Llanfechain is a small village of about 600 people in the Cain valley, situated between Llansantffraid ym Mechain and Llanfyllin, and is approximately 10 miles from both Oswestry and Welshpool. For a map of where it is Click Here or set your SatNav to SY22 6UH.
Each year, on August Bank Holiday Monday, it hosts its own Village Show. The Show in 2016 was the 50th Show. This popular event, which provides live music all day and entertainment for all the family, is well supported by local exhibitors, and attracts visitors, including many tourists and holidaymakers, from a wide geographical area.
This year’s show was held on Monday August 29th on the playing field and in the Village Hall. The Marquees and field was open from 8.00am to enable competitors and exhibitors to bring their items for display, and to allow trade and charity stalls to be set up.
All competitive displays must be in place by 11.00am when those Marquee areas are closed for judging, re-opening at 2.00pm. As before there was an additional marquee for the display, demonstration and sales of Art and Craft. Non-competitive marquee areas and the showground opened at 11.00am along with the stalls, sideshows and other attractions, accompanied of course by live music which this year featured the Pigsfoot String Band, Click Here to see and hear this great Welsh band, plus other entertainment and refreshments all day. The Companion Dog show commenced at 12 noon, the children’s fancy dress at 1.45pm. Presentation of cups and trophies for Children’s Classes took place at 4.15pm and for all others at 4.30pm.
Supported by Llanfechain Community Council
The Big Friendly Giant, pictured left, was part of the Jack the Jester entourage who entertained the crowds all day long. The BFG is seen dancing to the Pig’sfoot String Band who were a big hit with the audience.
A list of prizewinners at the 50th Anniversary Show can be seen by clicking here and the Photo Gallery shows more details from the Show