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A return for the marching band!

March 26th, 2014

The Kent County Show are delighted to announce that 2014 will see the return of a marching band. The Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers will be playing in the main Astor Ring twice a day throughout the Show. It was in 1856 the Royal Engineers and the Sappers and Miners amalgamated, and…

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July 14th, 2013

Organisers of the Kent County Show on 12th, 13th 14th July 2013 are happy to report that after an all time record for online advance sales, the attendance figures for Friday 12th July were double to that of the previous years. Kevin Attwood, Chairman said “We are delighted that yesterday went so well.  The Kent…

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What a Scorcher!!!

July 8th, 2013

Well after two years of rain, it looks very likely that the Kent County Show 2013 will be bathed in beautiful sunshine. Can we really believe that the summer is finally here!  There is nothing better than a day out in the glorious sunshine and how glad are we that our campaign this year features…

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Getting Crafty

June 27th, 2013

The Kent County Show 2013 has a large number of creative exhibitors and competitions that people can take part in both before and during the Show. The annual Show takes place on 12th, 13th and 14th July and the organisers have listened to public opinion and are offering visitors the chance to take part in…

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Food and Farming High on the Agenda

June 27th, 2013

Food and Farming two issues that affect every single one of us will feature extensively at the 2013 Kent County Show, 12th, 13th and 14th July. With the recent scandal surrounding processed meat, the Kent County Agricultural Society, organisers of the annual event are keen to showcase local traceable food and farming. The Living Land…

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Horses for Courses

June 27th, 2013

The Kent County Show will be hosting many Horse of the Year Qualifiers during the three day event at the County Showground, Detling.  These prestigious qualifiers are part of the outdoor season ahead of the main event, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham from 9th – 13th October. For visitors with an interest in…

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Field to Fork

June 27th, 2013

No County Show is complete without food taking centre stage and the Kent County Show is no exception. There will be plenty of local produce from ‘The Garden of England’ when gates open of Friday 12th July for the three day celebration. Produced in Kent will have a large area dedicated to local artisan producers…

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Exciting Line Up for 2013

June 27th, 2013

The Kent County Agricultural Society, organisers of the annual Kent County Show have confirmed the entertainment and entrance prices for visitors to the 2013 Show which will be held on 12, 13, 14 July 2013. The 2013 Show will see the spacious Clive Emson Exhibition Hall transformed into an interactive creative craft area. The Creative…

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Canine Capers

June 27th, 2013

The new Canine Area will be ‘A Whole World of Fun’ for dogs. The Kennel Club and Paws in the Park are hosting a range of activities for your four-legged friend. The Kent County Show welcomes dogs to the Show as long as they are kept on a lead and owners responsibly clear up behind…

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A Whole World of Fun

June 27th, 2013

Entertainment is high on the list of activities at this year’s Kent County Show.  Show Manager, Lucy Hegarty said “A day out is exactly what it should be, a whole day.  The Kent County Show opens at 8am and closes at 6pm and we have entertainment throughout the day”. Lucy continued “The Main Astor Ring…

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Recipes from local Chefs

July 18th, 2012

The Why Farming Matters in Kent area hosted a successful three days of cookery demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre.  Visitors were able to watch local chefs create mouth watering recipes, many using Kentish ingredients.  They proved so popular that we have decided to add their recipes to the Kent County Show site so you can…

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‘The Peoples Monarch’

July 10th, 2012

The People’s Monarch is a giant portrait of the Queen made entirely from photos of the public.  Commissioned by BBC South East to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, the artwork has been on show at Turner Contemporary in Margate. The Kent County Show is delighted that BBC South East are allowing the incredible installation to…

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Local Art Attack!

July 5th, 2012

The Kent Showground is in full swing preparing for the 2012 Show and this year exhibitors and visitors will spot something a little bit different!  Local artist Joe Clark has embraced the spirit of the county’s agricultural event and painted a colourful farm scene on one of the buildings.  Joe took three days to complete…

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Kent Show gets an app!

June 21st, 2012

The Kent County Show is thrilled to announce that as of today, we have our very own iphone app. It is a completely free app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.  Simply search for Kent Show.  It is a fantastic app that will help you plan a memorable day at the Kent…

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Showground Campsite

April 29th, 2012

Campers planning to stay in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the Kent Showground, Detling, near Maidstone, can now enjoy newly-installed shower facilities. The 1.5 acre site, open April to October, offers 80 well-sheltered pitches nestling on the edge of ancient woodland and within easy walking distance of the showground’s events area. Roger Moore,…

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All aboard for another success!

April 5th, 2012

Organisers of the third annual Heritage Transport Show are delighted with the event that took place on Saturday 31st March 2012. Lucy Hegarty event organiser, said “We had over 5,000 people on site on Saturday and there was a marked increase in the number of vintage vehicles.  The Maidstone and District and East Kent Bus…

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Heritage Show welcomes vehicles from afar!

February 23rd, 2012

The Kent County Agricultural Society, organisers of the annual Heritage Transport Show and Auction will have over 250 classic and vintage vehicles at the one-day event on Saturday 31st March. The Show, which takes place at the County Showground in Detling, has grown over the past few years and is attracting vehicles from around the…

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A New Massey Generation

February 12th, 2012

The Kent County Agricultural Society as a farming organisation has always embraced the Heritage Section of the annual Show where visitors are fascinated by the farm machinery both modern and vintage. The progression from the Kent County Show to the Detling Steam Rally to the new Heritage Transport Day was an opportunity for the exhibitors…

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AEC Centenary Celebration

January 17th, 2012

Kent County Agricultural Society’s Heritage Transport Show and Auction on Saturday 31st March 2012 will pay homage to the AEC Centenary.  The event at the Kent Showgound, Maidstone will be one of many celebrations throughout the Country to honour AEC buses, lorries, coaches and engines manufactured from 1912 until 1979. Roland Graves from Vigo, Kent…

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Ticket Prices & Trade Stands

December 4th, 2011

The 2012 ticket prices have been announced and the good news is that child tickets are half price when you purchase on the gate on either Saturday or Sunday.  Of course you can’t get cheaper than FREE and 2 child tickets are complimentary with every advance adult ticket purchased. Trade Stand application forms are available…

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