With the show established in 1889 in Dantwyn, Pontardulais and celebrating its centenary show in 2003, Pontardulais Show remains one of the most prestigious one day agricultural shows in South Wales.
Held annually on August Bank Holiday Monday, (last Monday in the month), situated on Pentre Road, Pontardulais (SA4 8DQ), the whole ethos of the show remains that it is run ‘for the betterment of agriculture’. Cattle, sheep, pigs, horses and dogs are the livestock features of the day with horticultural and vintage sections maintaining their popularity.
2013 saw the introduction of a poultry show and a fun dog show with ‘enter on the day’ classes – the whole aim being for fun. New for 2014 was the addition of a veteran horse or pony section. This year sees a change to the schedule to keep up with changes in competitor needs. There will be no show jumping at the show this year. It is being replaced after many years with a Gymkhana section – fast and furious races for riders and ponies. This includes leading rein, junior and senior sections.
Traders sell everything from a toothbrush to a tractor on the field and entertainment, both in the main ring and around the showground, changes to meet public demands. The craft tent plays host to a wide range of styles of product from cakes to cards and will be full to bursting again this year.
Entertainment throughout the day is the aim with new and changing programme of events annually.
With an established committee of locals and those from further afield, the show hosts a wide range of classes tailored to meet the changing needs and requests of exhibitors who come from Wales and beyond.
For any further details, whether regarding trade stands, sponsorship or just general information, please contact the General Secretary.