Tens of thousands of visitors are set to flock to the Harrogate district in 2023 thanks to the Yorkshire Event Centre securing a series of exciting new events.

From a model rail showcase to an epic comic convention, electric vehicle extravaganza to the biggest outdoor holiday home show, the YEC is proud to announce a host of fantastic new events lined up throughout the year.

Heather Parry, managing director of the Yorkshire Event Centre said: “We are excited to be heading into 2023 with a number of new, high profile shows to be held here for the first time. All of these have strong national profiles, guaranteed to attract thousands of visitors into the region and we are proud to host them here.”

Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition and Model Rail 2023 will be held on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March. Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition will have large scale traction engines, model boats, military, earth moving display, live steam, model trucks, aero modelling, railway locomotives and over 40 club and society displays. Model Rail 2023 will feature ‘Heaton Lodge Junction’ the largest model railway in the UK. This masterpiece has a 200ft x 50ft floorplan and took over seven years to build. A fantastic day out for families and the serious model railway enthusiast. www.theeventsoffice.com

Fully Charged LIVE North 2023, the World’s no.1 Electric Vehicle and Clean Energy Show, is expected to attract 10,000 – 15,000 visitors when it’s held at the Yorkshire Event Centre on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May. The show will complement a series of other Fully Charged LIVE shows which are held in Europe, America, Canada and Australia as well as Fully Charged LIVE South which is held in Hampshire.


Founded by actor, author and presenter Robert Llewellyn, the hugely popular YouTube channel which has 163,785,718 views and 983k subscribers, covers electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes, from electric bikes to electric boats as well as covering the clean, sustainable energy sources that these technologies can run on. https://fullycharged.show/


Comic-Con will be at the Yorkshire Event Centre on Saturday 3rd June 3 and Sunday 4th June as part of a national tour. Expect big guests, amazing set and prop builds, major attractions, cosplay, anime, traders, gaming and more. Organisers picked the YEC as the ideal location thanks to its potential for growth. https://www.comicconventionyorkshire.co.uk/

And organisers of the UK’s biggest outdoor holiday home show HERCMA, recently announced their relocation to the Great Yorkshire Showground.
Rebranded as The Great Holiday Home Show, it will be held from Friday 8th September to Sunday 10th September for the public followed by a trade-only show from Tuesday 12th September to Thursday 14th September. The outdoor show of holiday homes, caravans and motorhomes, is set to get a brand-new look, with exciting fresh content to be announced nearer the time. https://www.thegreatholidayhomeshow.co.uk/

The Great Yorkshire Showground has 250 acres of outdoor space to offer event organisers, thousands of free parking spaces and can host large scale indoor events across the two halls in the Yorkshire Event Centre or in one of the 14-rooms at the Pavilions of Harrogate.