The Wiltshire Game & Country Fair, Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2013
The Wiltshire Game and country Fair graces the magnificent grounds of the Bowood Estate, for the 7th time in succession.
The Falconry Village has native and some more exotic Birds of Prey, all waiting for the chance to stretch their wings and fly! The Craft Village comes complete with a working demonstration, beautiful contemporary and traditional arts and crafts. Food Glorious Food is perfect for food lovers. Chefs cook up some tasty delights and regional producers sell delicous food and drink.
Children can throw a pot and make a face or 'Learn How To' fish with the Angling Trust, handle a gundog and get close to a hawk. More traditional children's entertainment is included.
The show's arenas are encompassed by an array of country and craft stalls, selling everything from country clothing and accessories to handcrafted art and regional food and drink.
And take time to relax in the Piazza with its British favourites, tasty treats and healthy options.
Open 10.00am - 6.00pm daily
Adults £11.00 Oaps £10.00 Children £4.00 under 5s free
Nr Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9PQ
Marvel at the beauty of the majestic Birds of Prey at the Falconry Village. They swoop to conquer!
The vibrancy of the The Falconry Village stands out. A multitude of native and worldwide Birds of Prey gathered together, just waiting for their chance to fly!
The Falconry Village has two aims; To give visitors the thrill of spectacular flying displays, creating memories to last a lifetime! To create a wonderful area where visitors meet the world of falconry, where they can enjoy and explore all aspects of falconry including health, welfare and legal issues.
The ever popular Dog Zone is fun, fast and furious! Every dog and every owner is sure to find something to join in with, watch and thoroughly enjoy.
Dog events are an important part of Living Heritage's fairs, so quite a few dog events and demonstrations are held at each Fair. Every dog and every owner should find something of interest, from simply seeking advice or watching specialist demonstrations, to entering a pet dog into the Fun Dog Show.
For more competitive dogs and owners, taking part in the pedigree dog shows or Lurcher racing or Chase the Bunny (pure fun) or working tests or the Gundog Multiscurry should fit the bill!
Exceptional tuition, competiton and 'Have a Go' sessions at every country fair. Target field sports are fun and waiting to be enjoyed!
Target Field Sports are traditionally associated with hunting and pest control, although nowadays, the sports are mostly done for fun.
At Living Heritage Game and Country Fairs, visitors are welcome to come have have a go at all of the target sports on the day. As well as beginners, the more experienced can enter a series of competitions. (see local press for details)
Experience the timeless beauty of these individually hand-carved sculptures which are crafted at many of the shows this year. Carvings are available to buy and if you do, they create a lasting impression in your home, conservatory or garden.
Crafts have always been present at the fairs, originally as a small craft area, and has been built up over the years to include specialist demonstrations areas such as glassblowing, rural skills, Blacksmiths and chainsaw carving. Today, the craft area is a show within a show. An integral part of the fairs.
Food Glorious Food showcases some of the best local and regional produce in the culinary market place today. Now a main feature at each fair - Food Glorious Food is accompanied by local and national retailers.
Angling is one of the most popular sports and pastimes. Its popularity has increased over the years and people of all ages and walks of life enjoy the many different types of fishing available in the UK today.
Several special attractions are included at every fair in 2011. The performers and displays booked in to appear as specialist attractions is a breathtaking variety of acts. Each fair has its own set of specialist attractions to watch.
Witness dare devil stunts, dog handling with a difference, lawn mower racing, countryside skills, fabulous marching bands and lots more besides.
Purchased by the 1st Earl of Shelburne (1705-1761) in the mid 18th century, Bowood House and Gardens have been improved by successive generations up to the present day. Many famous architects and garden designers have been employed, including Henry Keene, Robert and James Adam, Capability Brown, C.R. Cockerell and Sir Charles Barry.