News - Festival

28 May 2013
Flying Start for Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

The first major event of the year, the Spring Festival, started successfully once again confirming its reputation as one of the most popular attractions in Wales.

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9 May 2013
Spring Festival programme of events

A 20 hour programme of events and activities spread over the weekend of May 18 and 19 is planned for visitors to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

This will be one of the most ambitious Festivals to be staged by the society since it began running the event 13 years ago mainly as an attraction for smallholders and country-lovers, gardeners and environmentalists.  Now, the Festival embraces these and many other interests, attracting around 25,000 visitors to enjoy a virtual cornucopia of entertainment that starts at 9.00am and continues until after 4.00pm each day.

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8 May 2013
Classic tractors on show at Spring Festival

Vintage machinery enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them among the record number of 234 entries of old tractors, stationary engines and other equipment at the 2013 Royal Welsh Spring Festival. Lovingly restored examples of classic tractors and machines that once led the transformation of agriculture from horse power to today’s modern technology, will be on public view for the two days of the Festival over the weekend of May 18 and 19 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

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2 May 2013
Cattle Breed Society Competition open to Rare & Native British Breeds

Cystadleuaeth Cymdeithasau Bridiau Gwartheg yn agored i Fridiau Prydeinig Prin a Brodorol

Cattle Breed Society Competition open to Rare & Native British Breeds

 

The Society acknowledges with grateful thanks the sponsorship of this Section by

Mrs Kay Spencer, Honorary Festival Director & BOCM

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29 April 2013
Poultry Show at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Next month’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival will be the culmination of weeks of careful preparation by poultry breeders from across Wales and elsewhere who will be competing at the Poultry Club of Wales Show to be staged during the event on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

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18 April 2013
High-speed thrills for Spring Festival

Freestyle Motorcross (FMX), a variation of the style of Motorcross in which motorcycle riders take their machine through high-speed airborne jumps of multiple lengths and angles, will be on the programme of entertainment for visitors to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival next month.

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12 April 2013
Honeybees at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Bees are a vital link in the food chain. They pollinate our crops and wild flowers, so enhancing the bounty and the beauty of the countryside. But the extended winter, with its freezing temperatures and bitter winds following on last year’s wet summer and autumn, have led to tough conditions for bees resulting in a possible shortage of honey and, worse, a dearth of healthy young stock.

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8 April 2013
Help for smallholders at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s two-day Spring Festival is the place to visit if you are thinking of becoming a smallholder because it is a rich source of information and guidance for those interested in this rewarding pastime.

Domestic livestock on a modest scale are easier to keep than many people imagine but there are pitfalls and the Spring Festival can alert the would-be smallholder to the do’s and don’ts and what to expect when embarking on such an enterprise.

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