Nature conservation, family cuisine and a tribute to the singer-songwriter Patxi Andión in the new edition of FERCATUR
The National Fair for Hunting, Fishing and Nature Tourism (Fercatur 2022) will be held from September 23 to 25 at the Ciudad Real Pavilion. It will have a total of 70 exhibitors, more than 7,000 square meters of exhibition space and 63 activities for all tastes and all ages. The Provincial Council of Ciudad Real sponsors the event organized by the Business Federation of Ciudad Real (Fecir CEOE-Cepyme) and which also has a collaboration with the City Council of Ciudad Real, the Community Board, Impefe and Globalcaja. The fair wants to “return to a benchmark” for hunting activity, to be a meeting of professionals and amateurs.
“The aim of this fair continues to be to promote the importance of the hunting sector and natural tourism in our province and in our region, through an event for all audiences, but at the same time increasing its professionalism,” he said in the presentation of the event Carlos Marin, president of the employers’ association of Ciudad Real.
There will be 70 exhibitors, with companies from across Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid, Extremadura, Castile and León, Andalusia, the Valencian Community and Galicia, as well as an exhibitor from Pakistan. They will offer products related to hunting gastronomy, hunting clothing, cutlery, optics, vehicles, security, hunting crafts, armory, hunting management, animals, fishing and hunting articles, bio and grooming.
The town councils also did not want to be left out of the event and there will be a promotion of Ruydera, Valdepeñas, Argamasilla de Alba, Saceruela, Almodovar del Campo, Pedro Muñoz, Argamasilla de Calatrava, Villanueva de los Infantes and Solana del Pino, in addition to the town council of Ciudad Real. There will also be stands from the Provincial Council, the Community Board and associations such as Ática, Aproca, Artemisan, the Hunting Federation, Amfar or Afammer.
60 activity suggestions
New this year, the rehals are back, family cooking activities are included, the Ciudad Real Museum of Hunting and Nature will be featured and there will be a wide repertoire of falconry activities with summer bird of prey exhibitions and ferret hunting in Mayano, and even an introductory falconry workshop be included. Similarly, singer-songwriter Patxi Andión will be honored and there will be a parade of industry-leading hunting clothing.
In addition, traditional activities are maintained, which are very well received, such as the demonstrations of the three finalists of the “Beccus” National Game Cooking Competition, such as Diego Morales of Restaurante Señor Pérez; Andres Rodriguez, of Cocktail Gourmet Restaurant; and Jose Daniel Fernandez of La Abuela Cándida.
There will also be presentations of books such as “La Montería. My experiences’ and conferences on ‘Women with hunting’, hunting and health, the animal welfare bill and the amendment of the penal code for abuse, partridge, spreading the hunt through social networks or the ‘Book of Montería de Alfonso XI’, among others with other topics. Likewise, on Saturday, September 24, the Vicario Dam will host the IV Sports Fishing Competition, organized by the Castilla-La Mancha Fishing Federation and the Ciudad Real Fishing School.
for the little ones
The fair will also offer activities for the little ones, such as a children’s workshop “Fauna Conservation for Curious Minds” or archery. In addition, schools will be able to visit the exhibition of self-defense and dog training by the command of the Civil Guard of Ciudad Real.
The program is completed with permanent and interactive activities such as a virtual shooting simulator, an exhibition of hunting trophies, another exhibition of hunting paintings by José Manuel Exojo, an exhibition at the Museum of Hunting in Ciudad Real, an exhibition of hunting racks and an exhibition of day, night and birds of prey.
The Hunting, Fishing and Nature Tourism Fair will be open from 11am to 9pm on both Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, September 25th. Admission is free and free. The registration deadline for activities that require pre-registration, such as cooking shows and workshops, will begin soon.