Once again the 2016 Llangynidr Agricultural Show was a huge success, thanks to everyone involved. In this our 10th year, we had a fantastic turnout of around 5,000 visitors, a strong showing in sheep and cattle classes, including in the new breed classes introduced this year, and in the various horse and dog classes, not forgetting the childrens' competitions, other agricultural classes, stick making and the vintage vehicles.
The main ring entertainments went down well, and despite the torrential rain showers in the afternoon, kept the audience gripped. A brilliant array of stalls in the Farmers' Market were busy all day, as were the many food, drink and trade stands around the showground. The demonstration tent also had a busy day, ranging from cookery and butchery, through beekeeping to comedy and storytelling.
Abergavenny Borough Band kept the crowds entertained from a marquee in the playing fields, while those around the main ring watched horses, dogs, falcons, fishermen and axemen. Meanwhile the garden and craft show (now in its 73rd year!) packed out the village hall and the grand draw was as popular as ever.
A special thank you to Mrs Linda Games and Mr John Games who opened the show for us in a fitting tribute to the community of Llangynidr.
Well done to all those who won prizes (see the results page and the garden and craft show page), and thank you to everyone who attended, especially those who stayed throughout the afternoon's showers. We look forward to seeing you all again next year, August 27th 2017.
Fluffy the Sheep Dragon
A highlight of this year's show, of which we are especially proud, was Fluffy the Sheep Dragon. Belonging to Kate Phillips on the organising committee, Fluffy was led around the showground throughout the day and raised
£550 for Cancer Research Wales,Crickhowell Branch.
Well done Fluffy and all her helpers!
Photos by our show photographer, Paul Thomson