12 December 2018

Kent Rural Scholars Update – Philippa Bradley

Philippa Bradley is one of our third-year scholarship students and has written the following report on her International Equine and Agricultural Business Management course at Royal Agricultural Univer…

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27 November 2018

Hooson Award Winner Update – Jack Davis

The Hooson Award is a financial grant for young people who are hoping to develop a career in agriculture, horticulture or the rural sector. Jack Davis, winner of the 2015 Hooson Award tells us about h…

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19 November 2018

New Farming Machinery Event Offers a Glimpse of the Future of Farming

New event, Farm Expo on 6 March 2019 at the Kent Showground will showcase the latest developments in farming machinery and services with a look to the future of British farming. Farm Expo, organise…

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9 November 2018

Kent Rural Scholars Post Summer Update – Henry Overy

Henry Overy, one of our Kent Rural Scholars is currently studying Agriculture at Newcastle University. Henry explains how he spent his summer months working on the family farm. During this summer I…

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29 October 2018

Kent Young Farmer takes part in National Championship

Aimee Baughurst, member of Cobtree YFC attended the National Championships at Staffordshire County Showground in June 2018. The Kent County Agricultural Society supported her journey through the trave…

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16 October 2018

Enterprise Zone now open for applications

Following the success of the inaugural Enterprise Zone at the 2018 Kent County Show we are delighted to announce that applications for the Enterprise Zone at the 2019 Kent County Show are now open. …

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15 October 2018

Transport Show Appeals for Vintage Model N Tractor Owners

The Kent County Agricultural Society is celebrating 90 years of the Standard Fordson Model N with a large display of the classic tractor at the 2019 Heritage Transport Show.  The Society is appealing…

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9 October 2018

Kent Rural Scholars Post Summer Update – Clio Rudgard-Redsell

The summer can be a busy time for some of the students we support financially through the Kent Rural Scholars Scheme. Clio Rudgard-Redsell is studying to become a vet at Nottingham University and has …

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20 September 2018

Bagpuss secures win for Hoath Primary School at Kent County Show

Pupils from Hoath Primary School were crowned winners of this year’s Kent is Delicious Cookery Competition. 09/07/2018 Bagpuss secures win for Hoath Primary in Kent cookery competi…

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10 September 2018

Kent Students To Receive Scholarship Funding For Agricultural Studies At University

The Kent County Agricultural Society has awarded three new Kent students with scholarship funding to support them through their studies in higher education. As part of the Kent Rural Scholars scheme, …

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13 July 2018

Surprise entry for the Heritage Section!

Sometimes all the best plans don't take in to account an occasional random act! This is the strange story of how one Dutch couple ended up displaying their 1970 Citroen DS vehicle at the Kent County S…

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8 July 2018

They think its all over…. it is now!

What an amazing Show...... today has been one of our busiest for quite a few years and a massive thank you to all our visitors who came up over the three days in the glorious but hot sunshine.  When …

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8 July 2018

Sunshine, pageantry & ‘It’s Coming Home’

Welcome to the final day of the 2018 Kent County Show.  Well where do we start... two magnificent days in the sunshine and today will be no different.  The Household Cavalry Musical Ride has most de…

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7 July 2018

2018 Forestry Awards

Britain’s forests and woodlands are a vital part of the country’s beauty and industry and so requires important conservation work to ensure it is used sustainably for future generations to enjoy. …

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6 July 2018

High temperatures and high spirits for Day one of the 2018 Show

Well day one of the Kent County Show has now closed and what a day it was.  The standout display of the day was The Household Cavalry Musical Ride.  With full Grandstands and ringside seating, the m…

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6 July 2018

Garden of England Champions

The Taste of Kent Awards 2019, organised by Produced in Kent, has begun with the first category, the Garden of England Champion tastiest soft fruit and cherry, judged at the National Cherry and Soft …

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6 July 2018

The best stands at the Show 2018

In the baking sunshine our Trade Stand judges have walked the entire Showground to find the very best Trade Stands.  The competition is judged on various criteria, how attractive is the stand, how co…

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6 July 2018

Congratulations to our Long Service Award Winners

The Long Service awards are given to employees of current members of the Kent County Agricultural Society and open to employees of farmers and land owners who have completed a minimum of 25 years’ s…

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6 July 2018

Hadlow College unveil the future of agricultural learning

Hadlow College, leading educators in agriculture and horticulture, launched a new prototype at this year’s Kent County Show. Designed to change the future of farming, the innovative technology is pa…

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6 July 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Kent County Show

We are delighted to open the 89th Kent County Show to what forecasters say will be a hot and sunny three days.  The headline this year is The Household Cavalry Musical Ride, steeped in tradition the…

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5 July 2018

Love Fairs, love Vintage Music

Join Love Fairs in the Antiques & Vintage Village to see what treasures you can find. The Village is located in the John Hendry Pavilion and houses a vast array of knowledgeable collectors ready t…

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5 July 2018

Fantastic Fun for the Kids at the Show

Keeping children entertained is a special skill and here at the Kent County Show we have plenty of fun activities for them to take part in. Tractor Ted Tractor Ted is on hand to teach you all ab…

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5 July 2018

England v Sweden Fan Zones at the Kent County Show

After a tense game against Columbia our national side have made it to the Quarter Finals of the World Cup and we appreciate that our visitors would like the opportunity to combine a brilliant day out …

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3 July 2018

Vintage Vehicles On Parade

The Heritage Section is a huge part of the Kent County Show and continues to grow year on year. From steam engines to classic cars, and tractors to motorcycles, we've got all types of transport on sho…

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2 July 2018

The Best view is from the top!

AUS Ltd British Pole Climbing Championships The Kent County Show will host the AUS Ltd 25m British Pole Climbing Championships. First held here in 2014, the spectacular competition has proved extre…

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1 July 2018

‘Music Fest’ at the Kent County Show

Music is something we value at the Kent County Show and headlining this year is The Household Cavalry Musical Ride. The display will demonstrate the Regiment’s precise battlefield and ceremonial man…

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28 June 2018

Garden Life is on the move

This year the traditional Flower Marquee will be once again be replaced with the Garden Life Marquee.  To accommodate all the 'bloomin marvelous' displays, demonstrations and stands the marquee will …

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28 June 2018

Hot To Trot: Rare Breeds on Show

The Kent County Show is proud to be hosting a number of equine classes that showcase rare and endangered breeds. Many of these breeds are central to British farming heritage and would have once been s…

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27 June 2018

Cookery Theatre will be cooking up a some delicious dishes

Once again the wonderful Kent County Show 'Cookery Theatre' will be in full swing on Saturday and Sunday. The purpose built demonstration kitchen in the Food & Farming Area, plays host to a number…

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26 June 2018

The Wonderful Woodland Area

With the Met Office predicting warm and dry weather for early July, the Kent County Show is looking forward to another sunny three days.  One of the loveliest parts of the Showground on a bright sunn…

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