Thursday, 12 July 2012

CLA Game Fair 2012 - CANCELLED

Sadly, I have to report that the countryside extravaganza that is the CLA Game Fair - this year taking place at Belvoir Castle, Grantham in Leicestershire - has been cancelled.

Another major casualty of the inclement British summer we're experiencing, and a major loss not only for the show organisers, but also for the many traders who rely on the business they do both at, and subsequent to, the Fair.

A shame - I'm sure most show-goers (and exhibitors) would be more than happy to brave the weather with Barbours and wellies... but this is Britain, and all the red-tape that surrounds these public events was simply too much to cut through... even for the Country Land and Business Association.

CLA Director General Helen Woolley said: "I am extremely sad to say the heavy rain in the run-up to this year's CLA Game Fair has left us with no choice but to take the heartbreaking decision to cancel the show. It is a devastating blow for the CLA team, contractors, exhibitors and the hoards of visitors and guests who make the CLA Game Fair the world's greatest country show.

"I feel enormously sorry for all those who were so looking forward to this year's event. The CLA Game Fair will return next year."

More can be found on the Game Fair's website here.

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