The new Field & Country Fair
"You can try target shooting using modern air weapons and children under the age of 12 can have 10 shots for free (provided they are with a full paying adult)."
For the all-new Field & Country Fair, alongside the 300 high profile exhibitors the organisers are promising an action-packed day with a whole host of features with fun and learning something new the twin themes running through the many and varied activities designed to inform and entertain visitors.
The Shooting Line
Aimed at both novices and experienced game & clay pigeon shooters, the Promatic sponsored Shooting Line will feature several high profile shooting schools operating different ‘stands’ along the line; each offering tuition and coaching, with a variety of different guns to try. Experienced shooters can hone their skills will expert coaches on hand. For complete beginners, if you have always wanted to try clay shooting come along and have-a-go!
Comprising the Gundog Demonstration Arena & Training Clinic, the Sporting Dog Pavilion, the Working Dog Ring, the Lurcher Arena, the Gundog Eye Clinic and Canine First Aid demonstrations. A truly unrivalled programme of activities that will enthral and entertain visitors.
The Air Arms Air Rifle Range
‘Have a go’ lanes where for a small fee you can try target shooting using modern air weapons and children under the age of 12 can have 10 shots for free (provided they are with a full paying adult).
In the glorious setting of Cornbury’s beautiful lake, game fishing enthusiast can take advantage of readily offered advice and tops tips from professional instructors and for anyone interested in taking up fly fishing, continuous free fly casting sessions / tuition will be available from top rod brands.
The Falconry Mews
See a variety of different species of birds of prey from all around the world: Kestrels, Barn Owls, Peregrines and Eagles. Sure to be one of the most popular areas of the Fair, it will have mini arenas, a children’s area (where they can learn about birds of prey in the wild, take photographs and get involved in an interactive experience), a seminar tent, a superb display of birds and several falconry clubs able to give advice on how you could enjoy falconry and even take up the sport.
Pugs & Drummers
Visitors can find out more about the ancient practise of using Pugs (ferrets) to hunt Drummers (rabbits). Some of the UK’s best known rabbiting aficionados will be on hand to show you how their unique teamwork is used for wild rabbit hunting.
The Game Cooking Theatre
A daily programme of demonstrations by the renowned chef, food writer and cookery teacher Tim Maddams and the award winning Eat Wild chef brothers Will and Calum Thompson. In addition, Jose Souto and two other innovative chefs will prepare and serve a 3-course meal ‘against the clock’ and Rachel Green will prepare both her favourite and new ideas for shoot lunches with visitor participation.