About the Midland Game Fair

Find out more about the Midland Game Fair and its history


The Midland Game Fair has become a permanent fixture in many fieldsports enthusiasts and families calendars for over a decade.

Held each year at the beautiful Weston Park, the Midland Game Fair is the annual meeting place for the shooting community.

Since its inception, the Midland has become so much more, welcoming the local community and families looking for a great day out.

The Midland Game Fair…….Bringing the Countryside to Life!

Country life

The Spirit of the Midland was clear to see at the 2003 event, just prior to the Countryside March in London. Thousands of country people, all united with a common cause – to protect and celebrate our country way of life.

We have also been faced with the foot and mouth outbreak, petrol shortages and a complete upheaval due to the V Festival damaging the ground at Weston Park. Throughout all of this, the Midland has become what it is today, a fantastic weekend for all!

Key Events

The Midland is home to many of the shooting communities key events including the BASC National Clay Shooting Competition, the Chudleys Gundog & Junior Gundog Championships, the European Field Target Championship and the Terrier & Lurcher Champion of Champions to name but a few.

The History of the Midland Game Fair

The Midland Game Fair actually started off as a small quaint gathering of like-minded people on the Earl of Bradford’s lawn. The shows founder, Philip Poole, was returning from the CLA Game Fair, and thought it would be great fun to hold a similar event at Weston Park. He and a friend called in to see Lord Bradford on the way home, and the Midland Game Fair was born.