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 the next Smallholding & Countryside Festival on 20th and 21st May 2023.

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.


The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has played a leading role in the development of agriculture and the rural economy in Wales since its formation in 1904.

With its objectives to serve the best interests of the Welsh Agriculture industry, members play a vital role in ensuring the society provides support for businesses, social welfare and education in rural communities throughout Wales.

An essential part of the Royal Welsh ethos, members can be proud of the fact that they are supporting the charitable aims of the society. These are delivered through providing awards, bursaries and scholarships, along with organising and staging our three society events; the Smallholding and Countryside Festival, the Royal Welsh Show and the Winter Fair.

The society’s events illustrates the worth of the wider agricultural industry, celebrating and combining all elements of food and farming in one place. With the industry facing significant challenges, there has never been a more important time to show your solidarity and become a member of the society.

Along with a host of member benefits, your membership will support the society in its aim to promote the very best of Welsh agriculture and ensure the longevity of our much loved events.

Membership benefits:

  • Free admission to the Royal Welsh Show each day
  • Use of the members’ dining pavilions
  • Free use of the members’ section of the grandstand (space permitting)
  • Reduced livestock competition entry fees for the Royal Welsh Show and Winter Fair
  • A free copy of the annual Royal Welsh journal
  • Invitation to attend and vote at the society’s AGM
  • The right to participate in the election of members to serve on the county advisory committee
  • Access to the members only online community platform, full of useful information, articles and exclusive member discounts!

Membership packages 2023


Please note our annual membership prices are increasing – Make sure you sign up before 1st March to secure your membership at our current prices.

Young Member – £50 annual subscription 
(17 years and under on the first day of the show – proof of age is required)
*A Young Member badge does not admit to the Members Bar*

Single Member – £95 annual subscription (increasing to £110)

Family Membership – £190 annual subscription (increasing to £220)
(Couple and their children, 17 years & under)

Governor – £260 annual subscription (increasing to £300)
(Couple and their children, 17 years & under)

Vice President – £410 annual subscription (increasing to £470)
(Couple and their children, 17 years & under)

Life Membership packages 2023


Life compositions are payable in total or in instalments over 4 or 7 years

Life Membership – £1,300 one off subscription

Life Governorship – £2,400 one off subscription
(Couple and their children, 17 years & under)

Life Vice President – £3,500 one off subscription
(Couple and their children, 17 years & under)

 

Payments


Annual Membership
Up to 1 February of each year – Either Cash/Cheque or Direct Debit
After 1 February of each year – Cash/Cheque and completed Direct Debit Instructions (The Direct Debit Instruction is used to arrange payment on 1 February in future years)

All Life Compositions
One payment by Cash/Cheque or completed Standing Order

A VAT receipt is available on request. All Cheques should be made payable to RWAS Ltd.

Become a member

Join the Royal Welsh team and become a member today!

Want to know more about becoming a member? Get in touch:
Bryony Pritchard
Membership Officer
Telephone
01982 554405
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Current members can update their contact details at the link below (address, telephone number etc.) to ensure that we have the most up to date information for you.