Smallholder festival has new classes
March 25, 2011: The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s two-day Smallholder and Garden Festival, now more popularly known as the Royal Welsh Spring Festival, will take place over the weekend of May 21-22.
The festival draws up to 25,000 people to the Royal Welsh showground at Builth Wells. Conventional and rare breeds on display will include all the favourites such as pygmy, Angora and dairy goats, pigs (the pig show with up to about 300 entries is the largest in the country), cattle, sheep, poultry and waterfowl. For the first time, the event will feature a traditional, rare and native cattle breeds competition to be judged by Adam Henson.There will be more than 300 agricultural and craft stands. MORE: See Show Guide in April issue of Country Smallholding.