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.

The Royal Welsh Winter Fair is just around the corner, and it won’t be long until the showground in Llanelwedd is once again bustling with exhibitors, prize-winning livestock and Christmas shoppers. Preparations are well underway for the annual event taking place on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th of November.

The schedule for the butchery section for the 2022 Winter Fair is now available here. Entries close on Monday 31st October and all entries will need to be submitted online. The butchery section includes competitions in dressed poultry, meat hampers, and various meat products.

New to the butchery section this year is the Bacon, Burger and Sausage competition which will be judged by Men Behaving Badly, Line of Duty and Bob the Builder star Neil Morrissey, along with Steve Morgan of Morgan Family Butchers and multi-award-winning writer and director, Phillip John from Cardiff.  Actor Neil Morrissey has a keen interest in food, co-owning the award nominated pub The Plume of Feathers in Stoke-on-Trent, and often frequents the farmer’s markets of North London.

Classes for the section include middle, short back, and streaky bacon, beef, lamb and pork burgers, and various types of sausages.  Each entry will be cooked and taste tested by the judging panel.

All entries for the Bacon, Burger and Sausage competition must be clearly labelled and delivered to the Carcass Hall by no later than 8.30am on the morning of Tuesday 29th November. Entries are limited to two per class. Judging will commence at 10.00am. The results will be announced after the judging and prize cards and rosettes will be awarded to 1st–3rd place prize winners. All entries must then be collected from the Carcass Hall no later than 4.00pm on the same day.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Bacon, Burger, and Sausage competition. If you or your business would be interested in sponsoring this section please visit our website for more information or contact sponsorship@rwas.co.uk

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society acknowledges with grateful thanks the sponsorship of the crystal award by Steve Morgan Catering.