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Welsh Game Fair moves venue for 2014

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

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THE biggest celebration of country life in Wales is making its home at Pembrey Country Park.

The Welsh Game Fair leaves Carmarthen's Nantyci showground where it has been for the past two years.

Since it started in the 1980s it had been held at Gelli Aur Country Park near Llandeilo.

Carmarthenshire executive board member for leisure services councillor Meryl Gravell said: “This is a great coup for the park. The Game Fair has traditionally been the county’s best family day out of the year filled with breathtaking entertainment.”

The Wales Game Fair will celebrate its 27th anniversary over the weekend of June 14-15, 2014.

After visiting the 500-acres of parkland in recent weeks the Game Fair organisers have been “blown away” with the venue.

More than 20,000 visitors are expected including a large contingent from Ireland and Europe to what is consider to be the pinnacle of the sporting calendar in Wales.

The Pembrey venue and infrastructure proved capable of hosting such a large scale event over three years from 2010 with the student musical festival Beach Break Live.

The action packed game fair traditionally attracts more than 250 trade stands, craft marquees, food halls, vintage displays, gundogs, fishing, entertainment and a host of activities and attractions in a main arena.

There will be a first class bill of entertainment, a frat of activities and plenty of demonstrations and displays to entertain all ages.

In the past at Gelli Aur and Nantyci and these have involved world champion motor cycle stunt riders, parachute displays and jousting tournament and an hysterical Dingle Fingle and the undercover policeman in an action packed show.

Game Fair press officer Adrian Simpson said: “Pembrey is a stunning location for the game fair offering all kinds of new possibilities for us including abundant camping on site.

“We were absolutely blown away with the vast acreage of varying terrain and landscape and have a lot to work with to create a stunning new home for the Welsh Game Fair.”

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