17th year of supporting the countryside

First published in Shows

The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet will once again welcome the ever-popular Westcountry Game Fair on Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10.

This important countryside event, which is supported by the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC), will celebrate 17 years of entertaining the public and creating a platform for countryside traditions and issues to be promoted and supported.

The show has a wonderful mix of have-a-go activities including archery, air rifles, terrier and lurcher shows, family dog show, clay shooting; fascinating demonstrations both indoor and outdoor – top names in the areas of falconry, wildfowling, ferreting, gun dog training and more; educational insight into a variety of countryside issues and sports and afabulous shopping village all under cover in four halls.

There will be a variety of companies selling a range of products from country clothing, guns, deer stalking equipment to gundog equipment, local food and drink and crafts.

The Somerset Smallholders will also host a selection of activities and lectures including poultry keeping and canine touch therapy.

BASC members play a prominent role at each event, providing shooting coaching, gundog scurries and sharing their knowledge and expertise on their trade stand in the shopping village, with features including a wildfowlers row.

In addition, the cookery theatre will host a variety of chefs all with simple, easy to follow delicious game recipes.

Farmers can keep up to date with everything happening at the show by visiting www.contour.uk.net. Exhibitor enquiries can be made by calling 01392 421500.

Anyone wishing to obtain discounted advanced tickets shoul visit www.contour.uk.net or call the ticket office 01749 813899

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