THE Westcountry Smallholders Show has a large presence at the West of England Game Fair, now celebrating its 24th year.

This event at the Bath and West showground on March 16 and17 sees a big increase in the range and number of smallholder stands.

From a variety of demonstrations and have-a-go activities to poultry sales, smallholder products and a variety of animals and birds on display, the Exmoor Halls will be packed with hands on activities, information and advice, and enticing locally-crafted smallholder goods.

There’ll be alpaca products, a wheel wright, chicken houses and kennels, bird boxes, South East Somerset Beekeepers Association; Somerset Smallholders Association and more.

There is a resurgent interest in all things smallholding, from growing a few vegetables in a patio container to keeping hens in the garden, from rural crafts to wholesale self-sufficiency. For anyone wishing to find out more there is also the chance to join the local Smallholders Association or to ask their advice at the show.

The West of England Game Fair has a wonderful mix of have-a-go activities including archery, willow making; Terrier and Lurcher shows, family dog show, air rifles (including a competition for under 13 year olds) and clay shooting; fascinating demonstrations both indoor and outdoor – top names in the areas of falconry, wildfowling, ferreting, gun dog training, fly casting and more.

These fantastic features and demonstrations are all combined with an incredible countryside shopping experience.

Stay stylish with the latest fashions; keep up to date with new products, excellent advice and, of course, plenty of the main brands, shotguns, accessories, fishing items and more.

Not only does the West of England Game Fair entertain, but it provides a platform for countryside traditions to be promoted and supported.

It is certainly a total countryside experience for all the family and a great day out.

You can keep up to date with everything happening at the show by visiting our website or joining our Facebook group and following us on Twitter @WestGamefair and Instagram.

To book your tickets in advance and save money visit or call the ticket office (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) on 01392 421500.