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

Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19

We look forward to seeing you at next years Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2021

ROYAL WELSH WINTER FAIR

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

30 November & 1 December 2020

Gates open at 8am

Adult tickets £16 on the gate, online discounts available

Children tickets: (5-16) £5

Children under 5: FREE

Official Statement issued by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

Urgent update regarding the Royal Welsh Show     

Monday 23rd March 2020

It is with deep regret that due to the deteriorating situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society after taking careful account of the latest Government and Public Health guidance, has today announced the cancellation of the 2020 Royal Welsh Show.

With the Government advising against attending mass gatherings and further action relating to social distancing and self-isolation and unnecessary travel, the Society felt there was no other option.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society prides itself on being a member led organisation, delivering our iconic Show and other events which are an integral part of supporting our rural communities and we understand the effect of this decision, which is made with a heavy heart.

We have considered postponement or whether we could run a smaller event, but for many reasons, neither of these options are viable.  Whilst this news is disappointing for everyone, we are sure that you would agree that the health, safety and wellbeing of our members, visitors, exhibitors and staff is of paramount importance.

This will be a difficult year for the Society and we understand that we are not alone and that we will all be affected by the financial outcome of this scenario.  We have created a cancellation policy that we hope allows those requiring refunds to receive them on the basis of what is listed below.  At the same time, we are giving the opportunity for our many supporters to leave funds already committed with the Society, or to be rolled over to 2021.

The main points of our cancellation policy are as follows:

  1. Any e-tickets already purchased will be refunded.
  2. All competition entry fees and associated costs will be refunded.
  3. Traders and sponsors will have the opportunity to leave funds already committed with the Society to secure their presence at the 2021 Show at this year’s rates. Full refunds will be given to everyone requesting that option.
  4. Members will have the opportunity to secure a caravan plot for the 2021 Show at this year’s rates by taking no further action. Any member wishing to cancel their booking will receive a full refund.

The Society would like to thank our members, traders, exhibitors, competitors, sponsors and all stakeholders for their understanding and patience during this period of uncertainty.  We will keep you fully informed regarding any further developments during this unprecedented situation.

Steve HUGHSON

Chief Executive

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Thursday 19th March 2020

It is with deep regret that due to the deteriorating situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, after taking careful account of the latest Government and Public Health guidance, have today announced the cancellation of events scheduled during May and June.

With the Government advising against attending mass gatherings and further action relating to social distancing and self-isolation, the Society felt there was no other option.

The following events had been cancelled for 2020:

  • Royal Welsh Grassland Event – 7th May 2020
  • Smallholding & Countryside Festival – 16th/17th May 2020

The Society appreciates the disruption and disappointment that will be caused, but the absolute priority must lie with the well-being of our supporters and the protection of public health in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

We are continuing to closely monitor the situation as it develops ahead of the Royal Welsh Show which is planned for 20th – 23rd July.

Steve Hughson, the Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society said:

‘’The Society is deeply disappointed that we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel these important Society events. However, as a responsible event organiser, we fully understand the need to work across the industry to minimise the spread of this pandemic.

The Society appreciates that this will cause inconvenience for all concerned and encourage those with urgent questions or queries to contact us via, requests@rwas.co.uk

The Society would like to thank our members, traders, exhibitors, competitors, sponsors and all stakeholders for their understanding and patience during this period of uncertainty. We will keep you fully informed regarding any further developments in what is an unprecedented situation.