All you need to know about the Midland Game Fair 2018

Big-name brands and expert advice are standard at the MGF.

Big-name brands and expert advice are standard at the MGF. - Credit: Archant

Anticipation is building for the 36th Midland Game Fair, held in the spectacular grounds of Weston Park in Shropshire on September 15 and 16

Try before you buy!

Try before you buy! - Credit: Archant

As the annual meeting place for the airgun community, the Midland Game Fair has always remained true to its roots, with Airgun Expo very much at the heart of the event. This year sees another major development with the relocation of Airgun Expo, which now takes centre stage within the new ‘Festival of Shooting’.

Who will be there?

With all of the leading airgun brands in attendance and supported by specialist retailers, have-a-go-opportunities, expert guidance, tips and sporting competitions, Airgun Expo really is the place to be, whether you’re a dedicated airgunning enthusiast or a complete novice looking to get into airgun sport.

You can try out all of the latest models from the leading manufacturers on their own dedicated ranges, located adjacent to their exhibition stands packed with all of their latest products with experts on hand for any advice you may need. Brands in attendance this year include: Air Arms, Brocock, BSA, Crosman, Daystate, Gamo, FX, Umarex and Walther. Once you’ve decided which rifle is right for you, pick up all of your essential equipment from some of the UK’s leading specialist retailers.

All ages and skill levels are fully catered for, here.

All ages and skill levels are fully catered for, here. - Credit: Archant

Want to get involved?

The BASC will be offering a comprehensive airgun coaching programme, and have-a-go opportunities for all abilities, from the complete novice, right up to experienced shots looking to brush up on their skills. If you’ve been thinking about trying something different, ‘The Air Arms Experience’ will allow you to try your hand at a number of different airgun disciplines, including hunter field target, target sprint, field target, pistol and much more, all supported by experienced coaches and competitors.

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For those at the pinnacle of airgun target sport, the Midland Game Fair is also proud to be home to the 27th European Field Target Championships. Hosted over both days of the event, 160 competitors from across Europe and beyond, battle it out over two courses set to the BFTA Main Shoot rules. Renowned across the globe for the high level of competition, the ‘Euros’ are widely considered to be the premier FT championships outside the World’s.

The annual meeting place for country sports enthusiasts

The Midland Game Fair offers a great day out for the whole family; over 700 exhibition stands, full Main Arena programme, Festival of Country Food, Fishing Village, Falconry Festival, Working Dog Village, craft and antique fairs, and much, much more. At just £17 per adult in advance, with under-16s going free, the Midland offers unparalleled value for money.

So, what are you waiting for?

To enjoy your full weekend of airgunning adventures, please visit to book your tickets.