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

We look forward to seeing you at next years Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2022


Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3SY

We look forward to seeing you at this years Winter Fair being held on 29 – 30 November 2021!

All tickets must be purchased online before the event.

It is with deep regret that due to the deteriorating situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, after taking careful account of the latest Government and Public Health guidance, have announced the cancellation of events scheduled during May and June, resulting in the cancellation of the Smallholding & Countryside Festival 2020.

The Society appreciates that this will cause inconvenience for all concerned and encourage those with urgent questions or queries to contact us via,

Display Ring Attractions

Rockwood Dog Display Team

The Rockwood Dog Display Team provides Great family entertainment.

The displays takes the audience through every aspect of dog training from obedience performed to music, dogs jumping through 10inch hoops, agility, fly ball and active Man Work where a dog is seen to apprehend an armed criminal.

Also relevant in today’s world, a child is saved by her dog whilst being absconded. A great visual effect is created when all the dogs in the team demonstrate their skill and courage by negotiating the 80ft X 8ft ramp with four fire squares. The dog display also delights the audience with their comedy routines and tricks.

The show culminates in an exciting agility relay race, with two teams racing against the clock and the audience cheering on their chosen team. The dog display is all beautifully performed to music and includes an informative and amusing commentary by Martin Winfield.

The dogs well-being and care is always the priority, as the handlers treat their dogs with compassion and above all patience. Some of the dogs have been rescued and perform spectacular stunts like parallel bar walking and fire retrieving.

The team has had countless appearances on National TV including, “That’s Life”, “The Wogan Show”, “TFI Friday” “The Generation Game”, “The Pets Rescue Road Show”, BBC Children’s TV,  “ITV This Morning” and “Dogs With Jobs” for The National Geographic Channel on Sky TV.

The BMX Show

The only BMX team in the UK, that are able to move in and out of a shared arena.

With the BMX Show you can expect the riders to to fly through the air performing the most breath taking tricks and stunts.

Only the very best BMX riders will be performing in the BMX Show (including RedBull athletes) to guarentee you see the most impressive tricks – usually only seen on TV.

Tricks include the audience favourite – ‘The Backflip’.

Country Life Area

Ardblair Stones

Nine Stones of increasing weight and diameter which must be lifted sequentially onto barrels. The Stones range in weight from 18-152kg (40-335lbs) and the barrels are 132cm (52inches) in height.

Participation is FREE and open to all.


Biking obstacle course for kids. Children can give cycling a go, no need to bring anything with you! Helmets and bikes provided and your children can be shown how its done.

Climbing Tower and Caving

Ever fancied experiencing the thrill of the climb or the exhilaration of caving? Then you’re in luck… you’ll be able to try your hand at both at the festival.

As a physical activity, climbing is in a class of its own! It’s a non‐contact sport that’s suitable for all ages and abilities, climbing builds mental concentration and is great for physical development and coordination.

The caving experience has a series of tunnels over 30m long, and is full of tight, twisted tunnels, sumps and chambers.

All activities are operated by professional, fully trained, qualified and DBS certified staff.

Gold Panning

Panning of gold has been around for hundreds of years. With millions of pounds spent on retrieving the gold and gems. But not anymore! At the Smallholding & Countryside Festival you can have a go at panning for your own treasure.

Will you be going home with gold?

Bee Experience

Get a flavour of what it’s like to “bee” a bee keeper!

Pick up tips and tricks, and learn all about the honey making business.

Other exhibits at the Country Life Area:

Panic Circus
Historical Re-enactment
Gower Dog Agility
Pole Climbing Training (Saturday Only)
Wood Chopping Training (Saturday Only)
Tree Felling Training
Premier Open Dog Show
Sgilitu (Childrens Games)