Organisers of the Autumn South of England Show say they saw bumper crowds today.
With the harvest in, many farmers are already busy planting next years crops. As well as dog trails, game cooking and woodcarving demonstrations visitors enjoyed clay pigeon shooting - and the chance to be taught by local Commonwealth Champion Charlotte Kerwood.
Andy Dickenson reports. He also speaks to Michael Lambert, Chairman of the South of England Agricultural Society, and Michelle Nuds, Vice Chairman of the Autumn Show.
Seeds from Bevendean Down have been gathered and stored in the Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to preserve them for future generations.
The project aims to collect seeds from the country's best downland sites to create new wildflower sites in the city centre.
The seeds were collected with a special 'brush harvester' machine which brushes the top of the meadow to knock the seeds out and catch them.
Volunteers have also been hand harvesting seed that can not be collected mechanically, from a variety of sites.
Brighton and Hove City Council Leader Jason Kitcat said: "We are delighted that Kew has recognised how good the site is and have targeted it to use for seed collection for the Millennium Seed Bank. It's a fitting tribute to the hard work and team effort."
Thousands of people from across the region are attending an agricultural event in Sussex this weekend. The Ardingly Autumn Show and Game has been going for more than 20 years now - so Nashreen Issa went to have a look.
The three-day South of England Show has begun today. The annual celebration of the south's agricultural industry will see daredevil stunt riders as well as the annual fare of cattle, pigs and other animals on show for the public to see. The organisers are expecting thousands of people to attend.