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Statement from the Kent County Agricultural Society on COVID-19

The Kent County Agricultural Society holds the health and well-being of our staff, visitors, members, and contractors at the heart of everything we do. In light of the ongoing advice from the government this week, we have the following updates in regard to our upcoming events.

Kent County Show

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Kent County Show.

Over the last few weeks, we have investigated every possibility to still hold the Show in a way that is safe for all. However, as the situation continues to develop, it has become clear that we have no alternative but to cancel the Show.

This decision was not made easily. As a board of directors and a staff team, the Kent County Show is central to what we do, and we know many of our visitors, competitors, and exhibitors will be just as disappointed as we are to hear this news.

The Kent County Agricultural Society takes pride in supporting the county’s farming and rural communities. We may not be running the Show this year, but we will continue to support Kent’s agricultural and farming communities where we can and will work hard to see the Kent County Show return in 2021.

We would like to take this time to thank our members, sponsors, exhibitors, competitors, visitors and volunteers. Your support is essential to the ongoing work of the Society. Now more than ever.

We will be contacting all trade stands, sponsors and those who have purchased tickets for the Kent County Show to discuss their options in the next few days. Please bear with us as we work through this.

We will continue to keep you informed of any further developments during this unprecedented time and look forward to welcoming you back to the Kent County Show on 9, 10, 11 July 2021.

The Heritage Transport Show and South East Bus Festival

In the best interests of our staff, exhibitors and visitors, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Heritage Transport Show and South East Bus Festival on 4th April 2020. We have contacted our event stakeholders directly to inform them of the cancellation and we look forward to the event returning on 10th April 2021.

Living Land

Following the changing restrictions around school attendance, we are unable to hold the Living Land this year and so have cancelled the event on 7th May. The Living Land event is a key part of delivering our charitable objectives and so the decision to cancel was not made easily. We will be in contact with schools, exhibitors and stewards directly.

Our events are at the core of our charitable work and values, and we are committed to doing business ethically and responsibly. COVID-19 is posing an ever-changing challenge for the UK. We will continue to monitor the situation and will respond suitably to keep our staff, visitors and contractors safe and well.

Thank you for your continued support in this difficult time.

 

Kent County Show

Organised by the charity, the Kent County Agricultural Society, the 2021 Show will be held on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July and has something for the whole family.  Open from 8am to 6pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food.  With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays.

The Kent County Show is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life.  The three day event brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement and above all a sense of what ’The Garden of England’ has to offer.

Visitors will experience a hands on Show with better access to the cattle marquee, shire stables on site, flower and woodland craft workshops, cookery demonstrations, more live music and the Food and Farming education area.

Explore the Kent County Show and the work the Society completes throughout the year on our website.

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