What are the dates of the 2017 Kent County Show?

Friday 07th, Saturday 08th & Sunday 09th July 2017.

What are the opening times?

8am to 6pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Are there facilities and parking for disabled people?

All entrances at the Kent County Show are accessible by disabled visitors. There is parking for the disabled which will be clearly signposted. There is also a designated disabled car park, which you will be directed to from the Main Gate (A249). We recommend that you approach the show from the M20 J7 and display your blue badge. The Kent Showground is accessible to disabled visitors. An induction loop is available in some buildings on the Showground. Toilets for the disabled are provided and will be clearly marked on the Show Map.  The Kent Showground has a permanent St Johns Ambulance facility and qualified first aid staff will be available around the Showground at all times during the Show.

Can I hire a wheelchair / mobility scooter?

Wheelchair/scooter hire will be available from Safehands Mobility. For pre booking contact Safehands Mobility 01303 274574.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a short lead (Dogs are unfortunately not permitted inside the Maidstone Exhibition Hall or the Clive Emson Conference Centre and any marquee which contains food). No dogs are allowed in the cattle marquees, sheep lines nor the goat marquee.

Is there a charge for car parking?

Car Parking is free.

Where is the Showground exactly?

On the A249 at the top of Detling Hill between junction 7 of the M20 and junction 5 of the M2.

Where is the nearest railway station?

The nearest railway station is Maidstone East.

Are there any baby changing and feeding facilities?

These brand new units may be found opposite the St John Ambulance Headquarters in the centre of the Showground.

Are there any camping and caravan sites on the Showground?

Yes, there are both caravan and camping facilities adjacent to the Showground, bookable in advance. Please visit our Caravan Park website at Scragged Oak Caravan Park.

Are there any cash points available on Show days?

Yes, there are cash machines in the centre of the Showground behind Alan Day House.

Can we bring a picnic?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. You can sit in  Murrain Wood, next to the bandstand or if you prefer by the ringside. In addition, there is a great choice of food on sale at the various catering points and there is a public restaurant opposite the cattle building. There are also bars of various types around the Showground, including cider, real ale and milk.