Pigeon Weekend " Blackpool"
For all you pigeon lovers why not treat yourself to one of the largest pigeon weekends in the world, being held at the winter gardens, Blackpool.
Friday 17th till 19th Jan 2020
The Blackpool show is without a doubt one of the largest in the world and regularly attracts around 25,000 visitors.
It is held the third weekend in January each year, and is one of Blackpool's busiest weekends, when hoteliers, resturants, taxi drivers and shop keepers welcome pigeon fanciers and their families with open arms! For it is truly a family event. Pigeon fanciers can buy anything from a £25,000 mahogany loft to bags of corn at one of the 200 or so stands. Thousands of pigeons change hands at sales and auctions where sums of £10 to £10,000 can be paid for a pedigree racing pigeon or its offsprings.
Events are held for fanciers, while wives and partners can go to the variety shops. There is a real brotherhood of fanciers and friends who will meet up from various parts of the country having not seen each other since the last show.
Of course there is a serious side to the show and what can be termed the 'Crufts of pigeon world'. Around 25,000 pigeons are on display all trying to win 'best in show' with the winner going on to the supreme champion class. To enter this class your pigeon must have won at a pigeon show in the previous 12 months. There's alot of kudos winning at Blackpool and indeed the same for any fancier who is invited to judge - it is a great honour for them.
When all the above hard work is done, the money is counted and all the profit goes to various charities. It supports the 'British fancier' pigeon lung research team with a sizable grant each year that enables them to carry on research into respiratory disease. They are also now ASBAH'S single largest donors with over £440,000!.
Prices start from:
£65pp BB ( Fri-Sun).
The Blenheim Mount
207 promenade Blackpool Lancs FY1 5DL 01253 625867..
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EntertainmentEntertainment on selected nights