This weekend the Brecon Beacons will be celebrating with the population that dramatically outnumbers humans in the area! The biggest Sheep Festival in the UK will be kicking off on Friday. But it’s not just about our wooly friends from the hills as there’s plenty of other things going on as well. So if you have no plans for the weekend how about stopping by Llandovery for a very Welsh celebration!
Here’s our top 10 reasons why we think you should head to the Llandovery Sheep Festival this weekend…
1. Organised Kaos Youth Circus
Roll up roll up as this circus training school are sure to put on a fantastic show with daring fire tricks and gymnastics from their highly skilled group of performers.
This wonderful folk duo create a distinctive sound by merging rock with classical and folk styles with soothing b-lingual tunes. They have played all over Wales counting over one hundred concerts including the Wales Millenium Centre – so don’t miss out!
3. Sheep Dog Trials
This competitive dog sport is an agricultural tradition; stand in awe as these incredibly intelligent creatures move sheep around a field as directed by their handlers. They are still cute though!
4. Summer Singers
The Summer Singers choir show such passion for their a cappella music and at the festival they will once again be impressing the crowds with those booming Welsh voices
5. Ruth Bidgood
Ruth Bidgood is somewhat of a national treasure, for her award-winning poetry and contribution to Welsh literature, and she will be leading the literary event at this year’s festival.
6. The Castle Hotel
The Castle Hotel is owned by chefs so the food is naturally outstanding – seasonal, fresh, hearty and tasty. The chefs make the most of the local produce; delicious fresh fish and shellfish or local game at its best during the colder months, but don’t just take our word for it…
And here is what we’re looking forward to browsing through the many stalls…
7. Myddfai Trading Company
Their innovative, environmentally friendly and original products provide work experience for adults with learning difficulties so take your pick from their gorgeous spa range or locally sourced herbal teas and know you’re helping a wonderful cause.
Using felt and delicate silk Fabazaar make artisan accessories including scarves, purses and jewellery, or carefully lacquered wooden boxes, figurines and masks. Perfect for those looking for something unique for Christmas (if you’re that organised)
9. Candy Fleece
This award-winning Candy Fleece is a spun using only natural sugars and colourings that melts in the mouth beautifully, so go on and treat yourself.
10. Mill Cottage Soap
Using the age-old tradition to make the soaps out of natural oils and botanicals, each soap is handmade with care to produce unique bars that are individually wrapped and decorated to delicate perfection. http://www.millcottagesoap.co.uk