The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century, since its formation in 1904.

Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show  and the Winter Fair.

SMALLHOLDING AND COUNTRYSIDE FESTIVAL

Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Smallholding & Countryside Festival on the 21st & 22nd May 2022.

SHOWGROUND

The 150 acre Royal Welsh Showground is open all year round. We host an array of exciting events set against the spectacular views of the Welsh countryside.

The Showground boasts many different venues catering for a variety of occasions such as weddings, business meetings, conferences, concerts, exhibitions and much more.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales for over a century, since its formation in 1904.

Today our work includes providing support for business, social welfare and education in rural communities, and the organisation and staging of our ever-popular society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show  and the Winter Fair.

Eight agricultural workers from across Wales, who together have notched up 350 years of service, will receive a Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Long Service Medal in recognition of their commitment to the agricultural industry at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

The recipients of this year’s medals are:

  • John Elwyn Evans, aged 60 of Sarn Bach, Pwllheli, who has worked for J M & J Owen, Towyn, Llanengan for 44 years.
  • Terry Jones Hughes, aged 68 of Edern, Pwllheli, who has worked for G, J & H J Robyns, Ty’n Llan, Lôn Llan, Edern, Pwllheli for 51 years.
  • Phillip Andrew Mitchell, aged 55 of Llandaff, who has worked for V J Thomas & Son, Pancross Farm, Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan for 40 year.
  • Hughie Richard Roberts, aged 59 of Moelfre, Ynys Môn, who has worked within the industry for 42 years, most recently for B T & N A Bown, Trewyn, Maenaddwyn, Llanerchymedd for 12 years.
  • Eirios Thomas, aged 62 of Llanfynydd, who has worked for the Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs for 41 years.
  • Mervyn Downing Venn, aged 66 of Llandrindod Wells, who has worked for the Gibson Watt Family, Doldowlod Estate, Llandrindod Wells for 45 years.
  • William G Williams aged 73 of Rhiw, Pwllheli, who has worked within the industry for 47 years, most recently for J M & J Owen, Towyn, Llanengan for 30 years.
  • Gareth Williams aged 57 of Glyndyfrdwy Denbighshire, who has worked for Lord Newborough, The Rhug Estate, Corwen for 40 years.