Don't miss the Festival of Fishkeeping this weekend!


If you're looking for something to do this weekend, why not have a day out at the 2013 Festival of Fishkeeping, which will be taking place from September 7-8 at Hounslow Urban Farm in Middlesex?

The Festival offers a great chance to see some of the very best fish in the UK at what is the biggest event in the FBAS calendar.

"Because of the 'competitive' aspect of some displays, you will be able to see the very best quality of fishes all in full adult size and in prime condition," explains the FBAS.

There will also be Japanese Koi, Discus, a pond display, furnished aquariums, demonstrations on how to set up, furnish and maintain various types of aquariums and advice on all aspects of fishkeeping.

"We are very grateful to all our sponsors because without them there would be no Festival," the FBAS says.

"We are pleased to welcome Rolf C Hagen, Exo-Terra, Fluval, Mars Fish Care (Aquarian), Practical Fishkeeping, API, FishScience, Anglo-Aquarium Plant Co., Amwell Aquatics, Corban Discus, Chen Discus and many others."

PFK will be at this year's Festival, with editor Jeremy Gay and technical writer Nathan Hill both in attendance.

You'll find something for children of all ages at the Aquarian/API Kids’ Zone with face painting, bouncy castles, a Find the Fish hunt, and a colouring competition. There will be goody bags for the children.

There's also a petting zoo, birds of prey displays, a chance to feed the animals and animal rides.

The normal daily admission charges to the Urban Farm (including access to all areas at the Festival) apply:
Adults: £6.00
Children (aged two and over): £4.50
Students and OAPs: £5.25
Family (two adults and up to two children): £19
Children under two: Free

Your ticket is valid for the whole day, so you can come in and out as you please.

Exhibitors who have qualifying fish for the the British Open, Pairs, Breeders, Diamond Finals and Supreme Championship Final will be given free admission passes, along with those pre-booking more than five entries into the Festival Open Show (Sunday).

There will be entertainment, food and refreshments on the Saturday evening (7pm-11pm) at £5 per head, to include a raffle ticket and a snack.

Hounslow Urban Farm is located on Faggs Road, Feltham, Middlesex TW14 OLZ.

For more information contact Joe Nethersell, Festival Organiser on 020 8847 3586 or email joenethersell@gmail.com

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