News - Festival

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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27 March 2013
See garden designs at Spring Festival

One of the best alternatives to hiring a professional garden designer is to take a trip to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival to view the exhibits in the Gardeners Corner in the Festival’s Floral Hall. There visitors can see a selection of attractive garden layouts to inspire those who plan to spend some time in the summer months improving and enhancing their gardens at home.

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18 March 2013
Top dogs at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

More than 1000 dogs and their owners will converge on the Royal Welsh showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, in May to compete for the prizes at the only premier open dog show held in Wales.

The ‘Premier Open Show’ status has been granted to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s canine section by the Kennel Club for the fifth successive year, once again making it a qualifier for Crufts, the world’s largest dog show.

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