One of the first of the country shows for this year at the Norfolk Show Ground was the East Anglian Game and Country Fair.
The event did not disappoint visitors at the weekend, despite the heavy rain and wind; the disappointing weather could not dampen people’s spirits. Visitor numbers were expected to be down on previous years, but there was still great support for the event and great comfort to the organises who had worked so hard again to ensure that there were new displays for visitors to see.
As long as you were suitably dressed with wellies for the muddy sodden ground and raincoats to help to keep you dry and warm that should have been enough to enabled you to make the most of the day in awful weather.
The event now in its ninth year showcases countryside pursuits including gundogs, falconers, hunting, fishing and shooting but also showed there was much more you could do in the countryside with displays of freestyle mountain-biking and extreme equestrian sports. Horse Boarding is the latest and most extreme, equine sport around currently and was displayed for the crowds to see.
As in previous years, some displays asked visitors to “have a go”, giving them a little taster of the sport to satisfy their curiosity and a one off experience.
With the addition for 2012 of a gardening and conservation area with workshops and demonstrations, there was also the usual mix of trade stands, shopping areas and arena displays, still kept the harden show visitor interested and entertained.
We look forward to welcoming the next country show and hope that the weather is kinder to all that attend.