The Game Fair

The Game Fair returns this year to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire for the first time since 2015, running from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July.

More than 120,000 visitors are expected to attend the event, which promises to be a fantastic celebration of field sports and country life.

The jam-packed itinerary includes exciting displays, thrilling competitions, educational demonstrations and plenty of chances for visitors to have a go for themselves.

Remember – BASC members enjoy complimentary entry and guest discounts on advance bookings.

The Shooting Line

The Game Fair boasts the most comprehensive outdoor exhibition for game and clay shooting held anywhere in the UK. Visitors to the Shooting Line, run again this year by E.J. Churchill, can take part in competitions, have a go at clay shooting and watch some fantastic demonstrations.

As always, BASC will be on hand providing 30-minute one-to-one lessons and shorter shooting experiences for newcomers that last ten minutes. The CPSA will be offering visitors have-a-go clay shooting, too.

Game Fair shooting line
Game Fair Wild Food theatre

The BASC Wild Food Theatre

Some of Britain’s top chefs will be brought together for live cookery demonstrations throughout the weekend. They will share their cooking secrets and champion the use of game and wild, sustainable produce. It’s the perfect place to find inspiration for future dinner parties or whet your appetite before heading to the Food Hall to sample the amazing array of food and drink on offer. 

The BASC Wild Food Theatre also educates visitors on the provenance of food and sustainability with top tips from chefs who shoot, fish, hunt and forage.

Falconry demonstrations

The Falconry Mews will have a spectacular variety of birds which will be flown throughout each day in the Main Arena. 

Falconry is a hugely popular part of The Game Fair, and whether you are an experienced falconer or simply want to see these majestic birds up close, this is an area not to be missed.

Falconry demonstration
A gundog at The Game Fair event

The ever-popular gundogs

Watching a perfectly trained gundog at work is a unique experience that showcases the amazing bond between handler and canine. The Game Fair has been holding prestigious gundog test events for over 60 years and this year’s event sees the Euro Challenge and Home International competitions return once again.

Alongside displays and competitions, exhibitors, breeders and trainers are on hand ready to share their words of wisdom on anything from feeding a new puppy to ironing out training issues.

Plus, you might want to snap up a treat or a new bed for your beloved four-legged companion.

Thrills, spills and jaw-dropping skills

A jam-packed programme ensures there’s always something to keep visitors entertained at the Main Arena.

The action will include competitions, educational demonstrations and thrilling displays.

There’s also the incredible shopping on offer. Over the three days, The Game Fair becomes one of the biggest retail areas in the UK with nearly 1,000 stands and truly something for everyone.

All the big country brands will be in residence, with exciting new product launches and unbeatable show-only deals, alongside a number of small independent retailers and artisans.

Enjoy a VIP experience

By upgrading to one of the four VIP packages (bronze, silver, gold or platinum), visitors will have exclusive access to the Investec Enclosure and Garden, with forward parking, a cash bar, a lounge area, VIP toilets, a shop-and-drop facility and the chance to meet celebrities such as TV chef James Martin and Dick and Angel Strawbridge from Escape to the Chateau.

Packages start from £99 per person.

Complimentary entry for BASC members

How to book tickets

1) Go to

2) Use the ‘Quick Links’ or ‘Book Tickets’ buttons anywhere on the website

3) Enter your membership number in the box at the top of the page

4) Register for your complimentary tickets

5) Book any additional guest tickets, camping and VIP package upgrades.

The offer does not apply to concession, family or children tickets (8-16 years old; admission for children under eight years old is free).

All BASC members must register for tickets in advance of the show opening (11.59pm on 25 July 2024).

Please note, BASC members will not be permitted entry into the show without a ticket and there will be no option to take out BASC membership on the gate this year.