One of the best loved Shows in South Wales
The Llanthony Valley and District Show was first held in 1962. It is one of the only shows of its kind, still completely organized by local volunteers, with no major corporate sponsorship involved. The Show's popularity is based on local support on a strictly non-commercial basis.
The Show was originally founded following a critical television documentary about the Llanthony Valley in 1959 called "The Dying Valley". Local people banded together at the first Show Committee to prove that the Llanthony Valley was anything but dying! Its continuing success over the last four decades has proved how wrong that original judgment was.
The Llanthony Valley and District Show has one of the best sites of all local shows, deep in the Llanthony Valley near Llanthony Abbey, surrounded by the Black Mountains. It sits at the heart of a thriving farming community, and its longstanding popularity is driven by the full support of the local community.
There is something for everyone at the Llanthony Show. Take a look at our Taking Part pages to see how you can join in the fun on Show Day. The day kicks off with the horse and pony classes which continue throughout the day. Sheep must be on penned by 11am ready for judging to start. The main marquee has classes for flowers, veg, handicraft and baking, as well as childrens craft, drawing and photography. The comnpanion dog show starts at 12pm, and throughout the afternoon there are various sports for children and adults in the main ring.