Thousands turn out to enjoy the Autumn Show & Game Fair
Over 13,000 people came to our 2019 Autumn Show & Game Fair on 5th and 6th October.
The show was organised as part of the Society’s charitable remit to showcase and celebrate agriculture and countryside pursuits. Any profits will be put towards helping us fulfil its educational work from inspiring school children to learn about food production and appreciate the value of our countryside, to offering travel bursaries for people working in the farming sector or helping fund agricultural research.
The show itself, which ran through the weekend 5th & 6th October, offered a whole host of hands-on activities, including country sports, countryside inspired workshops, and animal meet & greets. Furthermore, the show featured tractor and Scammel engine displays, horticultural competitions, and a jam-packed programme of entertainment for the whole family including Jonathan Marshall’s world-famous equine and falconry display.
Interaction was at the heart of this year’s show with visitors of all ages participating in over a dozen have-a-go activities including many with their four-legged dog companions, as well as clay pigeon shooting sessions, bushcraft workshops, fly fishing, blacksmithing, archery, axe throwing and more.
Iain Nicol, CEO of The South of England Agricultural Society, said:
It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying our Autumn Show & Game Fair at the showground and supporting our charity’s work. I hope everyone who attended gained some new insights into our beautiful countryside, maybe found a new countryside activity to enjoy or simply spent time with their family enjoying the great autumn outdoors.