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Chocolate Pigs Help Launch Ticket Sales for 2012 Great Yorkshire Show 2012-03-07

A contingent of pigs and poultry has arrived early at the Great Yorkshire Showground, but fortunately, being made of chocolate, it means that rosettes, judges and prize cards will not be required!

Chocolate pigs and hens are early arrivals for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show, as tickets go on sale for the 2012 event.
Pictured is Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive.

Chocolate pigs

The “livestock” are making their appearance courtesy of the chocolatiers at Bettys, the world renowned café tearooms, to coincide with the start of ticket sales for England’s premier agricultural event, the Great Yorkshire Show.

Nigel Pulling Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, the event organisers said: “At this time of year, it’s a relief that any livestock arriving is only temporary! In July visitors can see more than 5,000 animals competing for the top awards, and although we don’t have a category for the chocolate variety, I’m happy to say these are “first class”. The family business has been a staunch supporter of ours for many years and this gets our ticket sales off to a great start.”

Dates for this year’s Great Yorkshire Show are Tuesday 10 – Thursday 12 July, when more than 135,000 visitors are expected to come through the gates for the countryside extravaganza. As well as the competitive classes, each day the Ukrainian Cossacks and also the Red Devils will be entertaining the crowds with their dare-devil displays, there’s top class show jumping, a food hall packed with regional food and stunning fashion shows, as well as a host of demonstrations, exhibitions and opportunities to shop.

Tickets are available by calling 01423 546122 or on line –

And if you would like to carry out your own judging and tasting of the chocolate Saddleback pigs and hens, then head for the nearest Bettys Café Tea Rooms where you will find them as part of the new handcrafted Easter range.

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