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.

We’re back!

Join us for the first RWAS event of 2022 – Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

The Smallholding & Countryside Festival is a celebration of rural life with smallholding pursuits at its heart. The weekend-long event is a showcase of the real diversity of the Welsh countryside and a fantastic day out for young families, garden enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the great outdoors.

With a full packed programme of livestock and equine competitions, over 200 tradestands, displays and activities, excellent food and drink – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

Show Jumping – BMX Bike Show – Meirion Owen & His Sheepdogs – The Rockwood Dog Display Team – The Smallholders Centre – Country Life Area – Live Music from the Bandstand – Premier Open Dog Show (Crufts Qualifier) – The Wool Zone – Rope Making – Vintage Fun Fair – Panic Family Circus – Country and Sports Activities – The Welsh Festival of Land Rovers – Medieval Re-enactment Camp – Tyfu Cymru Growers’ Market

ALSO FEATURING:

We are delighted to welcome garden expert and TV presenter Charlie Dimmock to join us to present a talk on Wildlife and Water (Saturday 21st).

We look forward to seeing you at this years Smallholding & Countryside Festival on the 21st & 22nd May 2022.

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What's on

With a weekend packed full of competitions, attractions, displays, activities, live music and shopping... there is plenty to see and do at the Smallholding and Countryside Festival. Check out the daily programme of events and details of of main attractions here:

Buy your tickets now

Avoid the queues at the gate and take advantage of the advance ticket prices, by buying your ticket online now.

How to find us

Not only have we got LOADS of free parking at the showground for those of you arriving by car, but you can also get to us via public transport.

Festival map

Check out where everything is and find your way around the showground before you get here by taking a look at our festival map.

Keen to plan ahead?

The dates for future Smallholding & Countryside Festivals are: 20 - 21 May 2023 18 - 19 May 2024