The Royal Welsh Show @ Builth Wells (19 – 22 July)

Sheep,_Royal_Welsh_ShowIn late July comes the Royal Welsh Show, held at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd, just north of Builth Wells in mid-Wales. The Royal Welsh Show is the biggest agricultural show in Europe, transforming this sleepy market town on the River Wye into a bustling visitor attraction.

It celebrates local farming and rural life over four days with a variety of events, including carriage driving, mounted games, a parade of hounds, trotting, livestock competitions (with categories that include hunters, shires, agricultural heavy horses, beef and dairy cattle and sheep) and a display of vintage machinery.

An important event on the Welsh calendar, visitor numbers reach 230,000. Highlights included freestyle motorcycle displays, pony club displays, regimental bands and even dancing Cossacks from the Ukraine.

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