Llandovery Sheep Festival 2016 – Adventures in fun, food & wool
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2016
Celebrating all things sheep, in the ancient drover’s town of Llandovery. Wool Crafts, Food, Sheep Racing, Sheep Dog Trials, Music, Entertainment, Cookery demonstrations, something for everybody to enjoy…
Llandovery Sheep Festival celebrates droving, sheep farming & the wool industry. All weekend the town of Llandovery will be celebrating its farming routes and connection to the drovers trails of old. Highlights of the weekend will include the sheep dog trials, sheep shearing demonstrations. There will be competitions and music.
Location: Llandovery Market Square and Castle Fields.
View our guide to the town of Llandovery here
The agricultural show, known as The Sennybridge Show, run by the Devynock Agricultural Society is a one day event and is held on the first Saturday in September each year.Horse, sheep and cattle classes are held during the day, including an expanding dog show.
Craft, Domestic and Horticulture tents together with Trade stands, Members tent and Bar surround the ring giving the show an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Show attractions including bands, various displays competitions and an evening BBQ combine to make our show well worth a visit and a good day out.
Other Festivals on in September…
- Wales Valleys Walking Festival
The 12th Annual Wales Valleys Walking Festival is taking place from 3rd – 18th September 2016. The festival provides walks for everyone right across the South Wales Valleys. Catering for all abilities, from challenging all day treks, to easier strolls and special interest walks.
– 6th September – Blaenavon – Industrial Town to Nature Reserve – Easy
– 7th September – Moorland, Manufacturing and Mining – Moderate to Strenuous
– 15th September – Industrial Pathways – Llanfoist to Govilon Circular Walk – Easy to Strenuous – The strenuous section is optional.
- Why not check out one the country’s top food festivals this year. Abergavenny Food Festival. The event has been called ‘The Glastonbury of Food Festivals’ (Observer) and is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere and Welsh hospitality.
The extensive markets spill into the streets and lanes, offering a huge variety of produce – from pepper plants to Welsh pancakes – featuring the best producers from Wales, the Marches, and much further afield. Enjoy sensory extremes and subtle contrasts – an explosion of chilli, a long cool beer. A real feast for the senses.
There’s lots on offer too for families with young children in the grounds of the ancient Castle, including a Food Academy with hands-on workshops, plus story-telling, comedy and live music.
In addition to the main markets there are individually ticketed Masterclasses, Tutored Tastings and Talks showcasing some of the most skilled, passionate and knowledgeable practitioners in the country alongside local and regional talent.
For the full ingredients visit www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com.