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.

Visit Santa’s Grotto, meet the reindeer and see fantastic fireworks at the Winter Fair!

The Royal Welsh Winter Fair is just around the corner, and there is plenty taking place for families to look forward to. The annual event takes place later this month, on 28th and 29th November.

Santa Claus has kindly agreed to take time out from his busy winter schedule to meet the children attending the event, and this year he is bringing some extra special reindeer guests! The Santa’s Grotto will be located in the Clock Tower, Tŷ Ynys Môn, near the bandstand, on both days of the event. Santa Claus will be available to meet at the following times:

  • Monday 28th November: 2:00pm – 3:30pm / 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 29th November: 11:00am – 12:30pm / 2:00pm – 3:30pm

This year, we are very lucky to also welcome two of Santa’s superb reindeer to the Winter Fair! The reindeer are flying in from the North Pole on Monday 28th November and attendees will be able to meet and greet them from 2.00pm – 6.00pm in the Forestry Small Action Ring (next to the bandstand). Please note, the reindeer are visiting on Monday afternoon only.

Image by Glyn Evans, Ffotoimage Photography

Another main attraction this year is our fantastic fireworks display. The spectacular fireworks are a firm favourite with Winter Fair guests, adults and children alike. You can catch the display at 7:00pm on Monday 28th November.

As usual, the Food Hall will be packed full of delicious delights from traders across Wales and beyond for you and your little ones to sample and enjoy. And maybe even a festive tipple for the grown-ups!

School and college trips are welcomed and encouraged to visit the Winter Fair. Sharing knowledge about the agricultural industry and how food is produced is vital and an initiative the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society continues to support. If your school or college is interested in coming to the Winter Fair, then please contact us to organise your trip. Email requests@rwas.co.uk or call the office on 01982 553683.

So, why not add a bit of magic to your experience of the Royal Welsh Winter Fair and come along to meet Santa Claus and his reindeer, watch the fantastic firework display and enjoy some tasty treats!?