5th Dec, 2019

Drivers using the Alcester bypass could face delays this weekend

Ross Crawford 27th Jul, 2018

DRIVERS using the A435 Alcester bypass and A46 could face delays this weekend, July 27-29, as more than 120,000 visitors descend on Ragley Hall for the 60th anniversary of The Game Fair.

Hailed as ‘Glastonbury for the green welly brigade’, the fair covers everything from archery, clay pigeon shooting and food, to equestrian, fishing, dogs, and falconry, plus shopping.

First held in 1958, the annual event has grown from a gamekeepers’ get-together to become the most comprehensive countryside festival of its kind in the world.

A 60-gun salute will mark the milestone on the opening day and organisers have promised to a lay on a bumper programme for visitors.

In addition to the traditional fieldsports activities on offer, visitors will have a chance to learn from with the biggest names in fishing, shooting and hunting and mingle with award-winning chef, author and television presenter James Martin, who is this year’s celebrity chef.

Ronnie Scott’s Live will provide evening entertainment, including big band, motown and soul, from the finest talent in the UK’s jazz scene.

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