The latest news, photos and round-ups from the biggest game fairs in the UK, including the 2015 CLA Game Fair and the Midland Game Fair

The Game Fair 2017

Here’s why you need to be at The Game Fair 2017

If you are a fan of country sports, then attending The Game Fair 2017 is a must. It is the largest outdoor countryside-themed event in the world and set to attract 1,000 exhibitors and 120,000 visitors. You will find it a welcome place to meet up with long-lost friends, watch gundogs…

Phil Spencer game shooting

Come and see us in 2017 at country shows and game fairs

We always welcome the opportunity to meet our readers and hear about your experiences of fieldsports, shooting and what you’ve enjoyed in our magazines. Our fieldsports titles are currently planning on attending a variety of events this year, including The British Shooting Show,  The Northern Shooting Show, The Game Fair and…

Field & Country Fair

This year’s Field & Country Fair

The CLA Game Fair may be no more, but Time Inc (UK), publisher of leading country magazines Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette, Sporting Gun, The Field, Country Life and Horse & Hound, is launching the Field & Country Fair at Cornbury Park, in Oxfordshire, over three days this year from 10 to…

CLA Fair

Field & Country Fair offers alternative to CLA Game Fair in 2016

The Field & Country Fair is set to be a popular annual fixture in the country sports community, replacing many of the events previously held by the now-defunct CLA Game Fair. Organised by Time Inc UK, the publishing company behind such well-respected, established and popular titles as Country Life, The Field,…

Cornbury Park

Buy your tickets for the 2016 Field & Country Fair

Buy your tickets in advance and get fast-track entry. And there are no booking fees! Advance ticket prices – book here now! Adult: £18 Student: (12 to 18) £10 Senior: £16 The new Field & Country Fair – Friday 10th June until Sunday 12th June 2016 – will feature world-renowned gunmakers, the…

agricultural show

Agricultural shows report a record season, despite demise of CLA Game Fair

According to the Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), which represents many of British’s food farming and countryside events, both big multiple-day shows and smaller events are reporting a successful season. The Cheshire County Show has had a steady increase in attendance figures recently and this year’s were spectacular,…

City Shots Challenge

Sporting Gun journalists win City Shots Challenge at CLA Game Fair

Keenly contested, this corporate clay shooting competition takes place on the Saturday morning of the CLA Game Fair and gives competitively spirited British companies the chance to participate in one of the most well-attended shooting events in the country sports calendar. Beating off competition Each team of four tackled two flushes…

Thoughts and photos from the CLA Game Fair 2015

  The sun shone and then the heavens opened. Repeat. A typical August weekend in England then. Our thoughts on the weekend, in brief: Harewood House made a magical backdrop … excellent coverage on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme with Jim Naughtie well attended … conversation with Rory Stewart MP…

Landowners and wildlife. Friends or foes?

Landowners and wildlife. Friends or foes?

Even before the panel took their seats, there was a keen atmosphere in the theatre with a packed audience arriving early to be sure of a seat and a ringside view. The debate didn’t disappointment, with questions from the floor,  following introduction and comments from the panel members, ably chaired…

CLA Game Fair at Harewood House

Reporting live from the CLA Game Fair

8am – Press briefing – much needed coffee, a welcome by Henry Robinson the CLA President. 10am – a conversation between Henry Robinson the CLA President and Rory Stewart MP, Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in the Game Fair Theatre. 11am – off to the Pugs and Drummers…

CLA Game Fair 2015

Five Things You Mustn’t Miss At the CLA Game Fair

Come and see us Don’t leave the Game Fair without saying hello to us (stand T1505). We would love to meet you. Pick up a terrific offer of three months’ subscription to Shooting Times for £19.50 with a direct debit. Each new subscriber will receive a bottle of Naked Grouse whisky…

game fair fashion

10 of the best. Our round-up of game fair fashion

A game fair has its own dress code. Not scruffy, not formal. Just in between. We’ve picked out a number of pieces that not only look the part but will also come in useful long after the game fair season has ended. Wearing a collar just adds that extra finish…

CLA Game Fair visitor

Get a discount on your CLA Game Fair tickets

The advance ticket discounts for this year’s event, to be held at Harewood House in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August, end at midnight on Monday 20th July. A one-day adult ticket for the Friday costs just £30 online, giving a £5 saving on the gate price…

Red grouse

Red grouse feature on CLA Game Fair official show guide

The winning image was particularly relevant for this year’s event, located at Harewood House in Yorkshire, a county which has large populations of red grouse on its heather moorlands. Owen is highly regarded for his atmospheric watercolours portraying animals and birds such as stags, woodcock, grouse and snipe. He is…

CLA Game Fair: Saturday is Ladies Day!

Ladies are being encouraged to dress up for the CLA Game Fair’s second day and take advantage of the various discounts, promotions and events that will be on offer. The best turned out ladies will also be in with the chance of being named Best Dressed Lady via a competition…

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Sporting Dog Pavilion returns to CLA Game Fair

The Sporting Dog Pavilion will feature 30 different breeds of working dogs recognised by the Kennel Club, from golden retrievers and cocker spaniels to the Italian bracciano and the German longhaired pointer. Jonty Lightowler, gundog chairman at the CLA Game Fair, said: “Neil Rice of Cigors Gundogs, who has a…