AUTUMN SHOW

Admission: FREE parking. £5 children. Senior citizens and students £7. Adults £9. Save money with an all inclusive £23 family ticket.

This annual event is a perfect excuse to enjoy a day out in the Sussex countryside celebrating the seasonal harvest.

Traditional countryside activities will be on show with hounds demonstrating their tracking skills, sheep dogs showing off their obedience and gun dogs fetching to order. There will be birds of prey, an exhibition of poultry including chickens, ducks and turkeys, fly casting and the popular spectator sport of terrier racing with visitors being encouraged to enter their own pets into the events.

Also offering visitors the chance to try their hand at outdoor countryside sports will be Fletching-based Northall Clay Pigeon Club with a stand run by Dan Kerwood and his daughter, Charlotte, a two-time Commonwealth Games Ladies gun champion and Olympic London 2012 hopeful. There will be a chance for beginners, including children, to have a go at shooting while serious marksmen and women can try their hands at winning the £100 prizes in the High Gun and Ladies High Gun competitions.  This year also includes a Team Shoot Challenge for a gamekeeper, picker-up and beater.

South of England Agricultural SocietyOver the course of the weekend families can expect a huge array of entertainment, with something for everyone, including arena events featuring The Sussex Peggers with their Skill at Arms display, the Jez Avery stunt show, Huxley’s Birds of Prey and much, much more.

Other popular activities on offer include the much-loved donkey show (Sunday only), and an appearance from the skilled local Brighton kite flyers.  Younger visitors can also follow the Pumpkin trail and enjoy entertainment from Jonathan Cann with his stunning balloon modelling and magic tricks.

On top of all this there will be the familiar array of food and drink stands where wonderful locally produced goods will be on offer for you to sample and purchase. There is also the opportunity for visitors to view the WI and Horticultural Show entries with colourful and eye-catching displays of fruit and vegetables.

Full details from the South of England Agricultural Society website at www.autumnshow.org.uk , telephone 01444 892700 or email seas@btclick.com