The Royal Welsh Showground may be enjoying a beautiful Indian summer, but the focus at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is very much on the Winter Fair, which will be held at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November 2016.
The highly anticipated Royal Welsh Winter Fair livestock schedule have today arrived at the showground and are ready to be packed and posted (on Friday 23 September) to reach thousands of potential exhibitors on Monday 26 September.
However, if you can’t wait that long to get a glimpse of the classes organised for this year’s finest fatstock
events in Europe, the schedule can be found on our website now. The entry forms will be available to download from Monday 26 September.
The fair will host over 200 livestock classes, special awards and championships, all listed in the 2016 schedule, with exhibitors expecting to enter from far and wide, all competing for their share of over £25,000 of total prize money up for grabs during the two-day event.
New for this year in the sheep section sees the introduction of a RWAS award for the Champion British Native exhibit. The winner of this award will then be in with a chance of becoming the Winter Fair Supreme Champion Sheep, along with champions from the Pure Welsh Mountain, Pure Native Hill & Upland and the Pure Lowland sections.
“Once again, the number of exhibits and the quality of the livestock on show at last year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair was exceptional. We have every faith that this year we will again attract strong entries across all sections, all looking to achieve the accolade of winning a coveted Royal Welsh title and a share in the £25,000 of prize money available.” said Aled Jones, Assistant Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. “We are all very much looking forward to another great two-days of competitions.”
Remember, the livestock entry forms will also be available online from Monday 26 September and the closing date for entries in 19 October.
Along with the ever-popular livestock classes, the annual Royal Welsh Winter Fair also hosts competitions for produce and handicrafts, poultry, horticulture, beer and cider, meat, sausages and cheese, so there is something for everyone to get involved in.
Away from the judging rings the very best of Welsh food producers will showcase their produce and Christmas shoppers will be able to explore the hundreds of tradestands, demonstrations, exhibitions and attractions. Don’t forget, there is late night shopping and the popular Winter Fair fireworks on the Monday evening with free entry after 4pm.
Buy your reduced price e-tickets for the Winter Fair online now. For more information visit www.rwas.wales