As the biggest sporting event of the summer, there’s plenty to get involved with. If your dog is more scruff than scurry, enter The Game Fair’s regional heat of Scrufft’s Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year on Sunday 30 July. There are six classes to choose from and entry is just £2 per dog per class.
Thrillseekers should try Subaru’s 4x4 off-road experience, involving its Forester, Outback and XV models. You can also get behind the wheel of an Isuzu D-max Utah 4x4 double cab with a professional instructor and take to the challenging, off-road course for free.
For ideas, opinion and inspiration, head to The Game Fair Theatre for meaty political debates, fascinating speakers and book signings. Speakers include Daryll Pleasants, who specialises in training dogs to help with anti-poaching efforts in Africa, and Geoff Dann, the UK’S leading expert on fungi.
If you have the smalls in tow, visit John and Charlotte Hill of CJ’S Birds of Prey to see a steppe eagle, saker falcon and rare eastern chanting goshawk up close, among other birds. Or why not try archery with Stratford Archers, which is sure to ignite some competitive spirit.
When you need to take a break, head to the Gregg Wallace Shot to Pot restaurant for the best scoff around. Always a favourite, the 400cover restaurant will be serving a “farm to fork” menu, featuring a number of delicious game dishes. Wallace will also be mingling with diners on Saturday and Sunday, so look out for him for a chat over lunch.
There’s a great choice of foodie venues at The Game Fair, serving delicious food and refreshments