LAST weekend’s Game Fair at Ragley Hall had the busiest ever opening day in its 62-year history, bringing a total of 119,378 people across all three days back together safely to enjoy the festival of the Great British countryside.
Following ‘Freedom Day’, The Game Fair was the first large-scale event in Britain.
The show gave thousands of both city dwellers and rural regulars a unique chance to experience everything that the countryside has to offer and they lapped it up.
Farmers and landowners also took a respite from their harvest to share the joy and community spirit, and gardeners spent hours happily browsing the event’s enormous show garden, built by students and staff from Pershore and Moreton Morrell Colleges.
The big spenders were out in force, with many exhibitors reporting record sales, particularly across art, sporting guns, clothing and accessories with more than £60 million thought to have been spent.
Many of the exhibitors are already booking their slot for the 2022 event, which returns to Ragley Hall for 2022, after a successful weekend showcasing their products in front of so many people.