Kevin's and Holland & Holland's 2019 Game Fair

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We are celebrating our 4th Anniversary and have added exciting new activities and partner’s to continue to provide the most authentic demonstration of the history of the Bob White quail hunting lifestyle that continues make Thomasville, Georgia the quail capital of the world.

  • The Southern Game Fair is a charity event with the funds benefiting Tall Timbers Research Station & Land Conservancy, which conducts research on the ecology and management of fire-dependent ecosystems, and its wildlife, including bob white quail in the Southeastern Coastal Plain.
  • This year, we are excited to announce that Holland & Holland be our featured shooting partner at the Kevin’s & Holland & Holland’s Southern Game Fair. The event kicks off on Thursday, November 7, 2019, with a Buffalo Trace cocktail party sponsored by Landleader and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit., featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, gunroom chats with Guy Davie from Holland & Holland and Kevin Kelly, CEO of Kevin’s. There will be an auction of a few strong sporting trips and adventures, including the opportunity to win a visit to the Holland & Holland’s Gunroom & Shooting School in London.
  • New to the event, we will host the Dock Dog Big Air WAVE & Extreme Vertical Competitions (Game Fair participants will have the opportunity for their dogs to compete in an amateur competition Friday and Saturday.)
  • Other dog demonstrations will include: Labradors with Mike Stuart from Wildrose Kennels, English Cocker Spaniels with Jay Ryglen Gun Dogs, Field Trial Education and Pointing Dog Demonstrations by Chris Mathan and Betty Shearhouse, the famous Fox Hounds and Huntsmen from Live Oak Farms will process into the delicious, plantation style-lunch elegantly on the beautiful grounds.

Event Details

Location: Greenwood Plantation Campus, Thomasville, GA- Kevin’s and Holland & Holland’s 4th Annual Southern Game Fair will be held at the beautiful and historic Greenwood Plantation Campus. The Antebellum main house is said to be one of the finest examples of Greek revival architecture in the United States.

History: Past presidents and their families have been known to visit and vacation at the Greenwood Plantation Campus. Jackie Kennedy spent time at Greenwood Plantation Campus after the assassination of President Kennedy. The letters she wrote to David Ormsby-Gore are believed to have been penned at Greenwood. Greenwood Plantation Campus is a private plantation and not normally open to the public.

Thursday, November 7, 6pm-8pm
Buffalo Trace Cocktail Party presented by Jon Kohler and Associates and Southwest Georgia Farm Credit.
Located at Greenwood Plantation
Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

Friday, November 8, 9am-3pm
Kevin’s & Holland & Holland’s 4th Annual Southern Game Fair
Located at Greenwood Plantation
Presented by Thomasville Ford Lincoln

  • Clay Target Shooting alongside gun experts from Kevin’s and Guy Davie with Holland & Holland.
  • Spotlight our Veterans in attendance with Kevin’s partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation along with celebrity guest.
  • Tall Timbers Research Station will be present for demonstrations and lectures on their controlled burning program.
  • Dock Dog Big Air WAVE & Extreme Vertical Competition on Friday and Saturday
  • Dog demonstrations throughout the day with Wildrose Kennels,and Ryglen Gundogs
  • Field Trial demonstrations with Chris Mathan Pointers and Betty Shearhouse
  • Longpine Plantation’s Clydesdales will be on site for wagon tours and photo opportunities.
  • Wild Game cooking demonstrations with area plantation chefs
  • See the world famous Live Oak Hounds and Huntsmen
  • Trick Shooting by Kayle Browning and her father. Kayle is a Team USA Shotgun Shooter and 2020 Olympic Hopeful
  • Fly fishing demonstrations.
  • Best dressed man, woman, family, and dog contest.
  • Helicopter rides by Kool Breeze over Greenwood Plantation Campus.
  • Lunch buffet provided by the Kevin’s Game Fair.
  • Hand scooped Blue Bell Ice Cream for dessert.
  • Children under 12 are free.

Friday, November 8, 3pm-6pm
Game Fair After Party Located at Greenwood Plantation

  • Open bar, live entertainment, and heavy plates
  • Auction for Shoot & Move Helicopter Experience for two
  • Auction for Patagonia Fly Fishing Trip
  • High Adventure Company is auctioning off a hunting trip for two at one of their premier lodges.
  • All auction item proceeds will benefit Tall Timbers
  • More auction items to be announced.

Saturday, November 9

Dock Dogs Competition & Family Fun
10am-5pm
Located at Greenwood Plantation
Featuring Big Air WAVE, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve, & Iron Dog Rankings. (Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender, Amateur, & Finals)

Wildrose Kennels Workshop
8am-12pm

Located at Greenwood Plantation.

Quail hunting packages available from Southwind Plantation, Rio Piedra, Pine Hill Plantation or Quail Ridge.


Local Accommodations

Southwind Plantation

670 Bower Station Rd

Attapulgus, GA 39815 

(800) 456-5208

Please ask for Joseph Sunday

www.huntsouthwind.com

South Eden Plantation

(Dog Friendly)

301 Show Boat Lane

Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 233-8285

Please ask for Kim or Gabby Sponaugle

www.southedenplantation.com

The Paxton House

(Select Dog Friendly Rooms Available)

445 Remington Ave.

Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 226-5197

thepaxton1884.com

Baymont Inn & Suites

(Dog Friendly)

1470 Remington Ave

Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 516-4020

www.wyndhamhotels.com

Best Western Plus Rose City Conference Center Inn

133 Liberty Street

Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 226-9998

www.bestwestern.com

Thomasville Bed and Breakfast

429 North Crawford Street,

Thomasville, GA 31792

(229) 227-1749

www.thomasvillebedandbreakfast.com

Hampton Inn

1950 GA-122

Thomasville, GA 31757

(229) 227-0040

www.hilton.com/en/hampton/

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

452 Liberty St

Thomasville, GA 31757

(229) 226-4666

www.guestreservations.com

Vrbo

Thomasville, GA

www.vrbo.com

Thursday - Buffalo Trace Cocktail Party

75 $75.00
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Game Fair 2019 - VIP Shooter

175 $175.00
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Game Fair 2019 - VIP Non-Shooter

100 $100.00
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Saturday - Wildrose Dog Clinic

100 $100.00
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Saturday Dock Dogs Competition - General Admission

10 $10.00
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Saturday Dock Dogs Competition - Family 4 Pack

30 $30.00
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