Calling all creative competitors…

2 October 2014


Last year there were 1,130 entries across the cookery, produce, handicraft, floral art and horticulture sections, with some wonderful creations on display.

Whether you are a culinary genius, a green fingered wizard, a dab-hand with a needle and thread, a talented photographer or a flower arranging marvel, there is a competition with your name on it at this year’s 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Many of the seasonally themed competitions in the cookery, produce, handicraft, floral art and horticulture classes this year feature an extra ‘silver jubilee’ flavour to celebrate the events 25th anniversary, which this year takes place on 1 and 2 December at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd.

In the cookery and produce section there are 15 classes, including three for children. Competitors are invited to create all manner of delicious treats including a coffee gateau, a Christmas preserve, a savoury strudel, decorated cookies and a Christmas cake celebrating 25 years of the Winter Fair.

The 17 classes within the handicraft section are equally festive with the opportunity for competitors to showcase their crafting skills in making items such as an embroidered Christmas picture, a painting depicting ‘The Show’, a gift for a gentleman and a memento or card celebrating 25 years of the Winter Fair. Again there are three classes specifically for children, one of which is to produce a nativity painting.

The other hotly contested competitions at the Winter Fair are in the floral art and horticulture section. Within the 10 floral art classes competitors will be able to demonstrate their imagination and talent for flower arranging  by entering their creations in classes entitled ‘The 25th Winter Fair’, ‘Red is Christmas’, ‘Winter Frieze’ and ‘A Christmas Cracker’, to name but a few. Keen gardeners can enter a mixed container of foliage or flowers, a cactus or succulent and a pot plant in the three horticulture classes.

Full schedules for the competitions are available at and the closing dates are 13 October for the cookery, produce and handicraft section and 17 October for the floral art and horticulture section.

The competitions will be staged within the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall and all entries will be on display throughout the two-day event.

Good luck!