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

We look forward to seeing you at next years Smallholding & Countryside Festival being held on the 21st & 22nd May 2022.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair will be returning to the Showground in Llanelwedd as a two-day event on the 29th & 30th November 2021.

After not being able to hold event on the Royal Welsh Showground since the 2019 Winter Fair due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Society are excited to be welcoming returning exhibitors and visitors to the 2021 Royal Welsh Winter Fair which will once again showcase the finest prime stock to enjoy two-days packed full of competitions and Christmas shopping for the upcoming festive season.

Alwyn Rees, Winter Fair Committee Chairman said, ‘The Society are delighted to be able to plan its first major event under the current guidelines since the 30th anniversary Winter Fair in 2019. I’m sure there are many exhibitors, traders and sponsors eagerly awaiting the return of event at the Royal Welsh Showground and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back for the 2021 Winter Fair. The event is being planned with Coronavirus restrictions in place however the Society is looking forward to a successful show and we would like to encourage all those linked to the fair to get involved in this year’s event.’

Competition entries for the 2021 Winter Fair will be through our on-line entry portal accessible on the Society’s website in order to comply with ‘Track & Trace’ regulations. Entries will open for all classes on Wednesday 22nd September 2021. Competition schedules will be made available to download on the Winter Fair pages of the Society’s website.

Along with the usual schedule of competitions, classes, exhibitions and displays the Winter Fair offers the discerning shopper the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique and original Christmas gifts from the hundreds of tradestands. The food hall will be once again offering a display of the very best Welsh food producers and their produce, tempting visitors to try the wide variety of culinary delights on offer.

COVID restrictions will be in place at the Winter Fair and will include the latest Government regulations at the time the event takes place. Only e-tickets will be available to purchase for the event in order for the Society to comply with ‘Track & Trace’ regulations. Tickets will be available to purchase on a first come first serve basis once they go on sale. Details of how you can purchase tickets will be released in due course.