Royal Welsh Show
Monday sees the start of this year's Royal Welsh Show (23-26 July), the biggest and best attended agricultural event of its kind in Europe.
The annual show which was established over 100 years ago is the shop window for Welsh farming and food production. It's a real celebration of all things rural. Set in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, at the heart of beautiful Welsh Countryside the permanent showground, one of the finest in the world, plays host to some 8,000 farm animals, 1000 trade stands and 200,000 visitors over 4 days every July.
In addition to the Show's displays and competitions including the spectacular Welsh cobs (horses), visitors can sample some of the tastes of Wales in the food hall - Welsh meats, dairy products including many famous Welsh cheeses, as well as fruits, preserves, honey and other products of the land and sea. Many of the companies exhibiting having previously won prestigious Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards and there’s a chance to watch cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs and learn more about Welsh food and drink.
The shops and tradestands lining the avenues on the showground offer a wide range of beautiful and practical goods handicrafts, jewellery, antiques, fine arts, and goods of every description from clothing to cars, or wheelbarrows to wellington boots.
This year's attractions also include Ukrainian Cossacks, The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh and Titan the Robot.