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Royal Welsh Show

Experience the magic of the countryside at the Royal Welsh Show - a unique blend of livestock, crafts, food and spectacular performances!
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July 22
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Mark your calendars for an enchanting day filled with tradition, excitement, and a whole lot of fun, because the Royal Welsh Show is taking place on July 22! Kicking off in 1904, this monumental event has grown to be the largest agriculture show in Europe. Offering an exceptional display of livestock, breathtaking performances, and a veritable feast of local crafts and foods, the show encapsulates the true essence of rural life. It's a perfect blend of the old and the new, a day where heritage meets modernity, providing an unforgettable experience for all who attend. So put on your wellies and come join us to experience the magic of the countryside at its finest!

History of Royal Welsh Show

Royal Welsh Show Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1904</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Royal Welsh Show Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Royal Welsh Show was first held in Aberystwyth, showcasing the best of Welsh livestock and agriculture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1947</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Permanent Home</div><div class='timeline-text'>Llanelwedd in Powys becomes the permanent venue for the Royal Welsh Show.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1963</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Royal Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The show receives 'Royal' status, recognising its importance to the nation's rural economy and cultural heritage.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Expanded Attractions</div><div class='timeline-text'>The event broadens its scope, introducing craft and food stands, making it a comprehensive countryside showcase.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Record Attendance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The show sets a record for attendance, with over 240,000 visitors enjoying the unique combination of traditional rural life and modern attractions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Virtual Show</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Welsh Show holds its first-ever virtual event to continue the beloved tradition safely.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Royal Welsh Show

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Enter a livestock competition</h3><p class='facts-text'>If you have farm animals, consider entering them in the Royal Welsh Show's livestock competition. Showcasing your best cows, sheep, or pigs could be a highlight of the show and a great way to appreciate rural life.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Try traditional Welsh food</h3><p class='facts-text'>The Royal Welsh Show is a food lover’s paradise. Be adventurous and sample various traditional Welsh foods available at the event including Welsh Cakes, Barrabrith and Laverbread. You might just find your new favorite dish!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Attend a craft workshop</h3><p class='facts-text'>With numerous arts and craft stalls scattered around the showground, there's an opportunity to take part in a crafting workshop. Not only will you create something special to remember the day, but also reinforce the significance of traditional craftsmanship.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cheer on your favorite horseman</h3><p class='facts-text'>The horse show is one of the highlights of the Royal Welsh Show. From show jumping to trotting, these events showcase rider dexterity and horse agility. Pick a favourite and cheer them on!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Buy local produce</h3><p class='facts-text'>Many local farmers and businesses set up stalls at the Royal Welsh Show. Visit them, learn more about their products, buy some farm fresh produce or artisanal crafts and support local businesses.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Royal Welsh Show

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Authentic Experience of Countryside Life</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The Royal Welsh Show provides an amazing opportunity to immerse oneself in the countryside life. It's a chance to appreciate rural traditions and culture, which are beautifully encapsulated by the livestock displays, craft workshops, and local food stalls.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Rich Taste of Welsh Cuisine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Feasting on traditional Welsh foods like Welsh Cakes, Barrabrith and Laverbread is indeed a highlight of the Royal Welsh Show. It is a day to celebrate and delve into the delectable Welsh culinary landscape, discovering new favorite dishes along the way.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Supporting Local Businesses</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Patronizing the numerous local farmers and businesses that set up stalls at the Royal Welsh Show is not only a way of supporting them, it also offers an opportunity to buy fresh, high-quality produce and artisanal crafts directly. It's an experience which enriches your day and contributes to the local economy.</p></div></div>

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