Welsh Game Fair

Date: 14th-15th June

Location: Pembrey County Park, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA16 0EJ

Website: www.welshgamefair.com

The Welsh Game Fair 2014

What's happening at the Welsh Game Fair?

West Wales welcomes everybody to the Welsh Game Fair on the 14th and 15th June for an action packed two days of stunning events, displays, clay pigeon shooting and so much more! It’s set to be one of the best Country Game Fairs in the UK

Why is it such a special event?

  • The Country Game Fair welcomes the West Wales Koi Keepers Section who are holding their 20th Annual Koi Show at this year’s Fair. This is a chance for you to see some outstanding Koi. Judging and presentation of awards to members for ‘Best Koi in Various Categories’ including the crowning of a grand champion.
  • Simon Whitehead, founder of Parkfield Ferrets will explain and demonstrate why and how he ferrets in an informative, educational and amusing manner. Demonstrations will take place in his display area and he will make an appearance at the Countryside Alliance ring.
  • Our professional Flight Crew will be present at this year's Game Fair to welcome you on board our fabulous Jet Ranger Helicopter! Experience the th rill of the take off, hover, flight and landing in this stunning helicopter with breathtaking views over Carmarthenshire. Look out for our stand in the showground. Get on board for just £30.00 Per person!

What can we do at the Welsh Game Fair?

  • Back by popular demand to the Welsh Country Fair is Jason Smyth, ex-World Championship Moto-Cross rider. He will be performing breath-taking quad and motorcycle stunts. Stunts will include quad bike freestyle jumps, catching items in mid-air and much more.
  • Hold on to your seats and prepare yourselves for one of the most exciting air spectacles as experienced parachutists from The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Parachute display team - "The Tigers" - drop into the arena. With smoke trailing and flags flying they will be performing several amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute.
  • Dingle Fingle, the undercover policeman, is out to catch Slippery Sid the classic car thief. Slippery Sid has been selling classic cars, having already rigged them to break down so he can steal them from underneath their owner’s noses. You are the Clown Town Crime Watch – Dingle Fingle needs your help... in this action packed show!
  • Meirion Owen's Quack Pack provides hilariously entertaining duck herding demonstrations at the Game Fair. The Quack team of border collies and comical Indian Runner ducks provide entertaining, educational and interactive displays.
  • Pigeon Decoying and Long Netting Display with Chris Green. His first encounter with the art of wildfowling was at the age of 11 with his Dad on a wild winter’s estuary, he is now a master of his craft. Truly, a modern day hunter-gatherer, with a wealth of knowledge which he is always happy to pass on to the younger generation. He will be demonstrating with his dog at the Country Fair
  • A parade of Vintage vehicles organised by the Towy Valley Vintage Club will take place on both days at the Game Fair. Plus, Engine enthusiasts will be enthralled to see our great selection of static engines from yesteryear. Even those of you who aren't admirers will be mesmerized.
  • The simulated coursing demonstrations will take place on both Saturday and Sunday in the Game Fair main arena, where those with dogs are encouraged to participate in what is often a popular event in the arena. The team of Siberian Huskies and their handlers will be present at the event, and be delighted to meet you.
  • In 2014 the popular Scurry Competition will be open to all comers and any breed of dog. Sponsored by Gelert Country Choice and Jane Robinson Animal Portraits, prizes include a limited edition Animal Portrait by Jane Robinson and dog food from Gelert. All participants welcome, entries on the day.
  • Dave Bytheway a professional chainsaw expert will be enthralling audiences in the Countryside Alliance arena with his specialist skill of carving figurines from logs using only his chainsaw. Watch bears and other animals appear right before your eyes!
  • On Sunday the Welsh Open Stickmaking Competition sponsored by Olympic Windows will be judged and exhibited at the fair. Judging will start on Sunday at 10.30AM with the results announced at 3.00PM. Plus on Saturday Dinefwr and District Stickmakers Guild will be demonstrating stick making throughout the day.
  • Dragon Bonsai Society is a very active Society who exhibit in all major Bonsai Shows, as well as the Chelsea Flower Show.  The Society also ventures into Europe to major shows in Belgium, and Austria amongst others. There is a dedicated team within the Society ready and willing to encourage and teach new members this fantastic discipline. The Dragon Bonsai Society are looking forward to meeting everyone at the Welsh Fair in June.
  • The Falconry demonstration at the game fair is carried out by one of the foremost falconers in the country, Mr Terry Large, who uses a wide variety of raptors. The display includes free flying of the falcons as well as participation events for the children to join in.
  • World Casting Champion, Hywel Morgan will be providing expert advice in the casting clinics and demonstrations at the Welsh Country Fair this year, on a purpose built casting arena. Also in attendance will be the Welsh Salmon and Trout Association to provide guidance and advice to all things fishing!
  • Terrier and Lurcher Show (Terrier Show 17 June 1pm) (Lurcher 12:30) The Countryside Alliance are again organising the International Terrier Championship of the British Isles. 50 qualifying shows will be held in Scotland, Wales, England, Northern Ireland and the Eire. The Qualifier from this show is eligible for automatic and free entry to the final.
  • Terrier and Lurcher racing will take place after the completion of the show.  In addition to the usual races there will be an open lurcher race, with the winner receiving the Heather Stevens Perpetual Trophy.
  • The huntsmen and hounds compete for the coveted Best Hound in Show, a traditional collection of Hounds and their handlers. The Welsh Game Fair plays host to the largest gathering of hounds in the country when the annual Hound Show is held on Saturday 16th June 2012. Over 30 packs of hounds will fill two rings under the experienced eyes of the judges. Two special classes will also be held on the day for terriers associated with the hound packs exhibiting at the show. The best turned out handler of hounds will be presented with a special award.
  • Organised by the Carmarthen Clay Target Club, the Clay Pigeon Shoot features a brand new layout which is imaginative and stimulating, to be found at The Welsh Country Fair. 10 BIRD DTL RE-ENTRY - £50 HIGH GUN. 25 BIRD SPORTING RE-ENTRY - £50 HIGH GUN

What is the for children at the Welsh Game Fair?

  • Bouncy Castles, Quad Bikes, Fairground Rides and a whole host of entertaining kid’s activities will be going on in the Children's Corner – There are so many things to do and possibly even a chance for parents to take a break!

Where is the Welsh Game Fair?

  • The Showground, Nant y Ci, Carmarthen, West Wales, SA33 5DR
  • The 80 acre Welsh Game Fair site is situated directly alongside the main A40 dual carriageway Euro-route linking Ireland to the M4 motorway. Sat Nav postcode: SA33 5DR

Venue Information

  • The main railway line boarders the south side of the site and there is a free Park and Ride bus operating from the perimeter of the showground to central Carmarthen every 15 minutes (during working hours) offering access to the station over the new Towy footbridge. Trains run every hour to the east to connect with the fast trains from Swansea to London and Birmingham.
    Easy access means hassle free entry and exit.

Admission Prices

  • Adults £12.50
  • Senior Citizens £10.00
  • Children £5 (Under 5's FREE)
  • Family Ticket £30 (2 adults 2 children under 16)
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