News - Winter Fair

17 October 2016The countdown to the 2016 Royal Welsh Winter Fair has begun
The countdown to the 2016 Royal Welsh Winter Fair has begun

The countdown is on, and with only six weeks to go until the Royal Welsh Winter Fair is in full swing, members of the organising committee and representatives from the event’s three main sponsors have come together to mark the occasion.

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4 October 2016Butchers aim to be top of the chops at Royal Welsh Winter Fair
Butchers aim to be top of the chops at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Two competitions to find butchers who are top of the chops in Wales are set to take centre stage at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells in November.

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29 September 2016McCartneys continue as the Royal Welsh Winter Fair official auctioneers
McCartneys continue as the Royal Welsh Winter Fair official auctioneers

With the preparations for the 27th Royal Welsh Winter Fair in full swing, and the livestock entries beginning to flood into the office, the society are delighted to announce that McCartneys will once again be the events official auctioneers.

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14 September 2016Royal Welsh Winter Fair schedules available online
Royal Welsh Winter Fair schedules available online

We may all be enjoying a beautiful indian summer, but the focus at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is very much on the Winter Fair, to be held at the showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November 2016.

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3 December 2015Rain doesn’t stop play at the Winter Fair
Rain doesn’t stop play at the Winter Fair

The weather was terrible and the carparks took a battering, but the spirit of the Royal Welsh Winter Fair still shone through with thousands of steadfast and loyal visitors braved the elements and proved to all what a fantastic and unmissable event the annual Winter Fair has become over the past 26 years.

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26 November 2015Royal Welsh Winter Fair will still light up the night sky, with fireworks!
Royal Welsh Winter Fair will still light up the night sky, with fireworks!

With less than a week to go until the showground in Llanelwedd is full of visitors, livestock, and tradestands, all the last minute preparations for the Royal Welsh Winter Fair are being put into place.

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18 November 2015Powys hill farmer to receive the John Gittins Memorial Award
Powys hill farmer to receive the John Gittins Memorial Award

One of the most prestigious prizes in Welsh agriculture, the John Gittins Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the Welsh sheep industry, has been won this year by Mr R Alwyn Rees from Machynlleth, Powys.

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18 November 2015Royal Welsh Bursary winners for the Oxford Farming Conference
Royal Welsh Bursary winners for the Oxford Farming Conference

Once again the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Farming Conference Bursary has been awarded to two candidates.

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