The East Anglian Game and Country Fair is an annual two day, family event held at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich. The next show will take place on April 23rd & 24th 2016.
Set in glorious parkland, The Norfolk Showground is a fantastic place to host The East Anglian Game and Country Fair and they're sure you will find something for the whole family to enjoy at the show, including your dog.
There will be lots of new displays including The Royal Signals White
Helmets, a team of 25 serving soldiers from the Royal Corps of Signals. The
display is a mixture of unique feats of balance, skill and coordination with
high impact speed cross over rides. A fire jump, quad jump and reverse
riders all make up a stunning main arena display. The 21 rider pyramid stack
is a world famous manoeuvre and real crowd pleaser.
There are excellent equestrian displays and workshops at the East Anglian
Game & Country Fair. Teams take on the clock
around a course of gates, set to challenge the best boarders and horse
riders, from long straights into sweeping bends and ninety degree turns.
Jim Greenwood’s Lurcher display is to interest, educate and entertain the
public. His demonstrations demonstrate that the Lurcher is much more than
just a fast dog. Lurchers need to be able to retrieve like a Gundog, scent
like a Spaniel, mark like a Pointer and of course be fast enough to catch a
They have a fantastic line up of more free events to watch in the Main
and Countryside Arenas. Ring displays also include 6 times FITASC Sporting
World Champion, European Champion and English Open Champion John Bidwell.
West Norfolk Hunt will be taking the hounds for a parade of the ring,
Bernese Mountain Dogs, Flight of the Falcons, Ferret Racing, Fly Fishing,
Sheep Dog and Duck Display, Lurcher Displays, Gun Dog demonstrations and
The Countryside Arena demonstrations illustrate the stages of training for spaniels and retrievers as they are prepared to become working gundogs. In the Main Ring, the roles and
work of spaniels and retrievers are demonstrated in the context of the
shooting field. Mid Norfolk Gun Dog Club will be running the Gun Dog Scurry
competitions and a Team Gundog Working Test.
Whether you are a practicing falconer, nature enthusiast or not the
falconry village is sure to keep you entertained. There will be mini events
going on all day in the arena, lure swinging competitions and talks on
hunting plus several stands to browse along with expert advice from
The Forestry Village hosts ‘The East of England Cutters & Climbers
Competition’ and Pole Climbing Competitions. The forestry arena will be a
buzz of activity with chainsaw carvings, felling demonstrations, tree
climbing and pole climbing competitions.
If Bear Grylls is your thing then Woodland Ways Bushcraft & Survival will
be demonstrating their vast knowledge of bushcraft & survival techniques.
There will be opportunities throughout the day to get ‘hands on’ and learn
some skills for yourself.
Norwich Vikings Trials Motorcycle Display will have a range of riders
from those on modern bikes to those who prefer the classic bike and classes
for all abilities.
The game fair country kitchen has a great new 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, Rachel
Green, Andy Snowling, Justin Kett and Na Hansell plus many more.
A wide variety of some of the best
Independent schools from across the region will be on view in the Fine &
Country educational zone.
Children of all ages will be able to take part in countryside activities
and meet several animals, including alpacas and enjoy donkey rides.
Join in 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 for men, women and juniors. Fly fishing with
the Salmon and Trout Association, ferret racing and archery to paintballing
and crossbows. Take a helicopter pleasure flight over the showground, try
the air rifle range, hold a bird of prey or take a ride in a Landrover on
the off road 4x4 course.
There are over 300 shopping stands with a wide variety of products from
fashion and footwear to gun makers, eco products, fishing products and home
improvements. Plus craft halls and gift marquees.
The main bar will be
serving a great selection of local beers and drinks over the weekend.
Advance ticket prices: Adult £13.00,
Children (5-16 Yrs) £5.00 and Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £36, (offer
valid until midday 18/04/16 and a small booking fee applies). Under 5s are
Free and Car Parking is Free for all.
On the gate prices: Adult £17.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £6.00, Family (2
Adults & 3 Children) £46, under 5s are Free and Free Car Parking for all.
Become a member of the show: Priced at a very attractive £26 per adult, £11
per child (5-16 yrs) or £76 for a family (2 adults & 3 children) its great
value! Beat the queues with prioritised car parking & admission to the show,
plus access into the ringside Members' enclosure with licensed restaurant
run by Hatter Events. Seating is available inside the marquee and bar area
or outside overlooking all the main arena displays. Luxury toilets at the
member’s enclosure with disabled access and disabled toilets also provided!
Membership tickets, gift packages, experience days and lunches are also
available. Check their website
or call 01263 735 828 for more information.
Camp at the Show - Caravans, Campers and Tents Welcome
Camping Weekend Tickets - Set in glorious parkland, The Norfolk
Showground is a fantastic place to visit and camp for the weekend,
conveniently situated just 5 miles from Norwich city centre. Just bring your
Caravan, Camper or Tent and enjoy a fun filled short break in Norfolk with
your friends and family!
The Norfolk Showground provides excellent
camping facilities plus you can enjoy two whole days at one of Norfolk's
most talked about family days out. Well behaved pets are most welcome too. Book early and save money on Camping weekend tickets prices and full details on their website.
Win a Camping Weekend Ticket for the 2015 East Anglian Game & Country Fair!
We've teamed up with the show organisers to offer one lucky family, the chance to win a Camping Weekend ticket worth up to £112. The prize includes one camping pitch for either a caravan, motorhome, or tent for up to 3 nights Friday, Sat & Sun and also includes show weekend tickets for two adults and two children.