This year’s Llanfyllin Show is going ahead as a virtual event because of Covid-19 restrictions.

The show, scheduled for August 8, was cancelled by the committee, given the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and restrictions on mass gatherings.

But show secretary Sian Lewis says the logical choice is to take it online.

“We didn’t want anyone to miss out on the hard work and talent that gets displayed in our show every year," she said.

“We will be launching the virtual competition early next week which will allow participants to take a picture or video of their entry and send it to be judged. The winners will be announced on August 8.

“We’re hoping to run a few competitions from each section with a variety of judges judging them. It’s nothing too serious, just a bit of fun to keep the show going in such a difficult year for everyone.”

The virtual competitions will be in the following sections: sheep, horse, cookery, craft, photography, horticulture, children’s horticulture, dog, garden and fun. A list of the competitions will be published on the show website at and while entries will be submitted to

Chairman Dyfrig Jones added: “The health and wellbeing of our visitors and everyone else involved with the show is of paramount importance.”

He added: “We could not take a risk and sanction expenditure on schedules and other things when we did not know if the show would be allowed to carry on in August.

“At least we will still have a virtual show for our competitors to enter, which should generate a lot of interest. We all look forward to the physical show returning in 2021 when, hopefully, we will be clear of the virus.”