East Anglican Game and Country Fair

Date: 26th-27th April

Location: Royal Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 0TT

Website: www.ukgamefair.co.uk/

The 2012 East Anglican Game & Country Fair, in association with ‘The Eastern Daily Press’ and ‘Fine & Country’ will take place on Saturday the 26th & Sunday the 27th April, at The Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich.

Gardening and Conservation Attractions

The East Anglican Game & Country Fair have extended many of the exhibitor avenues to accommodate a new gardening and conservation area, with various demonstrations and workshops taking place by local experts. Tim Marshall, Head Gardener at Holkham Hall will be running our Gardeners’ question time. This will include an opportunity for visitors to go and receive horticultural help and advice for problems in the garden. They are also delighted to announce the ‘EcoVillage’ will be at the 2012 show, an area dedicated to promoting green living.

Showground Country Attractions

Showground attractions will include The UK National Horseboarding Championship. Woodland Ways Bushcraft & Survival, one of the largest bushcraft course providers in the UK, will be demonstrating their vast knowledge of bushcraft & survival techniques. They will also be running new ‘Pigeon Plucking’ competitions on their stand over the weekend. Norfolk Poultry Club will be attending with their exhibition of purebred poultry, waterfowl & eggs and The Norfolk Smallholders will be running smallholding talks and question time on their stand. 

On Saturday 28th April attend the Young Farmers MacNab Challenge, sponsored by BASC, Honda, EASI and Morton ATV of Great Massingham. The day will begin with a team of four from each Young Farmers Club catching a Salmon (fly fishing) followed by a Honda quad transfer during which their ATV handling skills will be tested to the shooting area to bag a “Brace of Grouse” (laser shooting) and finally another quad handling test on their way to “stalk a Red Deer Stag” (Archery), all under the guidance and advice of experienced professionals.

The East Anglican Game and Country Fair provide a get involved and 'have a go' at a range of country activities from clay shooting with John Bidwell’s High Lodge instructors or enter the 40-bird re-entry shooting competition. Fly fishing with the Salmon and Trout Association, ferret racing and archery to mountain boarding with the MBS team, mountain biking or have a go at the free Treasure Trail around the show. Other attractions also include the opportunity to take a helicopter pleasure flight over the showground, an air rifle range, hold an owl or take a ride in a Landrover on the off road 4x4 course. 
The game fair’s country kitchen has a great line up with a variety of cookery workshops and demonstrations taking place over the weekend from a selection of local chefs, including Celebrity Chef Chris Coubrough, TV Chef Franck Pontais and Sam Bryant from the award winning Stratton’s Hotel plus many more. There will be a wide variety of exhibitors in the food hall from Norfolk and across the UK bringing unusual and mouthwatering food and drink to the show all visitors to sample, enjoy and purchase.

Main Arena Attractions

Arena events include 6 times FITASC Sporting World Champion, European Champion and English Open Champion John Bidwell who will be performing his off the hip shooting demonstration in the main arena and Savage Skills the UK’s leading freestyle mountain bike stunt team will perform. There will also be an Owl Display, Mark Turnbull’s horse logging, a sheep dog and duck display and the West Norfolk Hunt’s horse and hound parade.

For The Children

There are attractions aimed also at youngsters with the new ‘explore, experience and learn’ section of the show, with various children’s activities including making cone bird feeders, making bird masks and flowers and bug bingo, whilst learning about birds and wildlife.
Other stands in this area will include Active Norfolk, Welly Wanging, Tug of War, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, BeWILDerwood, farm animals and The Seal & Bird Rescue Trust who will be bringing their snakes and lizards enclosure.

For The Dogs

We welcome dogs on leads and there is plenty for them to do at the show! Dock Dogs from America will be returning running the Big Air Wave competitions. Mid Norfolk Gun Dog Club will be running the Gun Dog Scurry competitions and ‘have a go’ over the weekend. Simon Whitehead will be running his ‘Dog & Ferret’ arena along with Lurcher specialist Jim Greenwood. A dog crèche is also available at the show run by Samsalin Dog Rescue so if you need to leave your dog somewhere safe for a couple of hours you can.

Ticket Information For East Anglican Game and Country Fair

Advance discounted admission tickets
Adult - £12.00
Children (5-16 Yrs) - £4.00
Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) - £30, (offer valid until 16/04/12 and a small booking fee applies).
On the Gate Prices
Adult - £15.00
Children (5-16 Yrs) - £5.00
Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) - £40
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