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 2021 – Cancelled due to COVID-19

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

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 Programme

Saturday (16th May)

8.00am            Show jumping competitions

12.30pm          Rockwood Dog Display

1.00pm            Scurry Driving – Round One

1.45pm            BMX Bikes

2.15pm            Rockwood Dog Display

2.45pm            Scurry Driving – Round Two

3.30pm            BMX Bikes

4pm                 Parade of Landrovers

Sunday (17th May)

8.00am            Working Hunter competitions

12.30pm          Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack

1.00pm            Rockwood Dog Display

1.30pm            BMX Bikes

2pm                 Scurry Driving Championship Final

2.45pm            Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack

3.15pm            Rockwood Dog Display

3.45pm            BMX Bikes

4.15pm            Parade of  Landrovers

Bandstand Programme

Saturday (16th May)

10.30am – 11.30am         Brenig

11.30pm – 12.30pm        Tell Tale

12.30pm – 1.30pm           Les Coveney, guitarist and singer

1.30pm – 2.30pm             Tell Tale

2.30pm – 3.30pm             Brenig

3.30pm – 4.30pm             Tell Tale

Sunday (17th May)

10.30am – 11.30am         Twmpath Band

11.30pm – 12.30pm        Brenig

12.30pm – 1.30pm           Les Coveney, guitarist and singer

1.30pm – 2.30pm             Twmpath Band

2.30pm – 3.30pm             Brenig

3.30pm – 4.30pm             Twmpath Band

The Society reserves the right to make such alterations to times and order as may be found necessary.

Smallholding & Countryside Festival Attractions

Want to know more about what attractions we have coming to this years Smallholding & Countryside Festival in May? Read more about them on our Attractions page.