Organisers of the Llandovery Sheep Festival have said that next year’s will be “bigger and better” than the 2023 event.

The festival will take place on September 14 and 15, 2024, at the Market Square in Llandovery town centre.

The festival celebrates rural crafts, food and entertainment, as well old drovers’ trails, sheep farming and the wool industry.

Chair of the Llandovery Sheep Festival, Rachel Everett, said: “Thank you to all the exhibitors who demonstrated the superb range of quality crafts and food producers in Carmarthenshire.

“To all the magnificent performers who battled the unfriendly weather to keep us entertained and upbeat. To all the valiant volunteers who dedicated hours, days and weeks to make sure the festival ran without a hitch.

“Lastly, but most importantly, my thanks go to all the visitors who came along and made the event one that we all enjoyed taking part in. We hope to see you all again next year.”

Llandovery Sheep Festival

The Llandovery Sheep Festival was first held in 2010 and organisers said it has continued to be an important event to the agricultural community in Llandovery since.

The event aims to bring the community together as well as showcase the best of local produce, goods and services.

Planning has begun for the 2024 event, with the organising committee eager to get more younger people involved in the run up to event.

Fundraising events are being organised as well as a sheep-themed horticulture competition.

“The concept behind this community led festival is to showcase the best of Llandovery, to share its cultural identity and historical past through the promotion of the wool industry and the local farming economy,” Everett said.