THE CLA Game Fair has become the latest event to fall victim to the weather.
Organisers have just announced that the event, due to take place at Belvoir Castle from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, will not go ahead because the site is waterlogged.
CLA Director General Helen Woolley said: “I am extremely sad to say the heavy rain in the run-up to this year’s CLA Game Fair has left us with no choice but to take the heartbreaking decision to cancel the show. It is a devastating blow for the CLA team, contractors, exhibitors and the hoards of visitors and guests who make the CLA Game Fair the world’s greatest country show.
“I feel enormously sorry for all those who were so looking forward to this year’s event. The CLA Game Fair will return next year.”
CLA Game Fair Director Andrew Crawford said: “This was to be my first CLA Game Fair and, naturally, I am incredibly disappointed that the show has been cancelled. My team worked like Trojans in the hope the show could go on, but, sadly, it was not to be.
“I can only say sorry to all those affected and we promise to make the process for them now as painless as possible. We will, of course, honour the terms and conditions of all contracts, and members of the public who have bought advance tickets should visit the CLA Game Fair website at www.gamefair.co.uk to apply for refunds.”