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.

Once again, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has made a donation to Builth Wells Town Council towards the Christmas lights in the town, continuing the close relationship between the two organisations and the local community.

The Christmas lights are put up in readiness for the Winter Fair which is typically held at the end of November/early December each year. The colourful display gives a warm seasonal welcome to the thousands of Winter Fair visitors and the many people who live, work and pass through the town during the run-up to Christmas. This year the Winter Fair fell into the last week of November where we saw huge crowds gather to attend the first major event on the Showground since 2019.

As a mark of appreciation, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is delighted to donate £350 to the Town Council to help towards the cost of maintaining, erecting and purchasing new lights. RWAS Chief Executive Steve Hughson attended the Christmas Grotto at The Strand Hall in Builth Wells on Friday 10th December to officially present the cheque to Builth Wells Town Mayor, Gwyn Davies.

RWAS Chief Executive Steve Hughson, said, “The Royal Welsh is committed to working closely with our local communities and the local Town Council throughout the whole year and especially at Christmas. We had a fantastic Winter Fair despite the challenges of the pandemic and rely on Builth Town and the excellent Christmas lights to form part of that special Christmas atmosphere during the Fair. For that reason, I am delighted to present a cheque as a small contribution to the cost of the Christmas lights”

Builth Wells Town Mayor, Gwyn Davies, said “We are very grateful for the donation towards the Christmas lights and for the continuing support from the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.” The donation will be used towards maintenance and any repair work needed to keep the fantastic display running.

Picture caption: A cheque of £350 was presented to Gwyn Davies, Builth Wells Town Mayor, by RWAS Chief Executive, Steve Hughson at the Strand Hall Christmas Grotto in Builth Wells.