Business Tourism The Royal Pigeon Racing Association Celebrates the 46th British Homing World Show of the Year 9 January 2018 by Visit Blackpool On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2018, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association will celebrate the 46th British Homing World Show of the Year at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The British Homing World Show of the Year is the largest of its kind in Europe. Pigeon Fanciers from across the UK will flock to Blackpool with over 2,000 homing pigeons. This year, the exhibition even boasts 120 trade stands for the attendees. The event has been held at Winter Gardens in the iconic Empress Ballroom for 41 years and this year it is expected to be hugely popular. Ian Evans, General Manager of the RPRA comments: “2018 marks the 46th anniversary of the show. This is a huge event in our calendar and it always proves to be popular amongst attendees. Pigeon racing is not simply just a hobby for the fancying community. For many, the past time helps people to stay active and social. The population of pigeon fanciers is made up of those from all different backgrounds and the event is a great chance for our members to enjoy a weekend away together. It is such a delight to host such an amazing show and gather our members and their birds all in one place providing them the opportunity of companionship and friendship.” Aside from the enjoyment it produces for the pigeon fanciers, the show itself also generates £10 million for the local economy and has contributed nearly £3 million for various charities. If you are interested in attending the Homing Show of the Year or would like any further information take a look at the Royal Pigeon Racing Association’s website.