The arena line-ups are already looking exciting, and you will love our Welsh Axe Men with their with phenomenal high rise, high speed axe racing. Also in the Andy Singleton arena, you will see the amazing Horsemen of the Knight, who will not only be wowing us with their stunt riding and jousting, but will also be debuting their new ‘Wild West’ riding show – not to be missed! Horse boarding will be continuing their national competition at fast and furious pace, and the Scurry teams will also be displaying their skills around an obsticle strewn arena course.
And for the first time at Thame you can enjoy our specialist dog arena, featuring hounds from the local hunt, gun dog displays, a gun dog clinic with top handler Nat Canon, obedience displays, and much more.
Elsewhere on the show ground you have our mini food festival with top chefs demonstrating in the Country Kitchen, including the UK’s leading crustation expert, Adrian Bartlett, who will be working with food blogger Andy Hunting to teach you how to make delicious shellfish dishes. And there will be the usual huge food marquees with a delicious taste-before-you-buy approach. Plenty to eat on the day in our piazza area, so you may want to leave your sandwiches at home… or you may want to set up your picnic area next to the Pinxton Puppets, donkey rides, children’s amusements, or Make and Take tent, and relax while they are entertained.
Moment in Time Living History and Kenneshaw Confederates will be back with their fascinating displays, and characters in constume from all over globe and time, very happy to answer any questions and discuss the merits of baking on an open fire!
Don’t forget to pop down to the Field and Fishing areas, where you could have a go at fly casting, or even enter our competition in either fly tying or casting. And if your kids are into Hunger Games you cannot miss the archery tent, where our very own ‘Katniss Everdean’ will teach you how to hit the target.
So from the thrills and spills of the main arena, the excitement of the gun dog displays, through to the more gentle craft tents to explore, with glass blowing deminstrations and speed carves in the chainsaw area, there really is something for everyone at the Thame Game and Country Fair this Easter.