How do I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased on-line here on our website. Click on “Buy Tickets” there will be no sales on the gate so all tickets must be purchased in advance.

Who can come to the event?

Show in The Park is open to everyone, all we ask is that there is a paying adult with any children attending.

Are there discounted tickets available?

We do not offer discounted tickets, however purchasing a two day ticket is better value than purchasing each day separately.

Can I buy a family ticket?

We do not offer family tickets, alternatively we offer value for money on our pricing across the board.

Do all ages of children require a ticket?

Children under 5 are free, for all other children ticket prices please refer to the “Buy Tickets” section of the website.

Is it possible to purchase tickets on the day?

There will be no tickets for sale on the day. All tickets must be purchased in advance this is so that we can make sure the correct amount of facilities are available and that the correct medical staff and stewards are also put into place.

Can I exchange my ticket for another day?

Tickets are valid for the stated day only and cannot be exchanged or refunded, as per ticket terms and conditions when purchasing.

Where do I collect my tickets/wristband?

Tickets will be emailed to you once purchased online. These tickets will then be exchanged for wristbands on entry, allowing patrons to enter and exit the site when required.

Am I free to leave the event and return later in the day?

Patrons can enter and exit the event throughout the day between the hours of 11am and 10pm once wearing their wristbands.

I live close to the event location, is there a residents’ discount?

We are not offering a residents’ discount as we want to make the event affordable to everyone.

What time is the on site box office open from?

Gates are open from 11am until 10pm on both days however there are no sales on the day so there will be no box office open during the event. Tickets must be purchased in advance through this website.

If I buy my ticket online do I print it off?

Yes, all instructions will be included in your ticket email.

Where/when can I find out the acts line up?

Visit the “What's On” page for more information. Schedules will also be emailed to all ticket holders closer to the event and check out our social media pages for more information.

What will I see at the event?

We have endeavoured to cater for all members of the family and are confident of a strong line up. Acts and attractions include, Tribute Bands, Monster Truck rides, Party Bands, Funfair Rides, Bar, Street Food, Arena Acts, Petting Zoo, Please visit our “What’s On” page.

Are all activities free?

Whilst all Stage and Arena acts are free alongside the Circus Workshop, Petting Zoo, and Punch N Judy, there will be charges for Funfair Rides and Stalls, Food and Drink, Monster Truck, Craft Fair and some other stands.

Will I see everything that is advertised on the website in one day or are both days different?

We have endeavoured to make both days different in regards to Arena and Stage Acts so that it can be made into a family weekend with something new each day. Please see the “What's On” page to see what acts and attractions are on each day.

Will there be child friendly activities?

We have catered for children with Circus Workshop, Petting Zoo, Donkey Rides, just some of the offerings for children.

When will the acts start each day?

The main Arena Acts will perform across the day between 12 noon and 6pm with Stage Acts between 6pm and 9.30pm. There are other performers and surprises occurring throughout the day also.

When will the last show finish?

The event will close at 10pm on both days.

Are all aspects of the event outdoors?

Yes, Show in The Park is an outdoor event.

I would love to be involved with the event, who do I contact?

Please contact us via email to and one of our team will be in touch.

Where is the event located?

Show in The Park will be held at York Racecourse on Bustardthorpe field, please see Google map.

How do I get to the event?

The event will be signposted by the AA for all traffic with limited advanced parking available. Otherwise please visit Google map shown on this page for directions.

Is the event accessible via public transport?

Yes, the event is very close to York City Centre and is 1.5miles from York Railway Station. Please visit   for details.

It is a 20 minute stroll from York Rail Station, from where you can also take a taxi or catch bus services 4, 12, 13, 21, 37, 843,844, 845 & X43. From York city centre, Stonebow bus stop: – services 12, 13, 21, 843, 844, 845 & X43.

Are there bike parking facilities?

There are no bike parking facilities onsite. You may bring your bike to the event but we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage.

Is there parking?

Yes we have limited car parking available and entrance is on Knavesmire Road and will be signposted. Tickets must be purchased in advance and displayed when entering to the stewards.

How much is the carpark?

The Car Park is £2 per day.

How long can I park in the car park for?

Patrons will be able to park throughout the day from 10.30am until the event closes.

Are there camping facilities on site or nearby?

There are no camping facilities onsite but there are nearby camping sites please visit

Can I leave my camper an overnight in the car park?

There are no camping facilities onsite but there are nearby camping sites please visit

Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes, baby changing facilities will be available on site and will be sign posted.

Is there disabled parking on site?

Yes there will be disabled parking available and these will be signposted.

Is there. Disabled toilet on site?

Yes there will be disabled toilets available and these will be signposted.

What should I do if I lose my child?

Please report this to a Steward, Security Guard or Event Staff who will inform Event Control.

Will there be on site medical first aid?

Yes we will have First Aid onsite.

Is there a lost property section on site?

Please report this to a Steward, Security Guard or Event Staff who will direct you to Event Control.

Are there cash machines on site or nearby?

There are no cash machines onsite but a cash back facility will be available at the bar on card transactions.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are not allowed at the event, only assistant dogs will be permitted.

Can I bring my own alcohol?

No alcohol can be brought onsite. Only alcohol purchased onsite can be consumed onsite.

Will there be food available to purchase there?

There will be a wide range of catering facilities available onsite, with both hot and cold food, snacks, cold and hot beverages, including alcoholic drinks available for purchase.

Will there be suitable food for families?

We hope to offer a wide variety of food alternatives for families, catering for all tastes.

Will there be seating areas for families to sit and eat?

There will be a limited amount of seating available to sit and eat.

My question has not been answered, what should I do?

Please contact us direct at, alternatively contact via our social media sites.