The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair - preview
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- 4 July 2013
The annual fair highlights Scotland’s hunting and fishing heritage
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair takes place this year in the grounds of Scone Palace, Perthshire from Fri 5–Sun 7 Jul. The main focus of the fair is on Scotland’s hunting and fishing heritage, but there’s also a wide selection of entertainment suitable for the whole family.
Attendees are encouraged to try hands-on activities including archery, clay pigeon shooting, fly casting, air rifle shooting and climbing walls. There will also be a range of fishing, shooting and gundog competitions, as well as displays and events such as terrier racing and Mordor gundog demonstrations. For animal fans, there’s a wide variety of displays and exhibitions, including falconry, a hill pony parade, a sheep show, ferrets and dog and duck displays. Vehicle enthusiasts can watch a Mitsubishi-sponsored 4x4 circuit, a vintage vehicle parade, a mountain bike display and even take a short, scenic heli-tour of the site, while family attractions including a bouncy castle, Punch and Judy and a bungee-trampoline Super Jumper.
The focus on Scotland’s fish and game culture means there will also be a wide range of sporting equipment available, as well as a chance to sample the fruits of Scotland’s larder. Seafood, venison, wild boar, ice cream, haggis, black pudding, tablet, fudge and more will all be served up in the Food Hall, while demonstrations from The Cook School Scotland will show you the best way to prepare it.
The only thing counting against the fair is a schedule clash with a certain sporting event – but, with a dedicated Wimbledon Tent, you needn’t miss a serve.