The Burghley Game & Country Fair 2019 - 26th-27th May
PUBLISHED: 11:25 12 April 2019
What’s on at the Burghley Game and Country Fair 2019? Discover exciting displays, delicious food and endless shopping opportunities!
(The Burghley Game and Country Fair runs from 26th-27th May, 2019 at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 3JY)
What’s on at the Burghley Game and Country Fair 2019?
The popular annual Burghley Game and Country Fair is back again in 2019, with the usual blend of family and countryside entertainment; exciting displays in the two busy main arenas, or one of the many smaller rings; have a go activities for the children and absolutely loads to buy, see and do. It really is a family day out, with something to captivate the youngest to the oldest – and including the family dog.
The Shooting Village, where Dave Mills ATEO is back with a full range of competitions; knock down target bench rest ranges. Test and use the full BSA range; the new Brocock and Daystate rifles, 20m competition qualifiers, sponsored by BSA, using BSA GOLDSTAR or Speed Shoot with light up targets using a CO2 pistol. Pit your skills against the clock and see if you can set a new record in 2019. He is joined by Adrian Caddy Archery and RAPTOR Paintball, using up to the minute equipment to deliver a unique and realistic paintball experience.
The lakes at Burghley House provide a wonderful setting for the Angling Village and we have a variety of different demonstrators showing you how to cast and fly tie, as well as making fishing rods or giving you a free twenty minute fishing lesson to get you started.
For the children there is plenty to do. After they have enjoyed that fishing lesson, they might want to to learn how to use a rifle in our unique inflatable Daisy Range for young shooters, or have a go at archery or paintballing. They may prefer to fly a bird of prey or pose with a Hedwig lookalike or create a pot or similar work of art. They will love cheering on their favourite in the ferret racing, meeting the cute and furry hamsters, running with the hounds or stopping to play a while in Fiery Jack’s Interactive Games Museum. Of course there are the usual bouncy castles and fairground rides too. One thing’s for sure: they will be tired at the end of the day!
Dogs are always welcome and may go home with a rosette from the Waggy Tails Fun Dog Show, which is open to any breed, as is the Chase the Bunny Competition in the Andy Singleton Arena. For gun dogs there are multi-scurries with the Scurry Bandits and training clinic with Phil Parkin, as well as demonstrations of walk-up shoots with Paul Makepeace and Aubrey Ladyman. We will also be having working gundog tests running throughout the day. There will terrier and lurcher showing and racing and if you fancy something a little different, minor breeds of all sizes shapes and purposes, both working dogs and pets.
In the arenas we are pleased to be welcoming back the Horseboarding UK teams, for their next international heats. Horseboarding is an extreme sport where competitors are pulled around an obstacle course on a skateboard type contraption by a galloping horse… Also competing with horses we have the Scurry Trials and driving where pairs of horses pull their handlers around a course. N&J Shires will also be there, with their choreographed ride to music. These magnificent giants will also be available to meet and greet when not in the arena.
Another really exciting act for 2019 is the Medieval to Modern Falconry Display with Ben Long and his team. Enthralling, entertaining and informative, this takes the audience on a captivating falconry journey from the side-saddle lure training of Tudor Times , right up to date with the technological wizardry of ‘RoboCrow’ who will demonstrate a fabulous aerial battle with one of the falcons, showing exactly how a raptor hunts its prey – with ongoing speeds and heights all included in the commentary. Meet the stars of the show afterward in the designated Falconry Marquee, and you may even get the opportunity to fly one.
There is a bit of a Wild Western theme to our historical village, where the Yellow Ribbon Re-enactment Group will be covering the period of American history from 1874 – 1878, and the 7th Cavalry under General Custer as well as the lives of cowboys. Watch out for a few skirmishes!
Vintage and steam also play a huge part at Burghley Game and Country Fair, with vintage cars and motorbikes galore and a number of wonderful vintage steam engines. For those preferring a more modern vehicle, there will also be the Sherwood Jaguars with their sleek fleet of sports cars.
Food and music
Of course there are the usual craft marquees and demonstrations; ‘Food Glorious Food’ area with delicious food halls, cookery demonstrations in the Country Kitchen and the Piazza area where you can sit and relax while you enjoy the foot tapping live music from the Bill Bailey Band. The real ale bar will be open for business and if the mood takes you, you can shop until you drop for everything from country clothing to pet accessories. Clay shooting, archery, ferrets, angling and so much more. There really is something for everyone.
All in all, a great family day out at Burghley House, Stamford PE9 3JY late May Bank Holiday 26th-27th May
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