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Bringing all the fun and excitement of field sports to Malvern’s Three Counties Showground, the first ever Great Shires Game Fair promises a weekend celebration for the whole family.
Featuring everything from delicious game cookery and gundog displays, to fly fishing demonstrations and clay shooting competitions, visitors of all ages can look forward to a wide range of activities on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2018.
SoGlos has rounded up its event highlights below, with full details and tickets available by visiting greatshiresgamefair.co.uk directly.
Not only are visitors invited to take their dogs along to the event, but there will be a host of activities and displays to take part in, and to learn something new.
Highlights will be a number of Gundog Scurries with The British Association for Shooting & Conservation; as well as Gundog Training Demonstrations with Gamegoer; and Terrier and Lurcher Shows with the Coursing Crew.
The Family Dog Show is sure to delight visitors old and young, and an array of companies selling items such as dog food, dog beds and gundog accessories offers the chance to peruse some quality goods.
There will be an Indoor Arena in the Wye Hall, where visitors can look forward to a range of masterclasses from top experts, comprising everything from falconry and a gundog parade to fly casting and ferreting.
A sure highlight will be the Ferret Racing, promising plenty of entertainment from the Avon Valley Ferrets who will also have a static display area where the team will be offering advice and information.
Meanwhile outdoors there will be a variety of exciting displays from experts in their field; encompassing gun dog training, wildfowling, terriers and lurchers and falconry, there will be plenty to see during the weekend.
World and European casting champion Hywel Morgan will be demonstrating step-by-step casting in the Outdoor Arena, sharing his expertise to help individuals improve their casting and thus their fishing, including tricks such as single and double handed rods.
Foodies can enjoy a trip to the Game Cookery Theatre, which will host a series of tantalising demonstrations, showcasing how simple it can be to cook with game and prepare the meat.
Featuring a selection of top class chefs and butchers, visitors can discover some delicious dishes and learn easy recipes that they can recreate at home.
There are plenty of activities to take part in at the Great Shires Game Fair, which promise to keep the whole family entertained throughout their visit.
Take aim and fire during a clay shooting session with Bristol Clay Shooting; join the National Target Sports Association for some target shooting; and have a go with air rifles and archery.
There will also be a dedicated Children's Entertainment Area for younger visitors; a skittles challenge; bush craft; and the opportunity to try fly tying in the Wye Hall.
Meanwhile to conjure a glimpse into the history of farming, the show will feature restored vintage tractors and engines which offer the chance to step back in time during what’s sure to be an enjoyable experience.
For creative types, the fair will celebrate countryside traditions with a number of crafts, including stick makers, leatherwork demonstrations; whittling, and much more.
There’s plenty of chance to shop until you drop at the Retail Village in the Wye and Avon Halls where there will be more than 300 companies showcasing their goods.
Browse everything from clothing, decoy and stalking equipment to an impressive fishing area complete with stands offering equipment, clothing and expert advice.
The show will have a great selection of gun companies in attendance, in addition to stalls selling game feed and plenty of unique countryside gifts to peruse.
What’s more visitors won’t be going hungry or thirsty thanks to a tempting selection of food and drink to purchase during the fair.
For more information and to buy tickets visit greatshiresgamefair.co.uk directly.
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