The Field & Country Fair is gearing up to be the event of the summer, with everything from an informal scurry to fly-fishing and falconry
The Field & Country Fair, taking place this year at Cornbury Park in June, is hotting up to be one of the best outdoor events of the summer. Taking place from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 June 2016, there will be everything from falconry displays to fly-fishing and a game cookery theatre.
Mark Hedges, editor of Country Life said: “This promises to be the great gathering of the field sport and rural communities in 2016 – the celebration of our interests, passions and way of life”.
Cornbury Park, the family home of Lord and Lady Rotherwick and a working estate, is well known for the Wilderness Festival, as well as for hosting country events. Lord Rotherwick said: “ The estate presents all the elements for a country sports showcase; and with excellent access points and tried and tested roadways that ensure good traffic movement, it is the perfect venue.”
Dogs will be welcome for a series of informal scurries and there will be a dedicated lurcher area plus gundog assessments and eye clinic.
A falconry mews will have birds ranging from barn owls to golden eagles and Shooting Times columnist Simon Whitehead will gather a team of expert rabbiters and net-makers at the Pugs & Drummers (ferrets and rabbits) stand.
Try fly-fishing and get some practice on the Shooting Line, plus there’s Gunmakers’ Quarter, a game-keeping and estate-management section and a game-cookery theatre featuring Will and Calum Thompson from the Eat Wild Restaurant, plus TV chef Tim Maddams.
Advance tickets start at £18 (01256 768346; www.fieldandcountryfair.com).