Llanbister Show, the first of the local season, is coming up on Monday, May 27 with all the traditional activities, fresh attractions and the return of some of last year’s popular innovations.

Wye Valley Axemen and Wye Valley Falconry are welcomed for the first time and there will be sideshows and entertainment, including music and a wide variety of community and craft stalls.

A bar and ice cream van will also be on site and refreshments will be provided in the tea tent by Cantal YFC.

Sections include Adults and Children's Crafts, Cookery, Produce, over-16s Art and Photography competitions, Horse Show, Jumping, Dog and Sheep Shows, Raffle, ‘Fur and Feather’ Small Animal and Bird Show (subject to prevailing avian flu regulations), Children's Athletics, Carriage Driving display, a Vintage, Custom and Agricultural Vehicle and Machinery event, and the Pig Show. 

Organisers are keen to draw visitor’s attention to new regulations from this April which require all organisations, including even small shows, to sort and recycle all waste, so urge everyone to help by separating theirs using the marked containers provided.

The build up to the Show will see a primary children’s ‘Prince and Princess of Llanbister’ disco on Friday, May 17,, and a Car Treasure Hunt on Sunday, May 26, followed in the evening by Speed Shearing with a barbecue and bar at Llanbister Community Hall.

Entries are welcome from all around the area and most will be accepted on the day, except the Pig Show (under the auspices of the Wales and Border Counties Pig Breeders Association) and Carriage Driving, which must be booked in advance.

It is also worth noting that Fur and Feather entries are accepted on the day but poultry cage bookings must be notified in advance. 

The printed programme for Llanbister Show is now available in various shops and public places out and about.

Some section details and competition rules can be viewed on the Llanbister Show Facebook page or on request to [email protected], by Facebook messenger or phone the Secretary 07598 101713 (leave message).