Events Programme

Events Programme

It’s all go in our Main Ring for 2019!

Alongside our firm favourites, 2019 will see some new additions to our Main Ring timetable, including headline act the Jez Avery Stunt Show, an amazing performance on four wheels, two wheels, one wheel and no wheels and the ROLLOVER QUAD! This jaw-dropping show includes wheelies, stoppies, two-wheel driving, drifting, doughnuts and precision driving.

Another highlight will be French hunting band, Les Trompes de la Cottenciniere who return to the fair for the first time since 2015. Their infectious sounds and personalities are not to be missed.

They will be joined by pipe bands, foxhounds, gun dogs, birds of prey, a tug of war and terrier racing to name a few!

PIC © Sandy Young

Shooting for Fun

The ever-popular shooting area is one of our top attractions offering a range of new experiences and competitions for experts or those who have never before picked up a gun. 2018 will welcome lots of clay competitions to suit every age and ability. ‘Have a go’ is also on offer for those new to shooting with safety briefing and equipment provided.

Fishing for All

The fishing area, which was revamped in 2017, continues to expand and evolve with fishing enthusiasts set to enjoy an enhanced programme of events and guest speakers. There will be fishing demonstrations from industry experts and competitions on the banks of the majestic River Tay. If you need some advice on your technique, experts will be on hand at the casting clinic and there will be fly dressing demonstrations and competitions. Fisherman’s Row leads from the Game Fair show arena down to the bank of the Tay and the centre of fishing activity where we welcome thousands of anglers each year. There’s much to see and browse in 2018 with the return of the bustling ‘Fly Fishing Mall’ as well as the usual traders and activities.

The Main Ring in association with Brewin Dolphin

Whatever brings you to the Fair, there’s one area you won’t want to miss. The Main Ring is packed with exciting events on all three days of the Fair, so grab a drink or an ice cream, make yourself comfortable and enjoy the show!

09.30 Vale of Atholl Pipe Band
10.00 Terrier Racing
10.30 Clumber Spaniels
11.00 Birds of Prey
11.30 Les Trompes de la Cottenciniere
11.50 Gundogs
12.20 Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds
12.50 Jez Avery Stunt Show
13.20 Fly Fishing Demo: Andrew Toft – ‘Basic to advanced Fly Casting Skills with your single handed rod’
13.50 Vale of Atholl Pipe Band
14.20 Birds of Prey Display
14.50 Dalriada Highland
15.20 Jez Avery Stunt Show
15.50 Les Trompes de la Cottenciniere
16.20 Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds
16.45 Gundogs
17.00 Tug of war
17.20 Terrier Racing

09.30 Blairgowrie Pipe Band
10.00 Terrier Racing
10.30 Clumber Spaniels
11.00 Birds of Prey
11.30 Les Trompes de la Cottenciniere
11.50 Gundogs
12.20 Lauderdale Foxhounds
12.50 Jez Avery Stunt Show
13.20 Fly Fishing Demo: Scott McKenzine – ‘Single and double handed casting techniques’
13.50 Blairgowrie Pipe Band
14.20 Gundogs
14.50 Clumber Spaniels
15.20 Jez Avery Stunt Show
15.50 Birds of Prey
16.20 Les Trompes de la Cottenciniere
16.45 Lauderdale Foxhounds

09.30 Perth & District Pipe Band
10.00 Terrier Racing
10.40 Clumber Spaniels
11.15 Birds of Prey Display
11.45 Les Trompes de la Cottenciniere
12.10 Jez Avery Stunt Show
12.50 Gundogs
13.20 Perth & District Pipe Band
13.50 Fred Taylor Memorial Award
14.40 Birds of Prey Display
15.25 Jez Avery Stunt Show
16.05 Clumber Spaniels
16.35 Gundogs
17.05 Terrier Racing

          Meet Johnny and Sally, voices of the Main Ring

          Johnny Morison has been commentating at the fair for over 20 years, taking over from the late Jimmy McGregor. Originally Jimmy and Johnny took a top seat in the grandstand, something Johnny describes as being like two owls on a rafter. The current commentator’s booth continues the avian theme – it’s a converted henhouse!

          Cooking up a Storm!

          This year’s Cookery Theatre is going to be much bigger than before with a new standalone marquee with headline chefs and lots of exciting cookery and baking techniques, and ideas throughout the three days. The Food Hall is always a popular attraction with some of the country’s top food and drink producers to whet your appetite from smoked fish, wonderful condiments, spices, cheeses, baked goods, fudge and sweet treats; all washed down with a choice of gin, beer and whisky.

                                                                                    PIC © Sandy Young

                                                                                    Four Nations International Gundog competition

                                                                                    The Four Nations International Gundog competition will make a welcome return in 2018. We will once again welcome teams from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and hope to open this up to an international audience for the first time.  

                                                                                    GWCT Scotland

                                                                                    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s flagship stand beside the main ring is always a ‘must visit’ for all Fair goers; it will highlight the benefits of our research and how science can be readily translated into practical management advice that helps ensure a thriving countryside rich in game and other wildlife. This year’s theme will be unveiled very soon.

                                                                                    ‘Have a go’ activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • World of Gundogs – open to all with their own dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Scurry – open to all with their own dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Archery
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Various children’s activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Other Popular attractions include

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