The Agricultural Area of the Show is where our visitors are able to see our livestock up close. You can visit the cattle, sheep and goats in the large marquees and purpose built sheep lines. Please remember that the safety of our visitors must come first and whilst the animals are moving to and from the Show rings visitors will not be permitted to enter.
Cattle, Sheep and Goats
The cattle, sheep and goats take centre stage at the Kent County Show, with three full days of competitions. Livestock entries come from all over the country to compete for the coveted prize of Supreme Champion. The rings have full commentary with our experienced commentators explaining what the judges are looking for when they are in the ring.
Kent Young Farmer’s Clubs
The Kent Young Farmers have a large area at the Kent County Show, with young people aged 10 to 26 taking part in classes for a large number of Trophies and Awards. It is rumoured to be the largest gathering of Young Farmers in Europe with more than 300 members competing.
The Kent County Show has a small working dairy on site, with milking competitions. This is the ideal opportunity to see cows being milked and a chance to ask the farmers about the process milk goes through from udder to shelf. When not being milked the dairy cattle are housed in the main livestock marquee.
The Agricultural Area houses some of the biggest and most expensive farm machinery including a combine harvester and tractor driving. The Food and Farming area will also be exhibiting tractors with interesting information about those specific models.
Poultry and Egg Show
The poultry tent houses different breeds of poultry including layers, fancy breeds and ducks. The experts are on hand throughout the day to talk to you about keeping your own chickens. For more information on their competitions visit our ‘Other Competitions‘ page.
The British Wool Marketing Board and Kent Woolgrowers are once again hosting the Wool Tent which features the wool competition. Visitors can find out how much a farmer gets for a fleece or just talk to the Board which represents approximately 50,000 sheep farmers in the UK.
Dogs Trust Dog Creche
Just outside the Food Hall in the Agricultural Area, the Dogs Trust, Canterbury will provide a ‘Doggy Crèche’ with space for 10 dogs at a time. Visitors can leave their dog for up to 2 hours allowing them to visit the food and livestock areas of the Show that do not allow pets.