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Royal Welsh Show

Updated on May 18, 2013

The Royal Welsh Show is the biggest agricultural show in Europe. It takes place every July at Llanelwedd, near Builth Wellsh in the county of Powys, Mid Wales, the show is organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, which was formed in 1904.

This year 23-26 of July more than 64,000 people attended the show from Wales and around the British Isles Europe and beyond, the show represents Welsh agriculture and horticulture but is also a great place for young people to mix and have a good time with friends, and is also a great place to come for a day out with the family! Watch shows at the main ring take part in events, go and buy souvenirs and clothes and buy Welsh made food from Welsh farmers, see Wales in one show!

The Royal Welsh shows Welsh culture and how agriculture plays a big role in making Wales what she is today, but most importantly how agriculture is important to us all, as it is where most of our food is made. It is bringing Wales to the world and the world to Wales in one big national show.

The main ring

The main ring is where the big stuff takes place, from judging bulls cows and horses to a sheep dog with a big interest towards ducks! to crazy stunts from crazy yet talented people! from the Kangaroo Kid all the way from Australia and other motorbike stunts from groups like the Bulldogs to horse and man stunts like the Cossacks from Ukraine to dancing JCBs!!

Every year is always different, some stuntmen and women come back others come every two or three years and new ones come in all the time! Every year you'll see a totally big different thing to amaze you with excitement!


Kangaroo Kid shows up sometimes, he did not attend this year, but who knows when he'll come back with more great stunts! maybe next year!
Kangaroo Kid shows up sometimes, he did not attend this year, but who knows when he'll come back with more great stunts! maybe next year!
Bulldog Lings Motorcycle Display  another great talented stuntmen!
Bulldog Lings Motorcycle Display another great talented stuntmen!
The dancing diggers also at the main ring, perform great displays and everytime they come back they give you something different!
The dancing diggers also at the main ring, perform great displays and everytime they come back they give you something different!
The Ukranian Cossacks have appeared several times at the Royal Welsh with different yet exciting (and dangerous) stunts on horses
The Ukranian Cossacks have appeared several times at the Royal Welsh with different yet exciting (and dangerous) stunts on horses

Other events around the show ground include animal shows like spaniel dogs, tree felling competitions, to funny and hilarious competitions from the Young Farmers Clubs members throughout Wales, which is at the YFC stand at the show, there are sheering competitions, also some games and entertainment for young children and adults, you may take part in like canoeing possibly rugby or come close with wild birds, every year is always different, there's always something to see.

At the show there are stands selling clothes souvenirs and most importantly you'll never starve because food is everywhere! At the show you will also see vehicles like cars, farm and industrial machinery and equipment tools from businesses selling their stuff, showing their new inventions from their companies, new ideas from house equipment to renewable energy, business ideas etc.

The show has plenty of room to take a break listen to Welsh folk and country music as well!

This year (23.26 of July 2012) was great! Enjoyed the shows and displays at the main ring, and the walk around the show ground despite the summer heat, met plenty of people throughout parts of Wales and the UK and as far as Japan! And most importantly it was fun having a day out with friends and family! And I'm sure next year like every year will be brilliant!

If you are planning to come to Wales next summer come to the Royal Welsh Show which starts every July! and share your story for the world to see!

more info from the Royal Welsh is available at their website: http://www.rwas.co.uk/society


These dogs are great swimmers!
These dogs are great swimmers!
Canoeing competition which you can take part (I had a go and it was really fun came first in a race)
Canoeing competition which you can take part (I had a go and it was really fun came first in a race)
Who can grow the biggest carrot? lettuce? you can judge for your self at the horticultural tent
Who can grow the biggest carrot? lettuce? you can judge for your self at the horticultural tent
The sheep shearing arena at the show,  competitions between people as far as New Zealand and Australia USA and Canada and around England Scotland N.Ireland Ireland and Wales
The sheep shearing arena at the show, competitions between people as far as New Zealand and Australia USA and Canada and around England Scotland N.Ireland Ireland and Wales
This is where you go if you want to party with friends, and you don't need to be a Young Farmers Club member,. listen to Welsh music artists throughout Wales who you probably have never heard of but have great talents AND HAVE A GOOD TIME!!
This is where you go if you want to party with friends, and you don't need to be a Young Farmers Club member,. listen to Welsh music artists throughout Wales who you probably have never heard of but have great talents AND HAVE A GOOD TIME!!

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      C L Grant 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Yes, a great show and well worth a special visit to Wales!