UK: CLA Game Fair box office opens

The CLA Game Fair 2013, which takes place this year at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire from July 19-21

The CLA Game Fair 2013, which takes place this year at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire from July 19-21 - Credit: Archant

A LANDOWNERS’ organisation is predicting a huge turnout for its flagship event this year.

The Country Land and Business Association this week opened the box office for its Game Fair, which is due to take place at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire from July 19 to July 21.

The event celebrates the countryside and showcases the importance of field sports and country activities to the rural economy.

Director Andrew Crawford said: “The CLA Game Fair is the jewel in the crown of the outdoor show calendar and is recognised nationally and internationally as the biggest countryside event of its kind.”

“Having missed a year, we are expecting a surge of interest and a ‘bounce-back’ effect with 1,000-plus exhibitors and a very large number of visitors.”

In the current economic climate our exhibitors need as much support from our visitors as possible, he said.

“We have held our advance ticket prices at 2012 levels to try to encourage as many visitors as possible,” he said.

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Attractions at the 2013 CLA Game Fair will include the CLA Gundog of the Year, and the exciting opportunity to win £10,000 in the Fish for a Fortune competition.

Visitors will be able to try a range of sports themselves during their day, with have-a-go sessions for everything from field archery, clay shooting, fishing, traditional craft making and falconry to the Land Rover 4x4 course.

The CLA Game Fair is home to the largest fishing event in the UK. A world-class line up is set to compete in the International Spey Casting Championship and visitors can see demonstrations of game, saltwater, freshwater, sea, carp and coarse fishing.

Around 100 of the leading fishing retailers will be based in Fisherman’s Village, where you can “try before you buy” in the rod testing area.

Visit or call the ticket hotline on 0207 460 7955.