Royal Welsh Agricultural Show 2016

This famous four day event is a sanctuary for all things agricultural.

From livestock, to machinery it is a farmer's heaven.

But the show isn't just about farming. People from around the world come to the show for a good week of fun. The young peoples village is also held this week for the many people who wish to party. Live shows are displayed in the main ring ranging from Stunt Jump displays to Cossacks ride fearlessly round the ring. 

The role of the modern Royal Welsh Show is a rounded one. As well as its principal function of showcasing the cream of Welsh livestock and the high quality food and drink produced in Wales, it encompasses the wider spectrum of farming and rural life and successfully bridges the gap between town and country.

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 Royal Welsh Show has become an important event in the Welsh calendar attracting some 240,000 people over the course of the four days and is supported by approximately 18,000 staunch members.

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.

Visit the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Website here:

Elwyn Davies