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THE dream of an idyllic place in the country with a few chickens and pigs, a couple of beehives, perhaps some sheep and goats or even an alpaca or two, could become a reality following a visit to this year’s Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival.
11:47am Tuesday 12th January 2010
Smallholders everywhere are eagerly looking forward to the next Smallholder and Garden Festival at Builth Wells set for 15-16 May 2010 Run by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Smallholder is delighted to announce that the magazine continues as the official media partner for the 2010 show.
10:26am Friday 4th December 2009
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Christmas shopping has become one of the big attractions for visitors to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. According to an on-line survey conducted following last year’s Fair, 17.5% of respondents said that shopping for Christmas gifts was one of the main reasons for their visit to the event. So, with just over three weeks to go to Christmas following this year’s Winter Fair on November 30 – December 1, and with some 300 trade stands to choose from, shopping will again be high on the agenda for many visitors.
10:22am Friday 4th December 2009
The popularity of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Winter Fair as a showcase for the country’s leading stockmen has been confirmed by a record entry of cattle for this year’s event at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, on November 30 – December 1.
10:00am Friday 4th September 2009
A packed programme of displays and events has been announced in the run up to Devon County Show tomorrow. There will be judging of the ridden hunters classes from 8am in the main ring, with the results of the national vegetable championships announced from 10am in the horticultural tent, where Joe Swift of BBC Gardener’s World is due to be filming. Also at 10am, in the countryside area, Adams Axemen will perform their world famous lumberjacks display and return at 2pm.
4:04pm Tuesday 7th July 2009
5-6 September 2009 There will be a fun ploughing day at Skylark garden Centre near Wimblington over the weekend of the 6-7 September with plots available for all types of tractors and horse teams. Held on Fenland land, this ploughing day is now an annual event and there will be a plaque for all participants. It will operate on a first come, first served basis so entries are needed before the weekend and cost £5.00 per plot except for horses who are free. For an entry form and full details please phone Liz or Mick on 01354 741538 or email email@example.com
10:39am Friday 3rd July 2009
Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries, and Business Link West Midlands are hosting a free business development workshop on Friday July 10 during the Royal Show.
1:04pm Thursday 11th June 2009
Britain's top ploughmen will congregate in Cambridgeshire once again in October when the 2009 British National Ploughing Championships return to Soham. A prime site of 250 acres has been provided by Mr and Mrs Eric Day, who last made their land at East Fen Farm available for the Championships four years ago.
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10:40am Wednesday 13th May 2009
Royal Welsh Festival will ‘open the gates to summer’ The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Smallholder and Garden Festival opening on May 16 for two days is the first major Royal Welsh event of the year on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, and the organisers believe it opens the gates to summer in Wales, said Dr Fred Slater, the Festival Director.
9:30am Sunday 3rd May 2009
For the first time ever, a pig feature will be part of this year's Leicestershire County Show. It was the idea of Bidgiemire Pig Co, the specalist pig company based in Scotland. Similar to other pig features that the company have organised at other county shows, the feature will be split into three pens depicting Urban, Woodland and Smallholding pig keeping. Bidgiemire along with local breeders will be on hand to answer questions about all aspects of pig keeping.
4:41pm Friday 1st May 2009
The Leicestershire Agricultural Society have announced a series of special offers to all smallholding, gardening and self sufficiency companies, free workshops, marketing initiates and free guides to help traders through the economic times ahead. “The Leicestershire County Show has been around for 167 years, and traders and visitors are the reason we have this record” explained the Show Director, Liz Earle. “It is now time to give back and help business through these tough times.”
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5:40pm Friday 10th April 2009
Dancers to step out at Royal Welsh Festival Come dancing! That's strictly the invitation to addicts of the popular television show and to all other toe-tapping visitors to the Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival where 'have-a-go' dancing sessions are being included in this year's programme.
2:33pm Wednesday 8th April 2009
Every dog has its day – and so will the owners of winning entries at the open dog show to be staged at this year’s Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival who have designs on exhibiting at Crufts, the largest event of its kind in the world where up to 28,000 top canines line up for judging.
2:28pm Wednesday 8th April 2009
The largest display of pig breeds in Britain will be staged at this year’s Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. More than 200 pigs representing all 17 registered breeds in the country will be on view over the two days of the event on the Royal Welsh showground on May 16 and 17.
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11:24am Wednesday 11th July 2007
This year's showcase of Welsh wool and natural fibres at the Royal Welsh 2007 Smallholder and Garden Festival in May was such a success that organisers have decided to run it as a separate event in 2008.
A record-breaking weekend - Smallholder editor Liz Wright enjoys a packed programme at the Builth Wells Showground
2:41pm Wednesday 20th June 2007
A WEEKEND simply wasn't long enough to totally "do" everything at the ever-growing Royal Welsh Smallholder and Garden Festival in Builth Wells. Should I listen to one of the talks, go to a demo, attend the auction, see the pigs or watch the main ring? Difficult but pleasurable questions to answer.
1:05pm Wednesday 9th May 2007
Going, going, going, gone ... Lyndon Trumper looks ahead to the auction in a prominent and spacious new venue
1:02pm Wednesday 9th May 2007
The greenest event in Wales - ‘There’s something for all tastes at Builth Wells so come along and make a weekend of it’
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