Entries are now open for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Smallholding & Countryside Festival.

Entries for livestock and equine competitions are now open and competitors can view the schedules and enter online on the RWAS website. Entries close on Monday 3 April.

With over 600 livestock classes and special awards for sheep, pigs, goats and cattle, many of which are for traditional, rare and native breeds, there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

This year’s Festival will also host Rising Star qualifiers for the 2023 London International Horse Show and launch brand new Home-Produced classes within the equine section, with the support of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society (WPCS).

The Smallholding & Countryside Festival is described as ‘a celebration of rural life with smallholding pursuits at its heart’.

RWAS says: ‘The weekend-long event is a showcase of the real diversity of the Welsh countryside and a fantastic day out for young families, garden enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in the great outdoors.

‘There is plenty on offer to see and learn at this year’s Festival. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your garden, want to shed some light on a new business venture, or hope to improve your skills and knowledge about smallholding life, the Festival is the place to be. With a full packed programme of livestock and equine competitions, over 200 trade stands, displays and activities, excellent food and drink – there is something for everyone to enjoy.’

View schedules and enter online here.

Buy tickets online here.

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