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2018 East Anglian Game and Country Fair

The East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018, at the beautiful Euston Estate, near Thetford, by kind permission of The Duke and Duchess of Grafton.

Euston Hall is steeped in history and provides a beautiful backdrop and provides a more central location for The East Anglian Game & Country Fair, only 30 minutes from Norwich on the newly dualled A11 near Elveden or Thetford turn, with excellent access to Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.

What's On at the Show

Headlining the Main Arena this year are The World Famous JCB DANCING DIGGERS. They have been described as a down to earth version of the Red Arrows; they have curtsied for the Queen; pirouetted for TV and thrilled thousands all over the world.

There are a number of equestrian attractions confirmed for the 2018 Game & Country Fair. Returning by popular demand, The Mounted Games Association of Great Britain will be holding the most exciting and exhilarating display competitions in the Main Arena. Riders in teams, complete short relay style races against each other demonstrating speed, accuracy and horsemanship.

See the exciting, fast and skillful British Scurry & Trials Driving Championships in the Main Arena. Watch ponies of all shapes and sizes take on a timed obstacle course made from cones, temporary barriers, flags arches and ramps all against the clock.

Step back to a time when horse power was relied upon for food and transport - Harvey’s Shires will show you just how these powerful and majestic animals performed in years gone by; see their extensive collection of vehicles and implements used in all areas of work and pleasure.

The Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club has been providing its members with training and competitions for 30 years. The demonstrations illustrate the stages of training for Spaniels and Retrievers as they are prepared to become working gundogs.

Norfolk based New Zealander Richard Savory's mobile sheep show was first discovered at Hyde Park ASDA festival of food and farming in 1992 in front of an estimated 75,000 people over 4 days for the. It is both entertaining and educational looking at sheep breeds and shearing. The sheep are the stars and its finale are the dancing sheep.

In Stuart Barnes' Main Arena show, Stuart and his team use trained and untrained sheep dogs to herd ducks, amusing and educating the audience about common dog behaviour issues and about how these can be resolved.

Sion Davies Farrier Services will once again be bringing their forge to the Game & Country Fair showing the art of making shoes from scratch.

There are lots of dog activities lined up for the show in April too. The Mid-Norfolk Gundog Club demonstrations illustrate the stages of training for Spaniels and Retrievers as they are prepared to become working gundogs.

K9 Aqua Sports will be holding its K9 Jump Jet Competition, which is the Long Jump for dogs into water. Fly ball Dogs, Gundogs, Obedience Dogs or even the Families Pet Dog are welcome, as long as they are over 6 months old and healthy.

Enter your dog into the Dog Agility and Jumping competitions and ‘have a go’ arenas or in The Pet Dog Show or even the popular Terrier & Lurcher Show.

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 falconers. Fens Falconry will also be performing a Main Arena display with a comprehensive and thrilling display including Falcons, Kestrels, Buzzards, Eagles, Owls and even Vultures.

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.

The Game Fair 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. The Game Fair Kitchen is housed in the centre of the busy Food Hall where you will find a wide variety of exhibitors from Norfolk and across the UK bringing unusual and mouth watering food and drink to the show for our visitors to sample, enjoy and purchase.

There are over 350 shopping stands with a wide variety of products from fashion and footwear to gun makers, eco products, fishing tackle and home designer wares. Plus, craft halls and gift marquees. The Dog & Duck onsite pub will be serving a great selection of local beers and drinks throughout the weekend, and will be hosting live music both during the day and on the Saturday evening.

Children of all ages will be able to take part in countryside activities and meet several animals, including alpacas and enjoy donkey rides. This year we are pleased to welcome back Little Rovers. Under supervision, adventurous youngsters can drive scaled Land Rovers around a mini ‘off-road’ course.

The Exotic Animal Encounter offer the chance to meet and interact with animals you would usually only see in the zoo, from Meerkats to skunks from snakes to prairie dogs (even a talking raven) the animals are so friendly and impeccably trained and can make the hardest hearts melt.

There will also be a number of traditional craft demonstrations and activities taking place across the weekend to entertain all ages.

Join in and 'have a go' at a range of country activities from clay shooting, Fly fishing and Coarse fishing on the Black Bourne River, ferret racing and archery to paintballing and crossbows. Try the air rifle range, hold a bird of prey or take a ride in a Landrover on the off road 4x4 course.

Ticket Information / Online Booking

Advance discounted tickets are available online now or book by calling the ticket hotline number 01263 735 828.

Advance ticket prices: Adult £15.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £6.00 and Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £40, (offer valid until midday 23/04/18 and no booking fee applies for online orders). Under 5s are Free and Car Parking is Free for all.

On the gate prices: Adult £18.00, Children (5-16 Yrs) £7.00, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) £50, under 5s are Free and Free Car Parking for all.

Beat the queues with prioritised car parking & admission to the show, plus access into the ringside Members' Enclosure with Licensed Restaurant in front of Euston Hall. Seating is available inside the marquee and bar area or outside overlooking all the main arena displays and Euston Hall. 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

Set in the beautiful Walled Garden of Euston Hall, the campsite at Euston Estate is a fantastic place to have as your base whilst you enjoy the show weekend.

Just bring your Caravan, Camper or Tent and enjoy a fun filled short break (3 nights) with your friends and family! They provide excellent camping facilities, as well as storytelling around the fire pit as you toast marshmallows, not forgetting the BBQ, bar and free live music on Saturday evening, and enjoying two full days at one of East Anglia’s most talked about family days out. Well behaved pets are most welcome too.

For a real outdoor experience with added luxury you could book their 'Glamping' package with a beautifully furnished 4 metre bell tent, covered with soft colourful rugs, everything you need, and some pretty bunting to further brighten up you new temporary home in the country. You can even hire sleeping bag sets.

Book early and save money on Camping weekend tickets prices and full details on their website.

Win Family Camping Weekend Tickets for the 2018 East Anglian Game & Country Fair!

We've teamed up with the show organisers to offer two lucky families the chance to win a Camping Weekend ticket worth up to £150.

Each prize includes a 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.

For your chance to win please click here - competition closes 15th April 2018

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