The 5th annual Llandovery Sheep Festival is set to be another huge weekend this year with the community coming together to bring you activities, events, talks and music in support of the Love Llandovery campaign that started in 2010.
The old Drovers’ market town still boasts a thriving livestock mart, which sees a lot of people heading to the town regularly and even more so during the festival!
The Llandovery Sheep Festival is an initiative that was originally developed by Llandovery & District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s Collabor8 project.
This Saturday (26th) & Sunday (27th) there’ll be activities for the kids, live performers, demonstrations, masterclasses, food (of course) as well as races and competitions for everyone to enjoy! Get ready for a long weekend the festival in on from 10am till dusk.
There are two permanent venues at Market Square and Castle Field as well as other exciting events at locations around Llandovery.
Here’s a quick break down of some exciting events for the weekend!
Saturday 26th of September
11am – Sheep shearing demonstration
10:30 am – Baby Dragons Walkabout
12pm – The Blue Bell and Greyhound Bar opens!
1:30pm – Cooking Masterclass at the Bowling Pavilion with Jules James from Black Mountains Gold
2:45pm – Dr Grimoire’s Spooky Tour, Dastardly Discoveries, is a weird and horrible history of Llandovery. Meet at Llandovery Tourist Information Centre!
Sunday 27th of September
11:30am – Children’s costume parade
4:45pm – Fiddlebox will be playing a last set of smooth tunes
11:45am – Wool Sack Race! Teams need to report to Race Control
2pm – Dragons of Alchemy Procession
10:30am – UK National rare coloured breeds auction at the Mart
2pm – Llandovery Youth Theatre performing the famous pastoral scene; the sheep shearing celebration from ‘A Winter’s Tale’ at the Llandovery Theatre
For a full roster of what’s happening this weekend make sure you visit the festival website!
Where to eat
West End Cafe
A family run authentic Welsh cafe located on the main street of Llandovery!
The Castle Hotel
The recently renovated The Castle Hotel is a small family run business ready to serve you up some traditional food!
With a full weekend of activities ahead, take a look at the website for all of the accommodation options in the Llandovery area for this year’s festival!
Make sure your in LLandovery this weekend for what is sure to be a baarilliant weekend of sheep!