The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society have again teamed up with Business News Wales to create an online platform with the support of HSBC UK to showcase this year’s virtual Royal Welsh Winter Fair!
While Coronavirus restrictions have stopped the 2020 event from taking place on the showground, the Society are yet again eager to celebrate the agricultural industry and its importance in food production, and create an elaborate Christmas Market that will ensure the perfect gift can be sought out for Christmas.
The online Christmas Market will include a directory of all last year’s trade stands for members and the general public to shop online from their favourite stalls and discover the unique gifts usually on offer at the Winter Fair. The usual two-day event will become an online shopping experience like no other, with stalls opening for a 6 week period, from the beginning of November to ensure that gifts purchased will arrive in time for Christmas.
Not only will the virtual Winter Fair offer a platform for tradestands to engage with the Society’s numerous year on year visitors it will provide another opportunity to display the agricultural industry and educate the general public about agriculture, Welsh produce and the environment. By offering a Christmas Market online we will be encouraging our Royal Welsh community to shop local and support local business’ through buying produce that has been made and created in Wales and across the UK.
Steve Hughson, Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society added, ‘Whilst virtual events and meetings can never replace the feeling of being at a live event, we are committed to doing everything to keep our events alive and support our many exhibitors, traders and wider supporters. The success of the virtual Royal Welsh Show demonstrated what can be achieved and I am sure that the visitors to our virtual Winter Fair will be able to get a taste of our unique Christmas atmosphere and but those locally produced gifts and produce that you can’t always find on the high street.’ We hope to be able to welcome you back to the showground as soon as restrictions allow.’
We very much hope that you will join us in the build-up to Christmas 2020.
Clwyd 2020 will be selling merchandise at the Christmas Market.