The Princess Royal presented the BASC Prince Philip Distinguished Service Awards to Jonathan Young and Collin Teago at the Game Fair today.
10 things not to miss at The Game Fair
Following a year’s hiatus due to the pandemic, The Game Fair returns to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire from 23-25 July.
BASC members receive complimentary admission across all three days so take a moment to register for your tickets if you haven’t done so already! Click here for more details.
With so much to see and do across the site, how do you make sure that you don’t miss any of the highlights? We bring you our top ten things not to miss at The Game Fair 2021 to give you some inspiration…
1. The Airgun Zone
With purpose-built ranges and an array of different targets, the Airgun Zone is a must for keen target shooters, or just those wishing to have a go.
The BSA airgun range will feature expert tuition from BASC airgun instructors and offer the opportunity to try some of the latest BSA airguns.
2. Falconry Village
A firm Game Fair favourite, this year’s Falconry Village will see the UK’s largest ever collection of birds of prey species brought together in one place.
Families are well catered for within the educational zone, which offers the chance to handle one of the majestic birds on display amongst many other things. More experienced falconers will find plenty of expertise available to them too, with a multitude of falconry groups and specialists in attendance.
3. Open air cinema
If you are staying over on the Saturday night, why not buy a ticket for The Game Fair open air cinema? The film showing this year will be John MacNab, a BBC Film Institute dramatisation of the 1925 novel by John Buchanan.
Expect a relaxed atmosphere complemented by whisky and nibbles for what will be the first public showing of the film in 45 years.
Tickets are £20 and need to be booked in advance.
4. The Shooting Line
Run by E.J Churchill Shooting ground, the Shooting Line at The Game Fair is not only Europe’s longest, but also offers opportunities to shoot for every level of experience.
As ever, The Game Fair is a prime opportunity for competitive shots to vie for glory. From the invitation-only CPSA Champion of Champions, to The Game Fair open classes and The Game Fair Challenge, you won’t struggle for an opportunity to test your shooting prowess across the three days.
In addition to our BASC shotgun coaching sessions and safe shot assessments, for the first time ever this year we are offering you the chance to try sustainable ammunition throughout the weekend. Come along and try a range of steel shot cartridges for yourself under the supervision of a qualified BASC shotgun coach.
5. The food…
The Game Fair is a haven for food lovers. Full stop.
For the first time we will be bringing BASC Wild Food to the event; find us in the Totally Game area.
BASC Wild Food ambassadors Rachel Green and Jose Souto will be hosting game cookery demonstrations alongside the likes of Tony Singh, Christian Day and Shelina Permalloo in the The Field Kitchen Theatre, presented in association with BASC Wild Food. Be sure to drop by for a host of wild food inspiration.
6. Have-a-go gundog competitions
Look out for BASC’s obstacle, multi pick-up, and pick & mix events in addition to our young handlers’ scurry event. An impressive selection of prizes awaits the victors.
7. Gunmakers Row
A truly iconic aspect of The Game Fair, there will be few who can resist a visit to Gunmakers Row at some point during their visit.
A catch up with friends at the Gunmakers’ Pub will be on the list for many after a year away. Be sure to stop by the Gunmakers’ Theatre too for a range of entertaining and informative talks across the weekend.
8. 4×4 Experience
Select your vehicle to test and pitch yourself against the purpose-built 4×4 course at this year’s fair.
With a variety of terrain, obstacles and water to overcome, this is the perfect way to test the off-road metal of your chosen charge.
9. Carter Jonas Theatre
A hub for discussions and debate around all of the pressing issues of the day, the Carter Jonas Theatre will play host to a packed schedule of lively interactions and insightful conversation across all three days.
Hosted by Fieldsports TV’s Charlie Jacoby, the venue features a wealth of big names and representatives of shooting organisation to take on shooting’s big issues.
10. The BASC stand
No trip to The Game Fair should be complete without a visit to the main BASC stand.
We will have a host of BASC experts on hand ready to offer advice and guidance on all things shooting and conservation, including wildfowling, biodiversity, gundogs, gamekeeping, deer management, firearms, BASC member offers, and much more.
Come and see us near the Clarence Court Main Arena.