Autumn Show & Game Fair at the South of England will still go ahead

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The Autumn Show & Game Fair will be taking place at the South of England Showground next weekend. The event is ‘Good to Go’ by VisitEngland and will adhere to strict new Covid-19 regulations.

The event is organised by the South of England Agricultural Society – a registered charity. As such, any profits from the Autumn Show will help towards their work in showcasing the countryside to the public.

The society supports people across the South who have interests or involvements in agriculture and other related land-based industries. Its work inspires schoolchildren to learn about the land and where their food comes from. And offers travel bursaries for people working in the farming sector. It also helps with funding towards agricultural research.

What will the show be like?

Government guidelines do mean that some hands-on activities will have to be restricted this year. But the show still has a superb programme. This will include demonstrations and displays that celebrate the British countryside. And will feature the ever-popular shopping opportunities from local and independent producers. With everything from homemade fudge to dog training equipment on offer.

Animals lovers can meet and learn about farmyard favourites in the Animal Barn. This is a great place to admire the wagging tails of the rare breed gundogs, and be mesmerised by the capabilities of ferrets and birds of prey.

Can we eat there?

Foodies will be in their element with stalls from local and independent producers. Plus, there will be a plethora of mouth-watering food stalls to choose from when it comes to eating at the event.

While the Pumpkin Trail around the showground and Ridley’s funfair are sure to be a hit with the children, the Brighton Kite Flyers’ will impress everyone with their huge kites and synchronised displays.

Unique vintage agricultural machinery, Scammell and traction engines will also be on display to recreate and educate about a bygone era. The clay shooting competition will still be available for adults and juniors. And experts will be on hand to demonstrate their skills in fly fishing and hedge laying.

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The show will take place at The South of England Showground in Ardingly on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October, between 9am and 5pm each day.

For the protection of everyone at the event, tickets to the Autumn Show and Game Fair 2020 will be limited and should be booked at before arrival.