On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6thOctober 2019 the ever-popular Autumn Show & Game Fair will return to the iconic South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex.Offering the perfect autumnal day out for all ages,with children under 16 offered entry free of charge*,the show will feature a plethora of countrysidesports andactivitiesand mouth-watering food and drink stallsall designed to celebratethe joys of agriculture, countryside pursuitsand 2019’s harvest.
Dog lovers will rejoice as their four-leggedfriends can accompany them tothe event and even participateinthe agility courseand ‘have a go’ scurries. There will also be terrier racing and gundog displays,plus plenty of other canine inspired activitiesand shopping stands to treat the furry members of the familyand get those tails wagging.
In true countryside sporting style, visitors to the show canalsotry their hand at clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing, falconry, archery, axe throwingand more, while gardening enthusiasts can admire the various horticultural displays and take part inthe gardener’s Q&A sessions..
Tradition and heritage will be at the heart of 2019’s show with dozens of unique vintage agricultural machinery, Scammel and traction engines on display to recreateand educate about thebygone eraof farming.
Regardless of age, everyoneis sure to love Jonathan Marshall’s world famous equine and falconry display, and the popular pumpkin trail will be back,offeringchildren a fun journey around the showground,stopping off to see the rabbits, Sussex Cattleand other farm animals,traditional funfair,ponyrides,kite flying and mini steam train.
Iain Nicol, CEO of The South of England Agricultural Society which organises the show, said:
“Autumn is such a wonderful time of year in the countryside and our October event features a jam-packed programme of entertainment and activities to celebrate the season and the great outdoors. Our focus is very much on encouraging visitors of all ages -even the canine members of the family -to ‘have a go’ at the numerous countryside pursuits on offer.
While the event is most definately designed to offer a wonderful day out in the family calendar, there’s also another important reason we host these shows each season -The South of England Agricultural Society is in fact a charity. As such, all of the profits from the Autumn Show will help support people across the South with an interest or involvement in agriculture and other related land-based industries and enable us to showcase the countryside and it’s industries to the public at our four seasonal shows. From inspiring school children to learn about the land, to offering travel bursaries for people working in the farming sector or helping with funding towards agricultural research -when you buy a ticket for the Autumn Show & Game Fair,you will also be doing your bit to help the future generation.”
Tickets for the Autumn Show & Game Fair 2019 cost £10.80 for adults and £9for seniors/students including a 10% online discount (ends midnight 4.10.19). *Under 16s go free with a paying adult. Tickets available www.seas.org.uk