Plans for the pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show 2016 , are well underway. The four-day spectacle will be held on 18- 21 July at the showground in Llanelwedd.
The livestock classes last year attracted over 7,000 entries from far and wide and an equally high number are expected again this year, promising a popular and exciting four-days of competitions.
Each year the Royal Welsh Show attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the heart of mid-Wales to come together and celebrate the very best of Welsh and British agriculture. Amongst those visitors there are always VIPs and special guests, and this year is no exception.
At 10am on Monday 18 July, the first day of the show, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, will officially open the event and will be joined by society officials, members of the Meirionnydd 2016 feature county and other dignitaries. Lord Elis-Thomas has been the Assembly Member for the Meirionnydd area since 1999 and is also an active member of the House of Lords.
In addition to the fantastic livestock, the great shopping and the free parking, the show provides something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
The big attractions in the main ring this year will be the remarkable Ukrainian Cossacks, the noisy and exciting Big Pete and the Grim Reaper Monster Trucks, the spectacular Black Mountains Falconry, the ever-popular RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane and Spitfire Flypast, Tristar Carriage Driving, Meirion Owen and the Quack Pack, Inter Hunt Relay, trotting competitions and much more.
Visitors to the show will once again be able to make full use of the Royal Welsh Show App which will include a full timetable of events, competitions, results, information on local traffic and weather. The App will be available to download free from the iTunes Store and Google Play in July.
Reduced price e-tickets for the Royal Welsh Show are available online now. For more information visit www.rwas.wales