In 1977 three young ladies, Jane Wallis, Anne Wilkinson, and Sylvia Brown decided to start a poultry club and with a £50 start-up donation from Richard the husband of Anne, Arun Valley Poultry Fanciers Society (AVPFS) was formed. The first show ever held was in the old church hall in Arundel and was a great success, from there it went from strength to strength over the next 4 decades till now.

Since forming in 1977 AVPFS has held events in numerous locations, Arundel, Worthing, Pulbrough, Pagham, Parham, Singleton, Findon and Ashington. From our initial Shows in Arundel, we now base our events at the South of England Showground, holding 3 Shows & Sales in conjunction with their Spring Live!, South of England Show and Autumn Show & Game Fair.