SPONSORED: Celebrate the countryside with the West of England Game Fair

We are really excited about this years’ West of England Game Fair, taking place at the Bath & West Showground on Saturday 21st & 22nd March, as it will be celebrating 25 years of championing field sports.

Here are some great reasons to attend the show:

Amazing Countryside arena displays

Two arenas (one indoor and one outdoor) will feature a wide range of displays from top experts including fly casting; wildfowling; gun dog training with Duchy Working Dog Club and Languedoc Gundogs; ferreting – Be inspired and entertained.

Come and have-a-go and enjoy some new experiences

A great selection of have-a-go activities and demonstrations including – Archery; longbows; clay shooting with Bristol Clay Shoot; axe throwing; fly casting & fly tying; net making; BASC gundog scurries; air rifles; NTSA Rifle Range; Terrier & Lurcher Shows; the Family Dog show; copper works; blacksmithing; Iron age cooking; BASC Shotgun Coaching and a horn blowing competition on the Sunday of the show! 

Pario Gallico Iron-age cooking and Big Beynons Blacksmithing will have informative displays, together with stone carving and the Freestyle Coppersmith

NEW Ladies in Field Sports Area

This new area has a brilliant selection of associations with advice and information on how ladies can enjoy a variety of field sports: England ladies Fly Fishing; Ladies Working Dog Group and Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club.

Nothing but the best for your dogs

Has your dog got what it takes? If it has, try the gundogs scurries with BASC – four scurries will be available (BASC Scurry League, sponsored by Skinners Field & Trial), together with two tests with M&M Gundogs (one test for Labradors and one for Spaniels).

There will also be Gundog training demonstrations with Duchy Gundog Group and the Ladies Working Dog Group. In addition, the popular Coursing Crew will return with the Terrier & Lurcher Shows; Family Dog Show; Terrier and Lurcher racing and whippet racing. 

Check out the shopping village with a selection of gundog equipment and accessories, dog food and more. A dog crèche with Samsalin is also available.

Fantastic shopping and advice areas

Countryside shopping under cover – Over 300 companies in five halls; top brand names, quality products and services, shooting and fishing equipment, clothing, gundog accessories, smallholders equipment…

Get up-to-date advice from a variety of countryside associations including British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC); Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust; National Gamekeepers Association (NGO) and Pass it on Young Sports

The Sedgemoor Hall will host the West of England Game Fairs’ fishing area with organisations offering advice, a wide selection of rods and fishing accessories, flies, fly tying demonstrations and have-a-go, fly casting competitions in the fishing arena with Pass it on Young Sports; clothing, book.

Tempt your taste buds in the food hall

Come and spend the day and enjoy some great food and drink: Game burgers, sausages and pies and so much more in the Westcountry Food hall (Mendip building); outside catering – traditional and exotic, plus an indoor restaurant. The Game Cookery Theatre will host some great game chefs with mouth-watering, easy to follow recipes plus an informative butchery display.

Get Social!

This is a great social event – meet up with friends and family at the ultimate countryside experience. 

A selection of great music to shop by…The Mangledwurzels (a three-piece Scrumpy & Western band based in Somerset) and The Arquebus Trio (who perform a mixture of traditional folk songs and tunes as well as self-written songs performed in an upbeat contemporary style) will join us this year

The West of England Game Fair is a value for money event – entertainment, education, advice, free to enter competitions and show offers. Be part of the West of England Game Fair social scene.

Fantastic savings on advanced tickets and free parking: group discounts available in advance – buy any 6 tickets and get an adult ticket free. There are also savings if you wish to attend on both days. 

Brilliant ideas for Mothers’ day!

For further information and to book tickets and save £££’s visit www.westofenglandgamefair.co.uk

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