The highly anticipated Royal Welsh Winter Fair Schedules have been packed and posted, and are currently on their way to thousands of potential exhibitors.
Highly regarded as one of the finest fatstock events in Europe, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair will be held at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December.
The fair will host over 200 livestock classes, special awards and championships, all listed in the 2015 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.
This year the financial rewards for the fair’s major championships has been increased by nearly 230% with the cattle Championship prize money now up with the highest of any of the other major fatstock events in the UK with £1,250 being awarded to the Supreme Cattle Champion.
New for this year in the cattle section sees the introduction of additional classes in both the heifer and steer sections for the best animal purchased at auction for under £1,400, and a new Butcher’s Choice Competition. New for the sheep section, the Hill Flock class in the Pure Welsh Mountain Breeds section has been re-introduced.
“Last year’s event was a resounding success, with outstanding livestock exhibits and a record crowd. This year we keen to once again encourage strong entries in all sections and are very excited by the increase in prize money on offer. Our desire to continue attracting first class animals to the Winter Fair is matched by our commitment to offer first class prizes and accolades.” said Aled Jones, Assistant Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
The schedule and entry forms will also be available online from Monday 28 September. The closing date for entries in 21 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 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