This popular show has been taking place for more than half a century in the town of Llanelwedd (Builth Wells). Thousands of spectators gather for this event in late July to see competitions involving around 7,000 livestock.
During four days hundreds of participants from all over the region compete in such categories as livestock, forestry, horticulture, countryside sports, food and drink. Livestock displays include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats. Shearing and woolhandling, as well as sheepdog trials, are an exciting part of the fair. Food events include Welsh National Honey Show and Dairy Produce Farriery. Competitions are complemented by educational exhibitions and attractions. The show gathers about 300,000 attendees and about 3,000 tradestands. Royal Welsh showground feature vendors offering a vast variety of goods: from agricultural machinery and gardening supplies to health and beauty products, crafts, apparel, and food.
Besides the competition, visitors can enjoy an entertainment program with music, dancing, sports, a farmer's market, and food stands. It's a great place for the best Welsh produce, hand-made souvenirs, and other crafts. This event celebrates everything about rural Wales, dating back to 1904, when the first Royal Welsh Show was held by the newly-created Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.