The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) has announced its return to The Game Fair this year. The 59th Game Fair, taking place Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire is set to be the best yet. The 2016 event, which took place in the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall was heralded a success amongst enthusiasts and the industry, and was blessed with great weather throughout.
The NGO’s Development Officer Tim Weston commented: “The main reason the NGO is returning is because The Game Fair is not the same old tired event – it is a completely refreshed show. After meeting with The Game Fair team several times I was impressed by their energy and creativity. They are full of innovation and new ideas. We are genuinely looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s show.”
The new NGO Pavilion will be centrally located, surrounded by gamekeeping-related exhibitors. The NGO’s stand will be located on Gamekeepers’ Row and will act as a hub for the gamekeeping community, offering free refreshments to visitors. The NGO team are also keen to use this opportunity to showcase the new alternatives to fenn traps, before a ban comes into effect.
The Game Fair’s Managing Director James Gower added: “We are delighted to welcome the return of the NGO after a two-year absence. They play a central role in bringing together gamekeepers from all over the country – in particular connecting amateur keepers with professionals for advice.”