The Royal Welsh Winter Fair is the latest agricyltural event to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is the last major event in the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s calendar and was to be held on the Royal Welsh Showground on November 30 and December 1.

The decision follows the cancellation of the 2020 Smallholding and Countryside Festival and Royal Welsh Show and will have a significant impact on the society and all stakeholders.

Despite some optimism around the ongoing relexing of restrictions, the trustees came to the conclusion that the event could not operate safely within the law covering social distancing and guidance affecting mass gatherings.

There are no plans to allow large gatherings or reduce the two-meter rule in Wales in the near future.

RWAS chief executive Steve Hughson said: “Everyone at the society is deeply disappointed that all of our major events have been cancelled this year.

"However we take our responsibilities as an event organiser very seriously and must play our part in fighting this pandemic.

"The society would like to thank our members, traders, exhibitors, competitors, sponsors and all stakeholders for their understanding and patience during this period of uncertainty.

"We will keep you fully informed regarding any further developments in what is an unprecedented situation.

"We are all working hard to ensure that the society and its events come through this crisis and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our showground when it is safe to do so.”