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A Day Trip to The Royal Welsh Show 2018

I am so ashamed that I have never been to the Royal Welsh Show. I am 100% welsh, and I know that’s no important but growing up in such a small country, I’m ashamed that I’ve never been to the biggest agricultural festival not only in the country but in Europe.

Anyway, I had the opportunity with work to head up to the show for the day and showcase some of the work that we do. Although I was technically working, I manged to go out and about and wonder around.

For those who aren’t sure what the Royal Welsh Show is, it’s an agricultural festival that runs for 4 days a year every July and attracts more than 200,000 people every year and growing. Events includes things such as; Sheep shearing, horse riding, judging in cattle, sheep, horses, goats and pigs, live music, sheep dog trials, falconry, sports, water sports and games. It’s HUGE!

I would first like to point out that I couldn’t get over how big the actual show. I mean its acres upon acres of so many different things, such as shops, food stalls, farming competitions, water sports. It’s mad. We were based in the Horticultural tent, which included all things garden, gardening, fruit & veg and school wheel barrow competitions. It also had a lavender plant shop, which was brilliant.

TIP: We got there around 7:30am and the car park was already nearly full. Get there early, as everything is open at this time.

You can stay there for the four days, as there are raves with BBC DJs and lots of things happening in the night time on the campsites and in the show area itself. Do check out where to book your accommodation, check here.

For those who know me personal will know that I enjoy animals more than humans. Walking around the fields were they hold the cattle judging, I noticed you can go into the barns where they animals are kept and groomed such as cows, sheep and goats before they head out to be judged and I lost my shit. You can literally touch the animals.

The royal welsh is literally a farmers paradise, you can buy anything from sheep tags (for their ears) to tractors and hot tubs. This is the biggest event of the year for them, so they go all out. All in all, the Royal Welsh Show was brilliant. Even though I only experienced it for the day, next year we are going to stay overnight, to see what the night life is like.

Have you ever been to the Royal Welsh Show? Would you ever go?

 

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