LLANDOVERY Sheep Festival will return for 2024 after the dates have been revealed.

The festival will be held on September 14 and 15 in the town to celebrate the history of old drovers trails, sheep farming and the wool industry as well as rural crafts, food and entertainment.

The dates come after this year’s successful weekend. Rachel Everett, chairwoman of Llandovery Sheep Festival, 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.”

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The sheep festival began in 2010 and has been wholeheartedly embraced by the people of Llandovery and has gone from strength to strength each year. It is a chance for the agricultural community to get together and to showcase the best local produce, goods and services to all.

Planning for 2024 has already begun, with plans to get the younger people involved more in the run up to the event as well as fundraising events and possibly a sheep themed horticulture competition.

Rachel said: “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.”