The Game Fair celebrated its Diamond anniversary in emphatic style on Friday 27 July. Huge crowds gathered to watch the opening ceremony, as organisers and industry representatives, including Lord Hertford welcomed guests to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire.
The celebrations began with the Red Devils skydiving team parachuting into the Brewing Dolphin Main Arena. This was followed by a 60-gun salute officially marking the opening of the 60th countryside festival.
Managing Director of the Game Fair, James Gower commented: “This mornings demonstrated a stunning spectacle as many gathered to witness a truly momentous occasion performed by a group of passionate individuals . Its a real pleasure to welcome the exhibitors, our sponsors, and most importantly, our visitors who have all congregated to celebrate our great British countryside.”
Lord Hertford, the ninth Marquess of Hertford and owner of Ragley Hall, also celebrated his 60th birthday earlier this year. He said of the landmark event: “This festival brings people together. I love the community spirit. I love the camaraderie. And I love the passion there is for the countryside at the Game Fair.”