Apologies for missing another thread asking about this event, so I thought I would just update things a bit.
The fair is planned for the 29th and 30th March 2014 and will again be held at the Border Union Showground, Kelso.
The event is being sponsored by Swarovski Optik and the prizes will be provided by them. Each day a pair of rangefinding binoculars will be won or if the successful guest would prefer, any product in their line to the equivalent value!
Given the success of this years event, the venue is having to be expanded, to fill the back hall (including decent heaters!) and possibly extending the main hall with a large adjoining marquee.
Again there will be trophy measuring from the CIC available over the weekend and after several requests following Rudi's seminar on dogs for deer, it will be likely that a practical tracking demonstration will take place in the grounds of the show with commentary on what is happening as it unfolds.
A simulated stag drag is also planned, where for a small entry fee the fastest time dragging a sack of sand using a harness weighing 14st over 30yds wins a days Sika stag stalking (cull stags only) for two rifles!!! A disclaimer for all entrants stating their hearts are strong enough to enter must be signed, and just in case a paramedic will be on stand by.
As promised for the first event, we think we managed to cover all aspects of the sport but we have looked at certain areas needing expanded on, this included reloading, taxidermy, dogs, custom rifle building and some of the services associated with that area. There will be more vehicles and ATV's there as well. Plus, Callum Ferguson from Precision Rifle Services will also be there offering advice over the weekend again.
Hopefully all who came this year will feel it was a worthwhile event and plan to return in 2014. The traders who were all there certainly felt is was worthwhile and so far every one spoken to has intimated their intention to come back next year, plus several more already on board.