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

Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19

We look forward to seeing you at next years Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2021

Gwartheg · Cattle
Exhibitor Bred Pairs Championship – Beef
RWAS Females of the Future Pairs Championship – Dairy
Welsh Black Young Handler Competition
RWAS Exhibitor Bred Pairs Interbreed Championship – Dairy
RWAS Team of Three (Exhibitor Owned) Championship – Dairy
RWAS Team of Three (Exhibitor Owned) Championship – Beef
RWAS Production & Inspection Competition
Supreme Champion Dairy Heifer
Supreme Champion Dairy Cow
RWAS Interbreed Young Handler Competition – Beef
Dairy Cattle FitzHugh Championship
Marks & Spencer Team of Five – Dairy Breeds

Defaid · Sheep
Welsh Half Bred
Oxford Down
Any Other Breed – Lowland & Continental
Lloyd Family Award
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Sheep Handler – Junior Class
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Sheep Handler – Intermediate class
RWAS George Hughes Interbreed Ram Lamb Championship
RWAS Interbreed Ewe Lamb Championship
RWAS Native Upland Championship
RWAS Continental Championship
RWAS Lowland Championship
RWAS/Shearwell Data Ltd Champion of Champions Award
RWAS/Marks & Spencer Young Sheep Handler – Senior Class

Moch · Pig
Supreme Championship
Junior Championship
Phil Fowlie Pairs Championship

Geifr · Goat
Dairy Goat Show, milkers, goatlings and kids

Ceffylau · Horse
Welsh Mountain Ponies
Welsh Cobs – senior classes including foals, but not stallions eight years old and over
Welsh Ponies – junior classes one, two & three year olds
RWAS Horse Young Handler Championship
Welsh Cob stallions – eight years old and over followed by the Championships
Concours d’Elegance
Children’s Riding Ponies
Leading Rein and First Ridden
Welsh Ponies Leading Rein & First Ridden
Pony Trekking
Private Driving
Working Hunter Ponies
Welsh Mountain Ponies Under Saddle
Welsh Ponies Under Saddle

Cneifio Defaid & Trafod Gwlân · Shearing & Woolhandling
Senior Championship
Open (All Nations) Championship
Champion Shearer of Wales
Wales v France Machine Shearing Test
Wales v New Zealand Machine Shearing Test
Six Nations Machine Shearing Championship

Atyniadau Eraill · Other Attractions
Atkinson Action Horses
Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motorcross Team
A celebration of 100 years of agriculture
Flypast by a Lockheed C130 Hercules Transport aircraft (weather permitting)
RWAS Lady Ambassador & Tristar
Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack
Black Mountains Falconry Display
Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh
Parade of Prize Winning Stock
Parade of Hounds
Inter Hunt Team Relay – Final
Presentation to Champion Welsh Farrier
Pony Club Mounted Games
YFC Competitions
Open Tug-of-War
Horticulture – vegetables, plants & flowers
Country Pursuits
Royal Welsh Sports Village
Countryside Care
Food Hall
Homecrafts – Cookery, Produce and Handicrafts
Welsh National Honey Show
Dairy Produce
Sheep Dog Trials
Farriery and Ornamental Ironwork