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Mid Wales Autumn Fayre set to return to Royal Welsh Showground

The Royal Welsh Showground

The third Mid Wales Autumn Fayre returns to the Royal Welsh Showground at Builth Wells on October 7 and 8 with a packed programme of attractions for all the family.

The popular event, with headline sponsor Cambrian Training Company, is a celebration of Welsh artisan food and drink, arts and crafts and culinary skills.

Mid Wales Autumn Fayre also combines a large truck showcase from many of the major haulage companies across Wales, together with classic tractors, cars and motorcycles.

The organisers are keen to hear from owners of lorries, classic tractors, cars and motorcycles who would also like to participate. The best in each class voted by fayre visitors will win a meal for two at Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen, Llanidloes.

Early Bird tickets can be booked online at www.midwalesautumnfayre.co.uk for £6 for one day or £12 for the weekend. All Early Bird ticket holders will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of products from the artisan food and drink producers

Entry at the gate will be £8 and children aged 12 years and under and carers accompanied by a paying disabled adult have free entry. All dogs must be kept on leads.

The event, which has free car parking, opens at 10am on Saturday and Sunday and will remain open until late for those who wish to stay and watch Rugby World Cup matches.

Free camping may also be booked in advance by those wishing to stay for the weekend by emailing the [email protected].  Electric points will be charged at cost – £50 per connection.

Attractions include more than 40 Welsh artisan food and drink stalls, cooking demonstrations by some of Wales’ top chefs, 40 arts and crafts exhibitors, street food and artisan beers.

There will also be a Rugby World Cup Fan Zone to coincide with matches in France, a Kid’s Zone featuring Andrew Holmes Fun Fair; have a go archery with Radnor Scouts; Emma’s donkey rides and remote control cars.

Cambrian Training Company’s executive chairman Arwyn Watkins, OBE, was one of the chef demonstrators from the Culinary Association of Wales at last year’s event.

Training officers from Cambrian Training Company will be running a Careers Zone over the weekend to provide information about the range of apprenticeships available to those starting or wishing to upskill and develop their careers.

The Mid Wales Autumn Fayre supports the Welsh economy by promoting the country’s high quality artisan food and drinks companies and arts and crafts producers.

The organisers hope to attract more than 5,000 visitors, providing an autumn boost to the Mid Wales tourism and hospitality industry.

“It’s going to be a great weekend for Welsh food and drink, arts and crafts and everyone interested in lorries and classic tractors, cars and motorcycles,” said Andrew Powell, one of the organisers.

Arwyn Watkins, OBE, Cambrian Training Company’s executive chairman, said: “We see the Mid Wales Autumn Fayre as a market place for food, crafts and skills and an opportunity for a fun family day out.

“The event also creates an ideal environment for parents to have a conversation with their children about career opportunities, especially within the food and drink and hospitality sectors within Wales.”