ALL GAME: Visitors will celebrate rural living
THE Kent Game Fair is set to return to the county showground at Detling on Saturday and Sunday, March 31, and April 1. The event, in its third year, attracts thousands of visitors and has proved an ideal opportunity to come together to celebrate the rural way of living. All aspects of country life are represented, with experts on hand to offer coaching and advice on things like clay and air rifle shooting. Dogs are an important element of living and working in the country, and they will be well represented. The popular Gundog parade will take place on both days of the event, as well as a selection of gundog scurries with prizes and lurcher racing. A terrier and lurcher show with a variety of classes will be available to enter on the Sunday. The Kent Game Fair is a great supporter of traditional rural skills and activities, and this year will be no exception. Flycasting demonstrations and coaching with world champion Hywel Morgan will be available for the fishing enthusiasts, archery and falconry are a reminder of the earliest methods of hunting, and stick making will also be demonstrated. Racing ferrets and a game cookery theatre are also expected to be popular.
James Mackay with one of his birds of prey