Festival of Fishkeeping offers fun for the whole family!


The Festival of Fishkeeping 2013 takes place on September 7-8 at Hounslow Urban Farm in Middlesex.

The Festival of Fishkeeping is the biggest event in the FBAS calendar and attracts the UK's best fish show-goers and their prized tropical and coldwater fish.

Hounslow Urban Farm is a new venue for the Festival, which offers something for the whole family.

You won't need to worry about the weather, because most of the events will be under cover, and on level concrete flooring - in fact the marquees are being erected now, ready for the Festival.

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

"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.

"At this event, there will be UK’s biggest display of hobbyist fish, independent traders, Japanese Koi and Discus displays, a pond display, furnished aquariums, demonstrations on how to set up, furnish and maintain aquariums and advice on all aspects of fishkeeping.

"There will be Aquarian/API Kids’ Zone for children of all ages, including face painting, bouncy castles, a Find the Fish hunt and colouring competitions with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There will also be goody bags for the children and lots more."

Admission charges
Exhibitors will have their own dedicated entrance to the site, with free admission passes issued to exhibitors who have qualifying fish for the following competitions: British Open, Pairs, Breeders, Diamond Finals and Supreme Championship Final.

Exhibitors pre-booking more than five entries into the Festival Open Show (Sunday) will be issued with a free Admission Pass (see above). Pre-booked entries must be registered with the Show Secretary by 9pm on September 4, 2013.

Please note that free admission passes are valid for the individually-named exhibitor only and are not transferable.

The normal daily admission charges to the Urban Farm (including access to all areas at the Festival) will apply to all other visitors:
£6.00 per adult
£4.50 per child (2 years and over)
£5.25 for students and OAPs
£19 per family (two adults and up to two children)
This is a full day ticket - you can come in and out all day and children under two years enter for free.

Saturday evening entertainment
In keeping with previous Festivals, there will be entertainment, food and refreshments on the Saturday evening at the Urban Farm.

Admission to the Saturday evening (7pm-11pm) costs £5 per head and will include a raffle ticket and a complementary snack.

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

For more information on the Festival email: joenethersell@gmail.com

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