Royal Welsh Winter Fair is a must for Wales Holidays Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales visitors
Published: Wednesday 30th Oct 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Wales Holidays self-catering visitors to the beautiful heart of Wales, the Brecon Beacons and Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye, and to Llanidloes and Mid Wales must be sure to make a visit to the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells for the Winter Fair on 2 & 3 December.
The Winter Fair was established in 1990 and although the core attraction is the show and sale of livestock, the Fair has also become a key venue for Christmas shoppers. Competition abounds and a very high standard of work is submitted in various classes for produce, cookery, handicraft and floral art. The competitions will have a seasonal theme and organisers and judges will have their work cut out! In the cookery and produce section alone there are 15 classes – including three for children – ranging from a dish of homemade Christmas truffles and a pudding for Boxing Day to a chocolate Christmas log and an edible Rudolph!
The Food Hall is one of the most popular venues at the Winter Fair where visitors can buy some of the finest quality food and drink produced in Wales. Choose from an extensive range of wines, cheeses, chocolates, relishes, and other culinary delights to satisfy the widest of tastes. Among other leading attractions at the Fair is the Floral Art and Horticulture competition staged in the Clwyd Glamorgan Hall. The Gift Hall in the Goat Building will house many stands offering a wide range of gift items, including gold and silver jewellery, handmade shoes and slippers, antiques, handmade cards, bespoke furniture, wooden toys, Welsh blankets, hand crafted flowers, ceramics, knitwear and more.
Over 25,000 visitors are expected – make sure you’re among them! Wales Holidays has an excellent selection of cottages and farmhouses to let in all Areas of Wales.