Pembrokeshire County Show, the largest county agricultural show in Wales, will return this summer after two years of adapted events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2020, the event was held virtually and last year, in 2021, a scaled-down version of the event was open to animals and members only.

This year the event will return to its full-scale roots on August 17 and 18, in Haverfordwest.

“We are very excited about the prospect of seeing our wonderful members, competitors, trade stands, sponsors and community coming together once again this August," said Mansel Raymond, Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society President.

"Whether you're a Pembrokeshire local or just visiting we're sure you'll have a fantastic day out.”

There will be some changes to the layout of this year's show, in order to make it a better experience for everyone said the society.

There will be several smaller rings, as was the case in 2021, and all marquees and trade stands will be removed from the immediate ringside. This year the event will also have an open air 'street food' area.

Student bursary award

The £1,000 student bursary award, open for applications before the closing date of July 1, will be awarded on the day.

The bursary is open to all qualifying students studying agriculture, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, food technology, forestry or other subjects clearly allied to agriculture.

It is tax free and will be awarded to the student who, in the opinion of a panel of judges, has submitted the best dissertation on how the bursary will assist them to complete their course of study.

The last winner of the award was 21-year-old Gracie Morris, of St. Davids. A former pupil of Ysgol Croesgoch and Ysgol Dewi Sant, Gracie was in her fourth and final year at Harper Adams University studying BSc agriculture with crop management at the time of winning the award.

Morris said:

“It was an honour and a privilege to have been awarded the Pembrokeshire County Show student bursary award in 2019.

"The bursary enabled me to undertake research towards my final year dissertation on biofumigation to control Rhizoctonia solani in potatoes.”