The permanent showground at Builth Wells is ideally situated in the heart of the scenic mid-Wales countryside to stage its own three events: the Royal Welsh Show, the Smallholder & Garden Festival and the Winter Fair.
The shows exhibit livestock, poultry, farm and horticultural produce and forestry, accommodating demonstrations as appropriate to the rural industries listed. The objective is to promote agriculture, horticulture, forestry and conservation, particularly in Wales.
The four-day Royal Welsh Show in July upheld its reputation as the biggest and best attended event of its kind in Britain where visitors enjoyed the excellent selection of exhibition halls and pavilions.
Future Royal Welsh Dates: 2018: 23 - 26 July 2018
The Spring Festival, for smallholders and gardeners and those interested in a sustainable way of living, proved to be one of the most popular attractions in Wales. The Festival’s winning formula includes classes for livestock, many of them for rare breeds, a Green Horizon eco exhibition, folk dancing and a premier dog show amongst many others.
Colourful displays in the Floral Hall together with a wide range of garden, agricultural, food and craft stands are among the scores of attractions. Main ring entertainment featured falconry displays, high-speed scurry driving, axe racing, and a musical ride by Shire horses.
Future Smallholder & Rural Life: 2018: 19 & 20 May 2018
Winter Fair 2018: 27 & 28 November. The two-day Royal Welsh Winter Fair is acclaimed to be one of the finest prime stock shows in Europe. It is also somewhere for you to find ‘out of the ordinary’ Christmas presents in the numerous and varied little shops and stalls.