General Information


It is prohibited to carry alcoholic drink around the Showground. Drinking in public places (other than in designated bars) is an evictable offence. We ask that you respect this rule.


Baby changing facilities are provided in the toilet blocks adjacent to the Goat Ring, Main Ring Underpass, International Pavilion (upstairs), Montgomery Pavilion and in the South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall.
Baby Feeding & Changing
The Sponsors Pavilion Unit under the Grandstand will be open as follows, operated by Society Stewards:
Monday: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Bio Security

The Society has adopted the Welsh Government’s Rural Affairs Department (WGRAD) motto of ‘be seen to be clean’ and asks that exhibitors and the public co-operate fully.

Entry to the main parts of the cloven-hoofed livestock and poultry areas will be across disinfected mats.  Please ensure that your footwear is visibly clean on entry to AND exit from the livestock areas.  Brushes and containers of disinfectant will be situated beside each mat to ensure the cleanliness of your footwear. The public are requested to wash their hands if they have touched any animal.  Disinfectant soap is provided in all toilets. Your full co-operation is absolutely essential in order for the Society to comply with the WGRAD regulations relating to the bio-security arrangements for the participation of cloven hoofed livestock and poultry at the 2017 Winter Fair.



A cash point facility operated by Cash on the Move will be situated next to the north-west corner of the South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall.


Catalogues will be sold at the Catalogue Booths - £4.00.


Please refer to the ‘Catering’ pages listed in the index.


The Chaplaincy team are available 24 hrs a day; from 8.00 am to 8.00 pm offering help and advice and from 8.00 pm to 8.00 am for urgent assistance and in case of an emergency, the contact number is: 0845 367 9990.  The Chaplaincy Centre is situated in the room off the foyer in the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall.  The Christian Centre for Rural Wales is situated upstairs in the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall.


Car Parking

Forward parking exists for visitors with disability.  Only those vehicles displaying the Social Services Blue Badge permit will be given priority.


Toilets for the disabled are provided within the main toilet blocks situated near to the underpass, near Entrance A, near HSBC and adjacent to the Pig & Goat Ring.  Disabled facilities are also available in the Montgomery Pavilion, South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall, International Pavilion, Members Centre and the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall.

For more information or to book please call 01982 553683


With the exception of assistance dogs, no visitors will be permitted to enter the showground with dogs. This rule does not apply to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival and is partly exempt for the Royal Welsh Winter Fair for exhibitors entering the Hound Show.

Trade and livestock exhibitors parked within the showground who have dogs for security purposes must apply for a Society permit. Exhibitors must not exercise their dogs in public areas.

Please note that NO dogs are allowed in the Livestock (cattle, sheep, pigs and goats) Buildings, Royal Welsh Exhibition Centre, Horse Lines, Collecting Rings, Fur and Feather Pavilion, South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall, Grandstand, Members Centre, Food Hall or any of the Society’s dining halls.



In case of emergency dial 999. Use 101 for non emergency issues.


01982 554407

Expert treatment is available at the First Aid Centre, situated in the Sheep Ring Control Tower. There will be continuous cover from 10.00 am Sunday morning to 6.00 pm Tuesday evening.


Facilities for fire prevention and emergency measures in the case of a serious outbreak are provided by the Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service, Carmarthen.


The Society’s Headquarters is situated adjacent to Shopping Pavilion Two, (Montgomery Pavilion).
Cyfeiriad - Address: CAFC Cyf - RWAS Ltd, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY
Ffôn - Tel: 01982 553683 Ffacs - Fax: 01982 553563
E-bost - E-mail: Gwefan - Website:


Hospitality for Judges, Sponsors, Buyers and Guests will be provided in the President’s Pavilion adjacent to the Society’s Headquarters and the Cattle Ring Control Tower.

Lost Children

Lost children should be escorted to the Society’s Headquarters Office.
The Society advises that two persons escort the lost child. There are specific procedures in place for the return of children to their parents/carers. Details can be obtained from the Society’s Headquarters.

Lost Property

Lost children should be escorted to the Society’s Headquarters Office.

The Society advises members of the public that two persons escort the lost child.  There are specific procedures in place for the return of children to their parents/carers.  Details can be obtained from the Society’s Headquarters.


Free parking is provided on the lower Showground, North 3 and on Horse Hill.

Photographs & Filming

Please be aware that photographs and film will be taken throughout the showground for broadcast, publicity and marketing purposes.

For more information on the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s use of photos and film, please visit the website: or

Public Address

The public address system is installed for the relaying of official announcements.  The Society will only make other announcements if it is felt to be absolutely necessary.

Railway Station Bus Service

A free mini bus passenger collection service will operate during the event from the showground and Builth Road Railway Station meeting the Heart of Wales Line trains. A 16 seater mini bus will meet the train to transport visitors to the event. The provision will be arranged by Llanwrtyd Wells Community Transport. The drop off and pick up point will be next to the Machinery Entrance toilet block between Avenues C and D. Passengers wishing to be picked up on the showground must be at the departure area 20 minutes prior to the train departure times.

Train times:

Departure from Shrewsbury to Swansea  

Arrival at Builth Road









Departure from Swansea to Shrewsbury  

Arrival at Builth Road









Royal Welsh Show Shop

The shops have been stocked to provide a variety of interesting and attractive goods to suit exhibitors and visitors of all ages.  The shops will be open each Fair day from 9.00 am until 7.00 pm on Monday and 6.00 pm on Tuesday under the Main Grandstand and in the Montgomery Pavilion (Shopping Pavilion 2).  Remember to buy the new limited edition Christmas cards available in both Show shops.


Smoking is prohibited in any enclosed or partially enclosed public area.


Toilets are situated as follows: - Montgomery Pavilion, South Glamorgan Exhibition Hall, Main Toilet Block - Livestock Area (Adjacent to Neuadd Henllan), Block to rear of Royal Welsh Exhibition Centre, Livestock Entrance Toilet Block (Adjacent to the NSA), Toilet block to the rear of HSBC, Hafod a Hendre, Horse Hill Toilets, Entrance A Toilets, Avenue J/H (Horse Section), Avenue C/D (near Machinery Entrance), Clwyd Glamorgan Hall, International Pavilion, Members Centre and Underpass Toilet Block.

Trophy Room

The RWAS Trophy Room, located in the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall, will be open from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm each day. The room houses 125 of the Society trophies. Please come and see this wonderful display.


The ‘main entrance’ to the Winter Fair will be through the new Welcome Centre.  Here you will find toilets, a welcome café, a range of tradestands including Lansdown selling the official Royal Welsh range of clothing.


There will be free public WiFi hotspots around the main cattle ring (Hall 1), Hafod a Hendre, the Welcome Centre and in Neuadd Henllan.

Event Dates 2018:

Royal Welsh Spring Festival 19 & 20 May 2018 – A celebration of smallholding and rural life.

Royal Welsh Show 23, 24, 25 & 26 July 2018

Royal Welsh Winter Fair 26 & 27 November 2018