FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can anyone become a Member?
Membership of the Driffield Agricultural Society is open to all and must be purchased prior to the Show. Membership allows access to the Members' car park and the exclusive Members' Area located behind the Show Office. Membership prices for 2020 will be available shortly. For further information contact the Society office on 01377 257494.
Adult Member (16+)
£25– If bought before 28/2/20
Adult Member (16+)
£40- If bought after 28/2/20
Junior Member (Under 16)
As a member you are entitled to purchase Member's guest badges on Show day from the Show Office. These are available for £25.
For more information of the benefits of Membership to the Driffield Agricultural Society or to join, CLICK HERE
What time does the Show start and finish?
The Show opens at 9:00am and closes at 5:00pm. Some Show Jumping classes will go on after this time.
Where can I buy advanced tickets from?
Advance tickets are available from Woolley & Parks (Driffield and Beverley offices), Driffield Wolds Weekly, Cherrys of North Frodingham and from the Show Office. Advance tickets are also available to purchase online from this web site.
Why do I have to pay a booking fee?
All ticket sales through the website are subject to an administration charge. An administration fee is added to tickets to cover the cost of providing both a pay booth service on the day of the event and the provision of a contact centre prior to the event, plus the investment required to provide the ticketing software. These amounts are set in relation to the ticket price. These charges help us to cover the costs involved in running our ticketing website and booking line.
I no longer want my tickets, can I have a refund?
Tickets are none refundable and all sales are final, Driffield Agricultural Society will not consider cancellations, refunds or exchanges for any reasons.
I have ordered tickets online, but they have not arrived?
After completing your online order, e-tickets will arrive in a Confirmation email. To facilitate ease of access please ensure e-tickets are PRINTED out (including the bar code) and shown to the gate staff upon arrival.
Tickets that are not printed but just on Phones, Tablets etc are permitted but can cause large delays for you and other customers.
If you have not received your e-tickets, it is usually due to a typo in the email address. Please first check your junk folder, if your tickets are still not there please contact email@example.com
Are dogs allowed?
Dogs on fixed leads are very welcome at the Show.
Are camping facilities available for visitors?
Camping is not available on the Showground for visitors but there are several campsites located close to the Showground.
Is Parking free at the Show?
Parking is free, and all the car parks are within reasonable distance of the entrance gates.
Do you offer a group rate for Show visitors?
We have some great offers available for large coach groups, discounts are available by calling the Show office on 01377 257 494.
How accessible is the Show?
Driffield Show is held on a mix of hard standing and grassed areas, some of which may be uneven. All our buildings and marquees are fully accessible for those with mobility issues. Disabled toilet facilities across the Showground are also accessible for those with mobility issues.
When you arrive at the car park please show a steward your blue badge and they will direct you to as close to the front of the car park as possible
Can I book a mobility scooter?
Event Mobility is delighted to be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors at the show.
To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair you can book on line at www.eventmobility.org.uk, print out an advance booking form from the website or contact the office on 01386 725391 to request a form to be posted to you.
Please be aware that advance bookings cannot be made by phone.
Can I use a drone at the Show?
The use of drones and other similar devices, however operated, are not permitted within the confines of the Showground or car parks.
I would like to make a complaint
All comments / feedback regarding the Driffield Show are welcomed, whether good, or bad and should be put in writing or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my carer eligible for a free ticket?
Driffield Agricultural Society does not wish to discriminate against visitors with disabilities, so the full admission rate will be charged. However, if a visitor has a full-time carer, a complimentary ticket is available for them at the time of purchasing a standard price visitor ticket in advance from the Show Office. This concession is only available by applying in advance, with supporting documentation to the Show Office.
Why is the Driffield Show held midweek?
Driffield show is traditionally an agricultural show with a very high level of local agricultural and trade support, it's something that has remained important to the Society. Whilst we understand that not everybody can attend due to work and that children are at school. We work closely with schools across the county on the Schools' “Food & Farming Day, where we welcome over 1000 school children each year to the Showground for a day of education in May, we would encourage parents that would like to bring their children along to speak with their school as the Driffield Show is very much thought of as an educational event.
I’m arriving by public transport; how do I get to the Showground?
A shuttle bus runs from George Street in Driffield Town Centre and picks up at Driffield Train Station along the way throughout the day.
East Yorkshire Bus Service “121” also stops directly outside of the Showground.
What facilities are available for babies and children?
The Show is a family friendly event and we do as much as we can to assist families with young children and babies. Baby change facilities are available within the Rix Pavilion and there is also a free children’s activity area with baby change.
Driffield Show comprises both indoor and outdoor areas so think practical and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. As always, the British Summer is very unpredictable so it would be advisable to opt for layering clothing and bring a waterproof.
What Security measures do you have in place?
In light of the recent terrible attacks in Manchester and London, security will, as always, be a top priority at the Show and we would like to reassure our visitors that we are working in partnership with Humberside Police and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office to deliver a safe and enjoyable show.
We have carried out a full review of site security arrangements and contingency plans which have been approved by Humberside Police - and we will continue to do so.
As always there is 24-hour security in place both before and after the event and there will be extra security measures implemented during the Driffield Show, including bag checks which will be in place at all entrances to the Showground.
Due to these enhanced security measures, there will not be a bag storage facility at the Show. Visitors are asked to only bring bags that they intend to carry around with them.
Bags should not be left unattended anywhere.
Am I allowed to bring a picnic?
You are very welcome to bring a picnic with you, although you may wish to sample some of the fantastic food which is on offer throughout the Show. Alcohol is available in the licensed bars on the Showground.
Is there a cash machine at Driffield Show?
A cash back facility is located adjacent to the Show Office and the Members Enclosure.
Future Driffield Show Dates.
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Wednesday 21st July 2021
Wednesday 20th July 2022
Wednesday 19th July 2023
Wednesday 17th July 2024
Wednesday 16th July 2025