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.
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society was formed in 1904, and the first show was held in Aberystwyth in the same year.
The society has come a long way since those early days and the three society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show and the Winter Fair, have become important events in the Welsh agricultural calendar.
This success has allowed for the extensive development of the permanent showground at Llanelwedd, first used in 1963, which is set in the heart of the scenic Mid Wales countryside.