No Agricultural Show would be complete without the ever popular Heritage Section. The Kent County Show is particularly proud of the huge selection of vehicles that exhibit over the three days. This year the Heritage Section will move next to the Countryside area by Entrance 4.
As a country the UK has a long and prosperous history with transport. We were pioneers and along with the hugely successful Ford Motor Company and German manufacturers, led the world. Everyday the vehicles will parade in the Heritage Ring and include motorcycles, commercial, buses, pre/post war cars, tractors, steam engines and model steam. The parades start at 10.00am and continues until 4.30pm each day. A selection of vehicles travel through the Showground each day so that all our visitors have the opportunity to see these wonderful examples and will also display in the main Astor Ring at 1.30pm on Friday and 5pm on Saturday.
The enthusiasts who man the Heritage Section are always on hand to talk about the history and are more than happy to give advice about restoration projects. The Kent County Show is a great opportunity for families to show their children and grandchildren the majesty of our motoring legacy. From working Steam Engines to Rolls Royce Phantom’s the area is full of nostalgic trips down memory lane. For details of the vehicle parades see the ‘Plan your Day’ tool, details will be added soon. Hadlow College will be in the Heritage Ring every afternoon completing a Tractor Driving demonstration. Hadlow College are Kent’s premier Land-Based College and are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Learning to drive a tractor is just of many courses they run in both Farming and Horticulture. The Kent Youth Trials Bikes have riders starting from as young as five years old and teach children and teenagers the skills required to balance bikes across obstacles such as giant rocks, ride up tree trunks and jump bikes on the spot. The custom built circuit can be found next to Entrance 4 and is worth watching this heart-stopping display.
The Heritage area also houses a hidden gem, the Model Engineering Tent. Filled with model railways, model boats, collections of historic cycles, radio controlled cars and trucks, this is a haven for all things engineering. The British Horological Institute Kent Branch will have a display of model clocks and escapements and for those looking for something out of this world, the Mid Kent Astronomical Society will have meteorites solar telescope on display.
Elsewhere on the Showground new vehicle manufacturers will be happy to show you the latest models in their range.