The East Anglian Game & Country Fair will take place on Saturday 22nd &
Sunday 23rd April 2017, at the beautiful new location of 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 to
the already established events on the Estate. Euston Estate 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.
This beautiful venue lends itself to a game and country fair setting, along
with offering the opportunity to further evolve and develop the show, with
the space and freedom to invite new attractions and events, whilst ensuring
that the popular events that we have always enjoyed remain.
They have a number of new equestrian attractions confirmed for the 2017
Game & Country Fair. 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. Races are a mix of turns,
intricate hand overs, equipment collections and placements, vaulting on and
off the horse and of course - all at gallop! Members of the audience are
invited to support their local team as points are awarded for each game,
giving a competitive edge to the entertainment.
See the exciting, fast and skillful British Scurry & Trials Driving
Championships in the Main Arena at this year's East Anglian Game & Country
Fair. 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. Speed, agility and bravery are all required! Audience participation
is encouraged to spur on the competitors and provides great entertainment
for all the family.
UK Horseboarding Arena Demonstrations return “somewhere between scurry
racing and wake boarding” describes Arena Boarding. 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.
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
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. Tree workers from around the UK
will be competing at this rare opportunity to see a working forestry
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.
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, Arthur
Howell, James Conway, Andy Snowling, Justin Kett, Rachel Green, plus many
There are over 350 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 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.
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 with John Bidwell’s High Lodge instructors or enter the competition
clay shoot for men, women and juniors. Fly fishing with the Salmon and Trout
Association, 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.
K9 Aqua Sports© will be holding its ‘K9 Jump Jet©’ Competition, which is
the Long Jump for dogs into water. Enter your dog into the Dog Agility and
Jumping competitions and ‘have a go’ arenas. The Pet Dog Show 1pm Sat & Sun
or even the popular Terrier & Lurcher Show which takes place on Sunday at
11am. This will be a qualifier for all major championships as well as the
East Anglian Championship. A best turned out dog & owner competition will
take place during the first terrier and lurcher class on the Sunday of the
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