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Agriculture and Village Shows

Ceredigion probably has more shows per head of population than any other area, each community coming together to celebrate, compete and have fun. Each show has its own character, and there are a wide range of classes from cookery, craft and flower arranging to carriage driving, stallions and riding ponies.

Shows this Summer

This is Welsh pony and cob country, with equine competitons among the best in the country. Look out for native breeds of sheep and cattle too, such as our local Llanwenog sheep, and the distinctive Welsh Black cattle and Welsh pigs.

Below are dates for 2020. Each show is usually held on a particular day rather than a fixed date - eg first Saturday of a month, and the sequence is usually in the same order. See links to check details and competition schedules.




Show and links

 18  Saturday  Llanllyr Lampeter Stallion Show is the place to come to choose your stallion or mare if you're a breeder worth your salt.
 25  Saturday  Cardigan Barley Saturday - colourful parade through the streets of Cardigan celebrating the tradition of the hiring fair. Today the focus is on the stallions, but the parade also has tractors, vintage cars and other vehicles.  Judging in the morning followed by parade in the afternoon.  
6 Saturday Aberystwyth Aberystwyth County Show. First major agricultural show of the season. Horses, livestock, sheep, machinery, displays.
04 Saturday Lampeter Large show with horses and other livestock including goats. Vintage and carriage display. Rugby 7-a-side.
11 Saturday Penrhiwpal Tivyside Show: cattle, horses, sheep and pigs
01​ Saturday Cardigan Cardigan County Show: Major show with horses, livestock, poultry, sheepdog challenge, parades and entertainment.
01 Saturday Capel Bangor Horse and pony classes including shire horses and driving classes, livestock,dogs, produce and vintage

Wednesday Llanddewi Brefi Village show
11 Saturday Llanilar Horse and pony classes, including fancy dress and showjumping. Livestock, dogs and vintage.
   ​Sunday  Aberaeron Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs is one of the summer season highlights.  See the best of the area's horses on display, and enjoy thrilling entertainment with international horseback acts.  

Wednesday Tregaron Village show -horses, cattle, sheep, dogs, produce

Saturday Pontrhydfendigaid Village show-horses, sheep, dogs, vintage​

Saturday Llanwnen Local Gorsgoch district and YFC show.

Saturday Talybont Sheep, goats, poultry, cattle, horse and pony classes, and large craft and produce tent​
26 Wednesday Llangeitho Village show with horse and pony classes. 
 05  Saturday  Llandysul Last show of the season.