ALL GAME: Vis­i­tors will cel­e­brate rural liv­ing

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE -

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

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