The Game Fair has been cancelled due to the wet weather, according to organisers the Country Land and Business Association.
The event was due to be held at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, on 20-22 July 2012.
But CLA president Harry Cotterell said on Twitter that the show could not go ahead “despite heroic efforts by the team in appalling conditions”.
With great regret the CLA said today (12 July) that exceptionally bad weather has forced it to take the “heartbreaking decision” to cancel this year’s CLA Game Fair, at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire.
CLA director general Helen Woolley said: “I am extremely sad to say the heavy rain in the run-up to this year’s CLA Game Fair has left us with no choice but to take the heartbreaking decision to cancel the show.
“It is a devastating blow for the CLA team, contractors, exhibitors and the hoards of visitors and guests who make the CLA Game Fair the world’s greatest country show.
“I feel enormously sorry for all those who were so looking forward to this year’s event. The CLA Game Fair will return next year.”
Mrs Woolley paid tribute to the CLA Game Fair team who fought hard to prepare the rain-drenched site for the show.
She said: “The show’s construction team worked tirelessly to make the show go on, battling the elements from dawn to dusk. They have really gone the extra mile, putting everything into giving the show its best possible chance of going ahead.”