Burghley Game and Country Fair

May 29th, 30th & 31st 2021

Arena Events

Family Entertainment

Have-A-Go Country Sports


Steam & Vintage

Craft Marquees

Book you tickets for your chosen day. Please remember tickets are limited this year and the event will be following government guidelines as set at the time of the event. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you all again. 

Burghley Game & Country Fair            Show Information

Admission At The Show:
Please note that Advanced Tickets
Guarantees Entry

Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15.00 

Over 65’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £14.00 

Child (5-15 incl) . . . . . . . . . £4.00 


Date and Time

Sat, 29 May 2021, 10:00 –

Mon, 31 May 2021, 18:00 BST


Burghley House






Event Description

Set within the beautiful surroundings of Burghley House, Stamford. This show has grown to be a favourite with locals offering excellent country sports demonstrations and arena displays. This year will be different and following the government roadmap this event will be subject to the government guidelines set at the time of the event. We expect this to include a limit on visitor numbers into the event each day and as a result the event has been extended from a two day event to three days for to be able to proceed and control this.

Unfortunately, this does mean that some of your favourite arena events will be unable to join us this year but we hope that you will still be able to enjoy all on offer and stay safe.

The World of Dogs offers the very best in dog displays accompanied by a gun dog clinic, multi-scurry, fun dog show, chase the bunny, lurcher  racing and showing. Something for every dog lover and country enthusiast, so don’t leave your dog at home.

There is also the opportunity to have a go at clay shooting weather your a novice, beginner or an expert with your own gun there is tuition and advice on hand. The shooting village offers field archery and a range of airgun disciplines with ATEO – Airgun training and education organisation.

While the Food Glorious Food offers a range of selected national and local food producers and specialist street foods and drinks. Here you will find the country kitchen hosting a number of cookery demonstrations throughout the day – the perfect place to relax and unwind.

A large craft village with craft marquees and craft demonstrations such as Glass Blowing, Blacksmiths and Chainsaw Carving is the perfect place to buy that unique gift. With country clothing, quality country trade stands and children’s amusements we can offer you an unbeatable family day out in the stunning grounds of Burghley House.

Dogs are very welcome – All we would ask is that you keep them on a lead (unless they are participating in an organised event) and that you clear up after them. Please do not leave dogs unattended in hot cars.

*Please be aware that there are a lot of loud bangs on the site in the vicinity of the gun dog scurries (from the dummy launcher) and in the clay shooting area at some shows. If your dog is stressed by loud bangs it may be kinder to leave them at home.

Thame Country Fair and Covid-19 Visitor Guidelines

To comply with Government Guidelines and Advice, we have made the following changes and recommendations for show visitors to observe and follow. Help us to help you stay Safe.

Entry / Attending the Show

  • Entry to the show has changed to encourage advanced ticket sales for guaranteed entry on the day of your choice and provide electronic data for track and trace.
  • A limited number of on the day ticket sales will be made available, and attendee’s information will need to be manually recorded or the NHS QR code and App used to record entry.
  • The NHS QR Code will be made available to anyone entering the show should they wish to use it, even if data has already been recorded via advanced ticket sales.
  • Upon arrival to the show entry points a combination of crowd control barriers, markers and security stewards will be used to control and maintain social distancing in queues. Road cones and stakes to be used to indicate 2m distancing which is to be observed.
  • Hand sanitizers will be available on entry to the show and sited around the show site. We do however, advise that you bring along your own hand sanitizer for your own use.
  • Social bubbles will be welcome and groups attending will be determined by the number set in the Government Guidelines at the time of the event. We are currently working on 6 (Initial roadmap indicates up to 30)
  • Anyone feeling unwell should not attend the show.
  • Anyone arriving to the show and looking unwell may be refused entry to the show.

In the Show

  • Hand sanitizers will be located in prime locations including toilet areas, catering areas etc.
  • Queuing system (using cones / markers and crowd control barriers) to be used around the show where needed.
  • Walkways will be wider to enhance social distancing
  • Event Marshalls and Security will have a large presence in the show and will monitor social distancing and be on hand to give advice.
  • The main arena will house separate viewing pads around its perimeter, these will have limited numbers in each section to achieve social distancing and will be monitored and maintained by security.
  • The cookery demonstration kitchen will have arranged seating for individual bubbles, entry will be limited and controlled by security on entry points into the marquee.
  • Catering Areas to have socially distancing seating with the use of picnic benches.
  • One-way systems may be in place in pinch point areas including the lion bridge. Please observe signage and security in these areas
  • When leaving the Show, please observe the rules when returning to your car and maintain social distancing
  • Drive home safely

Enhanced Cleaning

  • Extra bins and litter pickers will be present at the show.
  • Cleaning of surfaces including tables, benches and touch surfaces will be cleaned before, during and after each show day.
  • Toilets will be chemically cleaned before and during the show. Please note that this may include closing of toilets while in operation so please be patient.

Enhanced First Aid

Our first aid team will be enhanced to cover all eventualities including suspect Covid cases. The first aid point will be identified with first aid flags and banners, marquees, an Ambulance and emergency vehicles and will be located in a prominent position.

Should you require first aid at the show you will be assessed for the appropriate treatment and taken to the non-covid or covid treatment marquee.

Please be aware that the first aiders will be in full PPE or even full hazmat equipment.

Should you feel unwell before arriving to the show please stay at home.


  • Enjoy the Show
  • Follow all the information and directional signs at the show
  • Please keep 2m from others
  • Respect and consider others
  • Keep all Dogs in control and on a lead
  • Please remember that all of the extra measures are to keep you, exhibitors, security and all Living Heritage Staff safe. We hope to see you all again next year and hope that we can bring you back the show that we all love and remember with less covid restrictions.

Disabled Facilities

We have disabled loos and we will attempt to park you as close to the entrance as possible (speak to the car park attendant when you arrive). Please be aware that the show is held on grassed open ground.
Advanced Mobility will be attending this show and will have mobility scooters available for hire. You are advised to pre-book either call or visit the web site https://www.advanced-mobility.co.uk/events-summary 



Q. What will happen if the show is cancelled due to Covid-19?

A. If the show is cancelled due to Covid-19 or due to government lockdowns a full refund or transfer of tickets will be offered. Unfortunately, this does not cover individual non- attendance.

Q. I kept my tickets from last year, what do I need to do?

A. Your tickets will be automatically transferred so you don’t need to do anything. However, you may be contacted nearer the show to confirm the day you wish to attend and a new ticket issued.

Q. I have brought tickets and wish to change the day, can I do this?

A. Yes, up to a week before the event, or until the limit has been reached whichever is first.

Q. Will there be any covid restrictions at the show?

A. It is highly likely that there will be restrictions in place including the number of visitors per day. Government restrictions at the time of the event will be followed and will be announced in our terms of entry and updated on our web site prior to the event.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at the show.

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