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.


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

Over the course of show week, every day I will be outlining some of our key events with a link to our full list for you to see.

Monday 20th July

  • 8.30AM – Hybu Cig Cymru Virtual Breakfast with Welsh Minister Lesley Griffiths:
The Hybu Cig Cymru breakfast on the first morning of the Royal Welsh Show is a traditional highlight which often helps to set the news agenda for the week.
This year, the Minister Lesley Griffiths and HCC chair Kevin Roberts will set out their views on the state of the industry, with key facts and figures in digital form, and offer an outlook for the rest of the year.
  • 10:00AM – Opening Ceremony with HRH Prince Charles
The annual opening ceremony of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show takes place every year at 10:00AM.
We are delighted that our first virtual show will be officially opened by HRH the Prince of Wales. Also featuring in the opening sequence are David Lewis Chair of Council, Archbishop John Davies and the new Show Director Richard Price.11:00AM – NFU Cymru in discussion with the First Minister
Following a successful and well attended Brexit seminar at last year’s Royal Welsh Show, Wales’ First Minister, The Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, has kindly agreed to join NFU Cymru once again for an on-line seminar on Monday 20th July at 11am, on what would have been the first day of the 2020 Royal Welsh Show.
  • 1:00PM – Main Ring Display: Kangaroo Kid
The Kangaroo Kid performs in the main ring and rides his quad bike at break neck speed, not an event to miss!
  • 3.30PM – Wales YFC Results
During the Royal Welsh Show the Young Farmers section will be busy as usual.
You are very welcome to join us and share memories of competitions you’ve competed in in the past and to see a varied programme of events across the week. You can depend on Wales YFC members to bring the Show to your Sofa!We hope you enjoy Monday of our first ever digital Royal Welsh Show.
To see the full days line-up – Check out our digital show website: