It has been a long, wet winter and we’re looking forward to the arrival of spring with music and food at the Royal Welsh Spring Festival.
Taking place at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on 21 and 22 May, the Royal Welsh Spring Festival is a fantastic weekend-long celebration of smallholding and rural life.
To make the most of the time of year, the spring like weather (fingers crossed!) and the longer days, the Spring Festival will be open later into the evening on Saturday 21 May until 8pm.
Once all the hustle and bustle of the busy livestock competitions, action-packed programme of displays, main ring performances, demonstrations and workshops has died down a little, the Food and Drink Quarter will burst into life with an array of street food stalls and producers selling all manner of delicacies and delights.
Whilst you spend the evening feasting on the very best artisan food and drink sourced and produced from within Wales and the border counties, you will be able to enjoy listening to local folk bands and performers.
Relax and enjoy a range of beautiful and toe-tapping folk music performances or get up and dance to an energetic Caleigh-Twmpath band… the choice is yours.
Fred Slater, Chair of the Spring Festival Committee, is looking forward to the evening entertainment; “Of all our society events, the Spring Festival is the most family orientated and relaxed. It offers the perfect day out and we have increasingly noticed that our visitors are not ready to leave and return home by 5pm.
“At a time of year when we are enjoying the longer, lighter evenings and the prospect of fine weather, we wanted to continue the celebration of rural life into the evening. We very much look forward to inviting you all to stay longer, or coming over to join us, and enjoy a spring evening of music and food with friends.”
The festival will remain open until 8pm with free entry into the showground after 5pm. Remember, all children aged 16 and under can come to the Spring Festival all day for free.
For more information, or to get your discounted e-ticket, visit www.rwas.wales