Crowds flock to autumn show

Glorious seasonal sunshine attracted more than 15,800 visitors to the 2012 Autumn Show & Game Fair held at the South of England Centre, Ardingly, over the weekend (6 & 7 October).

The wide variety of countryside attractions and entertainment, catering for all tastes, proved a winning formula with those who flocked to the Sussex showground.

New attractions, including the Terrier and Lurcher Show, the Flying Foxes Side Saddle Display Team and Ridgeway Lurcher Display, were engaging and fun for the whole family.

Jim Rutherford, Chairman of the Autumn Show & Game Fair committee, said: “We were so fortunate with the fantastic weather and delighted with that once again our supporters came out in force for the last major event in our 2012 calendar. It really was a true celebration of our glorious countryside.”

Show visitors thronged to experience all of the sights and sounds of harvest time, including country crafts, vintage machinery, classic cars, falconry and horticulture.

Many were captivated by the donkey show, pumpkin trail and fairground among things provided especially for the younger visitors.

Pictured (above) the First Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers Corps of Drums and (below)the Flying Foxes Side Saddle Display Team.


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