Possibly the largest agricultural show of its kind, the Royal Welsh Show starts on the 24 July for four days and is held at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. For many it is the holiday highlight of the year and a day out to be enjoyed by the whole family.
Naturally it is the animals that draws the main crowds to the show each year. Exhibitors travel from all parts of the country to bring their potential prize winning animals to the show. Everyone loves to watch the judging and competitions and to see so many different animals at close quarters including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and chickens.
There’s an exciting twelve hour programme of entertainment on each of the four days too. This year the show is even bigger and better than ever before with non-stop action in the main ring from the minute you arrive at the showground. You must make a point of seeing Lorenzo, “The Flying Frenchman,” from Saintes Maries de la Mer in France. His incredible performance includes dare-devil stunts while standing on the backs of several of his stunning horses.
Don’t miss the The Kangaroo Kid either! His thrilling performance involves quad bikes and amazing stunts that will keep you on the edge of your seat while he hurtles around the main ring. This year we also have the amazing RAF HAWKS Parachute Display Team. They will be jumping from planes over the first three days of the show and landing in the main ring. And for a real difference come and see the humorous ‘Quack Pack’ – a combination of clever Border Collies with cheeky Indian Runner ducks. All great fun!
An then of course there’s the shopping! You really will be able to shop until you drop with over a thousand tradestands at the show this year. There will be plenty of opportunities to treat yourself as you enjoy a stroll through our shopping avenues and marquees. From clothing to tractors, livestock equipment to artisan gifts … not to mention Paul Wright’s latest silver and gold jewellery designs. As usual Paul Wright Jewellery will be exhibiting in the Glamorgan Hall. Please pass by and say hello!
All in all an event not to be missed – The Royal Welsh Show!