In light of the rapidly evolving Covid-19 outbreak, the festival of the great British countryside will now take place on Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September 2020 at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. The Game Fair’s managing director, James Gower, commented: “We continue to be positive and focussed on planning an amazing celebration of the countryside. We will use this extra time to develop the traditional game fair activities, but also to support the countryside community.” Campsite bookings and ticket sales are up year-on-year with people now planning mini-breaks in the UK. “After many months of social distancing, it is our hope that The Game Fair will offer a vital life-line for businesses and a longed-for celebration of the countryside for like-minded people, marking the end of a very challenging time,” he commented.
BASC CEO, Ian Bell stated “BASC fully supports the difficult decision that has been taken by The Game Fair’s officials under challenging circumstances. We are confident the event in September will provide a much-needed life-line for rural businesses and something to look forward to for the many thousands of visitors that will be expected to attend". We would also like to reassure visitors, exhibitors and sponsors that they can continue to book with confidence. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new dates, and in the unlikely event of a complete cancellation, they will receive a full refund. Further updates will follow, including communication direct from our ticket agent for the many people who have already booked tickets, packages and camping. Thank you all for your continued support.