Photo gallery: Thousands attend game and country fair at Norfolk Showground

A-Plant hire view of the Game & Country fair at the Norfolk Showground. Photo: Bill Smith A-Plant hire view of the Game & Country fair at the Norfolk Showground. Photo: Bill Smith

David Bale david.bale2@archant.co.uk
Monday, April 28, 2014
9:00 AM

Thousands of people flocked to the East Anglian Game and Country Fair at the Norfolk Showground on the weekend.

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The organisers of the event strive to make it a show unlike any other in terms of unique displays, variety and value for money.

And it has grown year-on-year since it was first hosted at the Norfolk Showground in 2004.

It now boasts a packed two-day programme which was expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors over the weekend.

A firm fixture on the calendar for fans of the countryside, it also appeals to an increasing number of city people thanks to its broad range of activities, displays and trade stands.

This year the fair boasted numerous new attractions, demonstrations and stands, with activities ranging from terrier and ferret racing to Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Show organiser Andy Grand said: “People always look to have a great time here.

“There was a bit of rain on the Saturday and the numbers were a bit down. There was also a major accident on the A47 which did not help.

“But Sunday’s weather was better and it was the busier day. We had more families coming on Sunday, and I think people were just glad to be out when it was not wet.

“Among the highlights was Christian Moullec’s flying display on Sunday.

“The Frenchman flew overhead in his microlight followed by his formation flying geese.

“Having a go at one of the activities is what this show is all about, and we had clay shooting tuition, laser clays, archery, air rifle ranges, savage skills biking experience among others.”

Horse boarding, where skateboarders are pulled at high-speed behind a horse, was also popular.

Other attractions included the savage skills stunt team and John Bidwell’s shooting exhibition.

The six-times FITASC sporting world champion demonstrated his skills with a semi-automatic and pump action shotgun, with displays shooting from the hip and behind the back to show eye to eye coordination.

Are you hosting a major event in Norfolk in the next month? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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