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Thread: CLA Game Fair alternative... Midland Game Fair?

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    CLA Game Fair alternative... Midland Game Fair?

    Midland Game Fair | Countryman Fairs - does anyone know if it's any good? I'm gutted about the CLA so am looking for a comparable alternative!

    Where are all the tradesman looking at now?

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    The Midland has traditionally been the biggest of the Countryman Fairs, given that has happened with the CLA it could be even bigger (with people trying desperately to shift stock that should have gone at the CLA) this year.

    One day I want to be as wonderful as my dogs think i am .....

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    MGF is huge. We have been twice. You struggle to get round in the day if you want to look at stuff. Could be even bigger at this rate.

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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    Been to the Midland for a few years running now, it's a big event - we usually camp up so we don't have to get around it all in 1 day. Having not been to CLA cant give a comparison, but i think its great non-the-less!

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    Hi,

    Same as Bunny plus lost money on the accomodation (and at the Suffolk show) so I'm looking to get at least one show in this year.

    Where have people camped in the past at the Midland?

    The web site is not very helpful on camping.

    Tks

    Vapours

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    The MGF has and remains the best Game Fair. I can remember going in the early days, most of it was held on the stubble and our rough shooting club ran the gun dog scurry. It was a traditional country fair then, but now it is sadly evolved into another money generating cash cow.

    It is the only show I attended without fail(mainly to spend cash with N Clarke).

    Access normally v good and sorted however last year was much smaller than usual and there have been some re arrangements due the the ground being in a poor state following an earlier music event.

    Gunmakers row is normally very good, fishing row is pretty poor, very big shooting layout.

    As the CLA has been cancelled if it goes ahead then there will be some bargins.

    I only pray that it does go the same way as the CLA by increasing entry prices to exhorbitant levels.

    Prehaps we will have to have a forum meet up at the MGF.

    D

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    Ive lost my accomodation fee , i was asked to pay in full so i did.

    Booked today for the Midland , with camping on site .Overall 35.00 cheaper than the CLA , i doubt it will be the same next year .Watch this space for a dramatic price hype !!!!
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    Tickets booked and so's the hotel (free cancellation this time!)

    Hopefully those who were going to have stands at the CLA will be at the MGF!

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    normaly loads of bargins here should be loads and loads and loads this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskagray View Post
    normaly loads of bargins here should be loads and loads and loads this year
    The cynic in me wonders if prices will be hight to try and recoup earlier losses!

    Section 161 of the Highways Act 1980 (England & Wales) makes it an offence to discharge a firearm within 50 ft of the centre of a highway with vehicular rights without lawful authority or excuse, if as a result a user of the highway is injured, interrupted or endangered.

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