Brecon County Show: A Little Something For Everyone

If you love country shows, the Brecon County Show is the place to be on August 3rd. It promises to be a fun day out for the family that has everything from Cattle classes to the latest tractors.

The Show has been around since 1755 and is organised by the local charity, The Brecknockshire Agricultural Society. This year, it is taking place at the Show-ground, Watton Villa, Brecon.


Activities for Animal Lovers 

Cattle Show

Cattle Show, Brecon County Show ©

Animal lovers are sure to find the muses here with Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony classes that appeal to exhibitors from all over Great Britain. This year, there are over 400 horse entries, 100 cattle entries and over 400 sheep entries! Even an exciting sheep shearing competition is offered, where local farm boys race against the clock.

Activities for Children

Kids Entertainment

Kids Entertainment, Brecon County Show ©

For those who love goats, the Brecon County Show is also hosting a Goat class, which is a favourite among children. Competitive dog shows promise to rouse the interest of any child, whether they be young in age or young at heart. Fairground rides are also located around the fair, and combined with their selection of sweets and toys, no child could be bored.

Brecon County Show ©

Adults need not be disappointed either. Besides the extensive variety of food stalls and a public bar, a day long Band Stand is sure to catch the attention of any wanderer. Additionally, the main ring of entertainment has many traditional and unique programmes, such as carriage driving from Powys Carriage Driving, James Dylan’s bike performances and a grand parade of all prize winning animals.

Young Boy At Fence

Young Boy At Fence, Brecon County Show ©

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Brecon County Fair will not disappoint. On the countryside arena, fly fishing, gun dogs, ferrets, and falconry are offered. Gardeners can look forward to a fabulous flower tent, while Cooks can find their way to the Brecon Bakeoff!

There is something for everyone, whether you be old or young. The County Fair has so much that it cannot disappoint, so be sure to mark August 3rd down in your calendar for a day of fun you will remember for the rest of the year!

For more information on the Fair’s scheduling: See here

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