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.

Cattle

RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Cattle Handlers’ Competition – Beef
RWAS/Harper Adams Young Cattle Handlers’ Competition – Dairy
Junior Bull Interbreed Championship – Beef Breeds
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Native Breed Championship
RWAS Females of the Future Pairs Championship – Beef
Beef and Dairy Stockmen’s Awards

Sheep

Supreme Pairs Championship
RWAS Interbreed Group Championship
Sheep Parade (Male & Female Champions)
Sheep Main Awards
Champion of Champions Award

Pigs

W&BPBA Parade of Pigs
RWAS Junior Pig Handling
Junior Pig Championship

Goats

Group Specials

Horses

Welsh Ponies – senior classes, followed by the Championships
Welsh Ponies (Cob Type) – senior classes, followed by the Championships
Welsh Part Bred
Shires
Shire Horse Agricultural Vehicle
Tom & Sprightly Championship
Royal Welsh In-Hand Championship
HOYS Supreme In-Hand Championship
Ridden Horse Championship
Royal Welsh Supreme Horse Championship
Mountain and Moorland Working Hunter Ponies
The King’s Troop, RHA Teaching Session
Ridden Mountain & Moorland Ponies

Shearing & Woolhandling

Ladies Shearing Competition
Veterans Shearing Competition – 61 and over
Veterans Shearing Competition – Professional – 50 – 60 years of age
Shearers v Axe Men Competition

Other Attractions

The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery
Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show
BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire Flypast
RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
RWAS Ambassador & Tristar Carriage Driving
Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack
Black Mountains Falconry Display
Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh
Welsh Sheeptacular
Sheep Dog Trials – Champion of Champions
Royal Welsh World Mounted Games
Parade of Prize Winning Horses
Parade of Hounds
Inter Hunt Team Relay – Qualifier

Food Hall
YFC Competitions
WI and Merched Y Wawr Competitions
Food Skills Cymru Careers Hub
Horticulture – vegetables, plants & flowers
Forestry
Country Pursuits
Royal Welsh Sports Village
Countryside Care
Homecrafts – Cookery, Produce and Handicrafts
Welsh National Honey Show
Dairy Produce
Farriery and Ornamental Ironwork
Pets
Parade of Prize Winning Stock