The Northern Shooting Show welcomed a new record of 21,323 visitors last weekend.
Now under new management, the two-day event has been running since 2016 but this was the first year Stable Events oversaw its organisation.
Held at Yorkshire Exhibition Centre in Harrogate, the popular event showcases shooting-related activities such as shotguns, airsoft, archery, bushcraft, airguns and metal target shooting with rifles. Plus there was a dedicated area for gundog demos and gamekeeper networking, as well as a new Hunt & Hall Ladies’ Lounge. Located both inside and outside, there were also hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world offering everything from country lifestyle to technical shooting gear.
Exhibitors reported a successful show, in particular George Juer, director of gunmaker Charles Lancaster. He said: “We have enjoyed two exceptional days at the Northern Shooting Show. By far the most successful show of the year for us commercially with not just sales but renewed interest in the brand. We will be booking immediately for next year.” Nick Radclyffe from Foxdenton Spirits & Liqueurs echoed the same sentiment: “Without question, this has been our best show in the last five years. Sales have far exceeded any other show. The organisers were rightly selective about who they let in, which meant there was a broad variety of traders.”
Show director James Gower added: “This event has a very loyal following from both visitors and exhibitors. The atmosphere was buoyant and buzzing all weekend with traders reporting amazing footfall and sales. It was wonderful to see so many families from across the UK enjoying themselves and having-a-go at all the different attractions on offer. We will build on this year’s success to expand the offering for visitors with even more features and exhibitors to showcase British shooting sports and the countryside. Watch this space!”
Next year, the Northern Shooting Show will be held Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2023.