows.
Elsewhere visitors will find demonstrations of a range of country
skills including thatching, cheese making and pottery. Youngsters
will be rolling up their sleeves for a spot of bread making, whilst
outside there’s the Yorkshire Woodfair, traction engines
and traditional carousels, the pigeon and poultry sections plus
the Knaresborough Horticultural Society’s Late Flower Show
and on Sunday, the Young Farmers’ Tug of War competition.
Tickets cost: Advance Gate Price
Adults £6 £8
Concessions £5 ` £7
Children: FREE ADMISSION
Car parking is free and extensive and there is free admission for
Yorkshire Agricultural Society members on presentation of their
There are also discounts for groups of 20 people or more.
The Great Yorkshire Showground is situated on the south side of
Harrogate, with access off the A661.
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