What's the appeal of these country fairs to the average punter?
I went to the CLA game fair at Blenheim 10 or more years ago and apart from costly entrance fees, queues to park (horrendous), queues to depart (horrendous), a long walk to the 'action', there wasn't really much to whet the appetite once in. There were rows and rows (and more rows) of retailers selling their wares - I wasn't buying, so that was of zero interest. There was a demo of fly fishing, which I've been doing since I was ten, so that was a bit of a yawn, an airgun gallery (!), a clay pigeon have-a-go bit (I can shoot clays anytime I want, but never do), a guy with a massive wolfhound expounding on deer-stalking - I'm sure there are stalkers that use deerhounds, but I'm unlikely ever to be one. Then I went home.
All in all, I'd have been better off every way had I just picked up the rifle and went for a quiet stalk.
Oh, just remembered I had a venison burger, but that wasn't much of a treat, given that venison has been a staple of my diet for a long time.
Am I the only one that fails to notice a quickened heartbeat when the 'country/game fair' season is breathlessly announced? What is the attraction of these events for the non-stallholders amongst us?