Membership

Society Membership

The South of England Agricultural Society is a charity with a rich heritage dating back to the 1830s promoting the interests, development and sustenance of land-based industries and rural communities across the region.

Your membership ensures that we can continue to fund and support our work promoting the knowledge and understanding of countryside matters and develop the Society for generations to come.

Benefits for all members

All members enjoy the following benefits:
The Membership year runs 1 January to 31 December (regardless of initial joining date).

FREE entry to South of England Show, Spring Live!, Autumn Show & Game Fair and Winter Fair

FREE forward parking at the South of England Show, up to 10am, on a first come, first served basis
Exclusive access to the Members’ Area and opportunity to purchase 3 day guest passes for the South of England Show
Reduced entry fees for Livestock, Equestrian and Horticulture exhibitors
Attendance and voting rights at the South of England Agricultural AGM

FREE copy of the newsletter ‘Seasons News’

Discounted rates on venue hire
Two-for-one tickets for seven International Antiques and Collectors Fairs
Free or reduced price tickets on selected shows

The option to be nominated to Council

Membership options

The Membership year runs 1 January to 31 December regardless of initial joining date.

From 2022 we will no longer be offering a Family Membership option. Children under 16 can now enter the Shows and the exclusive Members Areas free of charge and without the need for a badge, when accompanied by a Society Member.

Young Persons Membership £30

For individuals aged 16 - 21 years old at time of purchase.
  • Includes all 10 membership benefits as above
  • Guest passes for the South of England Show at £40 per person

Individual Membership £56

For adult individuals
  • Includes all 10 membership benefits as above
  • Guest passes for the South of England Show at £40 per person

Joint Membership £100

For 2 adults at the same address
  • Includes all 10 membership benefits as above
  • Guest passes for the South of England Show at £40 per person

Vice President Membership £116

Includes all 10 membership benefits as above plus…
  • Exclusive Area at the South of England Show
  • One Guest badge to the South of England Show
  • One guest to gain free entry into Autumn Show and Game Fair, Spring Live! and Winter Fair (entry gained with membership card at the time of Member arriving at the Show)
  • Dedicated VP forward parking at the South of England Show
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase 3-day VP Guest Badges for the South of England Show at £45 per person

Governor Membership £305

Includes all 10 membership benefits as above plus…
  • Exclusive Areas at the South of England Show
  • Two Guest badges to the South of England Show
  • Two guests to gain free entry into Autumn Show and Game Fair, Spring Live! and Winter Fair (entry gained with Member)
  • A complimentary Show programme available on attendance at the South of England Show
  • Premium parking at the South of England Show
  • Governor Guest passes for the South of England Show at £55 per person

Term Memberships £255 / £515

Term memberships make a really special gift and are not subject to any increase in membership fees during the term. Available for individuals only.
  • Individual 5 Year Term Membership £255
  • Individual 10 Year Term Membership £515

Life Memberships £1,500 / £2,500 / £3,500

Life Members enjoy all the benefits of the full annual membership of each category.
  • Individual Life Membership £1,500
  • Life Vice President Membership £2,500
  • Life Governor Membership £3,500

Membership Packs

Members can enter the shows by scanning in with their new 2022 cards which have a QR code. This removes the need for Members to book tickets for each show. It will take 4-6 weeks to receive your membership pack from receipt of your membership purchase. Members purchasing close to show dates will be able to use their email confirmation of membership to enter the show. For 2022 Members can collect their badges (including guest badges) at the Membership stand outside the Norfolk Pavilion at the South of England Show – Vice President and Governor packs will be sent in advance.

 

Membership Application Form

Please complete the Membership Application Form below to apply for/renew your membership.

You will need these prefixes if you are renewing your membership:

M = Individual Member, JM = Joint Member, VP = Vice President, G = Governor

 

If you would like to pay by cash or cheque, please download the 2022 MEMBERSHIP FORM and send your completed copy with payment to:

South of England Agricultural Society, South of England Showground, Selsfield Road, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL

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See how your membership makes a difference

To see how your membership helps us, click on the orange boxes below to read our stories. You can also help us continue to make a difference by making a donation. Have a look at our donations page, which can be found at the top of this page, for more information.