One of world’s largest eagle species set to fly high at The Game Fair

Expert falconer Ben Potter will be bringing one of the largest eagle species in the world to fly over the crowds at The Game Fair’s dedicated Falconry Arenaafter being announced as one of this year’s big headliners.

He will be bringing his Steller’s sea eagles, Camillaand Rupert, to perform a demonstration at the heart of the Falconry Village when the festival of the great British countryside returns to the magnificent Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July.

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Shouldn’t vegetarians actually be hunting, asks host of the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre

Why vegetarians should be hunting is among the questions being addressed in a fascinating schedule of lively discussions, TVstyle chat shows and political debates on the hot countryside topics of the day lined up for the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre this summer.

Supported for the third consecutive year by property partnership Carter Jonas, the theatre will be buzzing from dawn to dusk when The Game Fair returns for the second time to the magnificent setting of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from 26 to 28 July.

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Ferreting experience day worth £350 up for grabs at The Game Fair

A ferreting experience day for two worth £350 will be up for grabs in a fantastic new competition at The Game Fair’s popular Pugs & Drummers stand this year.

Simon Whitehead, an author, professional rabbit controller, filmmaker, and journalist will be running the Pugs & Drummers stand for the 11thconsecutive time at The Game Fair, being held this year at the magnificent Hatfield House in Hertfordshire from Friday 26 July to Sunday 28 July.

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Rigby is set to host the CIC UK Trophy Evaluation Board on their largest ever stand at The Game Fair

London gunmaker John Rigby & Co. has confirmed their attendance at The Game Fair at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July. This year Rigby has booked their largest ever booth, as well as hosting The International Council for Game & Wildlife Conservation (CIC) UK Trophy Evaluation Board (TEB).

Visitors to their booth on Gunmakers’ Row will be treated to an array of Rigby rifles, including their iconic Rising Bite double rifles, fully bespoke London Bests, the award-winning range of Big Game and Highland Stalker bolt-action rifles, as well as a large selection of accessories for every adventure.

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The Game Fair Garden sponsored by Charles Stanley, created by Capel Manor

Charles Stanley announced as the official sponsor of this ambitious garden project

The Game Fair is delighted to announce that Charles Stanley, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, is the official sponsor of the new Game Fair Gardens, taking place from 26thto 28thJuly at the historic Hatfield House.

Debuting at The Game Fair, Europe’s largest countryside festival, will be the installation of show gardens never seen on such a scale, covering over an acre of the vast site – brought to life by leading educational  institution Capel Manor College, of which Lady Salisbury of Hatfield House is Patron.

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James Martin to cook exclusively for The Game Fair VIP Package holders

James Martin, one of the nation’s favourite chefs will be adding culinary flair to The Game Fair VIP experience when the three-day festival of the great British countryside returns to Hatfield House from 26-28 July.

Over the past 21 years James Martin has presented some of the most popular cooking shows on TV and published 18 best selling books.

Passionate about food and sourcing the very best ingredients, James can be found behind the stoves at James Martin Manchester and The Kitchen at the acclaimed Chewton Glen, and again this year he will also be cooking up a storm at The Game Fair, exclusively for VIP package holders.

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Britain still open for business, says The Game Fair managing director

The managing director of Europe’s largest annual countryside festival has issued a timely reminder to industry leaders in the outdoors sector that Britain remains open for business, despite the uncertainty of Brexit.

Speaking in Nuremburg, Germany at IWA Outdoor Classics, the annual trade fair for hunting, shooting sports, outdoor and security equipment, The Game Fair managing director James Gower encouraged European industry partners to continue to support UK events including Britain’s premier countryside festival, which takes place this summer from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July.  

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The Game Fair selects GWCT as its nominated charity

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has been chosen by The Game Fair as its official charity for 2019.

A regular exhibitor at The Game Fair, the independent wildlife conservation charity has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. Its research is used to provide training and advice on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside.

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5 MINUTES WITH… TOM ADAMS MANAGING DIRECTOR AT BRITISH GAME ALLIANCE

The Game Fair has its roots and heritage firmly front and centre of the food chain, emerging 61 years ago from a scientific conference studying game bird populations and best practice in rearing and managing the countryside for food production. Today it is no wonder that The Kitchen Theatre is one of the most popular attractions. Once again, The Kitchen Theatre is partnered with BASC Taste of Game to bring you an astonishing line-up of chefs, ideas and recipes along with expert advice, techniques and stories that will inspire you.

BASC has announced this week that it has provided a substantial support package to the British Game Alliance (BGA) to build on the existing relationship between the organisations.

The package includes financial backing, access to BASC staff expertise and a BASC council member to sit on the BGA board.

We spend five minutes with Tom Adams to understand more about British Game Alliance.

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5 minutes with Andrew Ambrose, John Rigby & Co Gunmakers

Q: How long have you exhibited at The Game Fair for?

A: We have been attending the Game Fair regularly since it started in 1958.

Q: What has changed since your first show with us? 

A: The show has continually grown in stature and developed without losing its main focus of being a country sports event. We have witnessed an increasingly broad range of clientele, which fits perfectly with ourselves, given that we are always looking to attract new clients.     

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