Tens of thousands of people visited the Broadlands Country Show over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the two-day event treating everyone to a variety of country inspired stores, family entertainment, and lots of sporting competitions with lots on offer for every age and interest.
Set within the spectacular grounds of the Broadlands estate in Hampshire, 2017 at the historic site boasted everything from world-class field sports competitions to have-a-go opportunities. Visitors were spoilt for choice as the Main Arena hosted talented acts from the Devil’s Horseman, to the hilarious Lamb National, as well as seasoned game-fairers Ye Olde Redtail Falconry, hunter-gatherer Chris Green and Brin Brinded.
Elsewhere at Broadlands, the younger visitors enjoyed the Animal Tent with Bryan Paterson and his exotic creatures, the Mole Show with Jeff the ‘Grass Shark Hunter’, with other features such as the Food Festival, crafts and antiques, a huge thumbs up with our older crowd set. With lots of trade stalls thrown in to the mix too, all was very well received from a truly receptive audience.
The weekend’s event also played host to another set of qualifying rounds in the Chudleys Gundog Championship and Terrier and Lurcher events with many confirming their places at this September’s Midland Game Fair. Over at the BASC Clay Shooting Festival, kindly sponsored by BASC and Promatic, congratulations go to R. King and S. Scott, who were the overall High Guns on the Sunday of the Show, and S. Rudling on the Monday, all scoring 59 ex 60 in what was a highly competitive weekend of shooting.
Countryman Fairs Operations Director, Jerome Roberts says of the Bank Holiday’s success: “Once again we wish to thank all of our visitors, exhibitors and competitors for helping us to make Broadlands so successful this weekend. With fantastic entertainment and some great weather, we were delighted that so many of our visitors got into the game fair spirit and enjoyed a weekend full of countryside fun! With another five more events still to come, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Highclere Country Show this 28th and 29th May 2017!’
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