Statement from the Chairman of Great Harwood Agricultural Society Ltd regarding our 2021 show.

To all concerned:
For the second year in succession, Great Harwood Agricultural Society has to pass on the sad news of the cancellation of its annual agricultural show, this year scheduled for Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 31st May 2021.

The members, who work voluntarily and tirelessly every year to put on this event for the benefit of Great Harwood and its surrounding community, have agonised long and hard over the past months as to whether it would be possible to run the show this year.

Under normal circumstances, preparations for the event start way back in October the previous year and run right up to the show itself at the end of May. In the current situation we lack any degree of certainty that the government or local councils would permit the event to take place, or that the public themselves would feel safe in attending.

The show involves the investment of many man hours and many thousands of pounds, much of which is not recoverable unless a successful show takes place. It has therefore it has been decided that it would be irresponsible to risk the loss of outlay of £25,000+, when due to circumstances beyond our control the show could be cancelled at short notice.

We are therefore going to start preparations early for the 2022 Annual Great Harwood Agricultural Show and look forward to a successful year then, when this terrible situation hopefully will be over and life has returned to normal.

The society would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year and look forward to seeing you all soon in happier times.

Any queries can be directed to

Stephen Horrocks,
Great Harwood Agricultural Society Ltd.