Today’s 138th Driffield Show looked set to be one of the best ever amid bakehouse temperatures - with organisers anticipating a crowd of more than 25,000.
Traffic was backed up into town by 8.30am but hold ups were kept to a minimum thanks to the introduction of a robust highway management plan and ample free parking.
During a breakfast press conference, Show Director David Tite said there were more trade stands than ever before - around 500, up 50 on last year.
And there were more entries than ever before in key sections of the show such as handicrafts and fur and feather.
The biggest one day agricultureal event in the north of England also attracted record sponsorship which showed that companies valued it as a useful marketing opportunity