Hailed a roaring success again, The Game Fair underlines its status as one of UK’s premier long-standing events

The 61st edition of The Game Fair, Europe’s biggest annual countryside festival, underlined its status as one of the premier long-standing events in the UK calendar as it came to a close at Hatfield House on Sunday, with visitors, exhibitors and sponsors hailing the event as another big success despite the challenging weather.

Amid changeable conditions, which ranged from temperatures as high as 38.1°C to hail storms and torrential rain, 114,203 visitors came through the gates over three days, confirming the strength and relevance of the event and the passion of visiting communities.

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Five minutes with Urban Wool

The Game Fair: Tell us about how you became interested in producing wool bedding products?

Urban Wool: We love all things natural so the choice to get involved with wool bedding was easy. However, the question of ‘how can we improve on what is already out there’ was our catalyst to actually do something truly different. We wanted a lovely, soft, natural product that had been treated with care and attention to ensure that our items would be labelled as luxurious rather than farm-like.

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Fashion prize worth more than £600 on offer for Best Dressed Lady at The Game Fair 2019

An amazing prize worth more than £600 is on offer for the winner of the Best Dressed Lady competition, on the opening day of The Game Fair 2019.

Sponsored for the fifth year running by British clothing brand Welligogs, a family-owned company renowned for blending style with performance and elegance, the fun competition is being held at Hatfield House on Friday 26 July and involves scouts touring the showground to select and persuade ladies dressed with flair and style to put themselves forward.

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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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