Countryside Game Fair Cancelled after 57 years
It has recently been announced that the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) will no longer organize the CLA Game Fair for the forseeable future. The reason for this was due to an insufficient financial return being generated. The fair had been running since 1958.
The 2016 event was scheduled to be held at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire on 29-31 July, however this has now been cancelled and won’t be going ahead in any form
It has been stated by industry sources that the fair had an income in 2014 of £3.9m, however their costs were in the region of £4.2m leaving them with a loss of around £300,000
In a statement issued by Helen Woolley the Director general of the CLA she said it was, “Unfortunately an increasingly crowded summer calendar of outdoor events has contributed to falling attendance. This has led to the event failing to generate enough income and has made the event financially unsustainable,” she added.