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.
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.