The Royal Welsh Show

The Royal Welsh Show in July is the biggest agricultural show in Europe. It is organised by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, and takes place in July of each year, at Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells in mid-Wales. The show lasts for four days and attracts more than 200,000 visitors annually, making it one of Wales's major tourist attractions. Events include: * Judging of cattle, sheep, horses, goats and various other domestic animals * Sheep dog trials * Sheep shearing competitions * Riding competitions * Driving displays * Falconry * Games and sports * Craft show * Live music Given its "Royal" status it is not unusual for a senior member of the Royal family to attend at the Show. A familiar sight is HRH the Prince of Wales who is acknowledged to be a keen supporter of the farming community. Indeed following his outspoken support during the 2001 foot and mouth crisis, many farmers regard him as an influential figure. One farming union, the FUW, nominated him for his outstanding contribution to agriculture in 2003 which was announced at the show.