Llandovery Sheep Festival 2021


Dear All

You do not need me to remind you that there is a pandemic that continues to blight future plans. Sadly, the Sheep Festival is no exception. We have decided that because of the uncertainty there will be no 2021 Sheep Festival, though we fully intend to return bigger and better than ever in 2022.

I expect some of you will ask why we have taken this step with the economy hopefully opening up in June? So here is a summary of our reasoning: -

Of course, we know that if ever there was a year that the economic benefits of a Sheep Festival would be needed it would be 2021, but we have had to take a cautious view, taking into account the difficulty of raising sponsorship from hard hit local business. There is also the likelihood of Covid reoccurrence or a new variant, especially towards the end of the year. We cannot be certain how many people will actually come to our event or indeed how many traders etc may actually book and turn up! Indeed, do we even want to attract an influx of thousands of people?

Then there is the likely issue of Covid compliance, we do not know what costs or restrictions may be in place and having struggled for volunteers recently we are not confident that we could recruit any necessary manpower.

Finally, Clee’s are likely to need the mart car park on all the dates that suit the Festival, to be clear this is not a criticism of Clee’s, who also need to manage their important business in these troubled times.

It is because of this uncertainty that we feel a Sheep festival cannot proceed. But in September this year we will re convene to start planning our 2022 event.
Stay safe & healthy
Best wishes

Chris
Llandovery Sheep Festival
 
 

Llandovery Sheep Festival
19th & 20th Sept. 2020

More than just sheep... a weekend celebration of rural crafts, food and entertainment


Wool Crafts • Artisan Food • Cookery Demos • Guest Speakers • Sheep Dog Trials • Craft Courses • Live Music • Entertainment • Dog Show • 5k & 10k Fun Run • Woolsack Race • Bucking Sheep Challenge • Model Railway Exhibition • Sheep Shearing Demo • Rare Breed Sheep

 
 

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