The 2017 Royal Welsh Winter Fair is only a few weeks away!
1 November 2017
The countdown is on, and with the Royal Welsh Winter Fair happening later this month, the final preparations for the event are being put in the place at this very moment.
Meeting for the final time before the 28th Winter Fair takes place on 27 and 28 November, the organising committee this week were making sure that all the final arrangements for the fair are being made, ready for another fantastic two days packed full of competitions, festivities and Christmas shopping.
The 48 strong committee and army of other committed volunteers and stewards work tirelessly throughout the year ensuring the Winter Fair maintains its reputation as one of the finest fatstock shows in Europe.
One of the many tasks for the committee was to confirm the plans for the Winter Fair’s new Welcome Centre, situated within the members centre, adjacent to the showground’s main ring.
With its eye catching banners, flags and lights, the Welcome Centre will attract your attention from the car park at the lower end of the showground. There will be an undercover area for visitors to queue to buy their tickets and a fast-track entrance for those who have already bought their e-tickets.
Winter Fair Committee members on the balcony of the café in the new ‘Welcome Centre’
Once inside, you will be greeted with a selection of tradestands, including Lansdown selling the official Royal Welsh clothing range (perfect for Christmas presents!). Upstairs you will find a lovely café, complete with free WiFi where you can grab yourself a coffee and plan the rest of your day.
“The Winter Fair is always a fantastic event to look forward to and this year is no different” says Will Hanks, Honorary Winter Fair Director. “With some of the UK’s very best quality livestock on display, the schedule of competitions, classes and auctions is sure to draw the crowds from far and wide.”
“Our new ‘Welcome Centre’ will ensure that those same visitors have a warm place to shelter from the elements (if needed), can use the toilets, grab themselves a hot drink and make use of the free WiFi whilst they plan the rest of the day – the perfect start to a great day out!’
Along with the usual packed schedule of competitions, classes, exhibitions and displays the Winter Fair offers the discerning shopper the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique and original Christmas gifts from the hundreds of tradestands situated throughout the showground, including the food hall, which will be packed full of the very best Welsh food producers tempting visitors to try the wide variety of culinary delights on offer.
As always, the fair will open its gates at 8am each morning allowing you to spend the whole day at the showground soaking up the excitement and festive atmosphere. You can even bring the kids after school with free entry after 4pm on the Monday evening for late night Christmas shopping and another great fireworks display. Visitors be able to enjoy looking around the demonstrations and exhibitions, listening to the choirs and bands performing throughout the showground, and of course our younger visitors may also be lucky enough to meet Father Christmas.
Buy your e-tickets for the Winter Fair online now, the early bird discount ends at midnight on 12 November. For more information visit www.rwas.wales