The Heritage Transport Show, now in its eighth year, will take place on Saturday 1st April at the Kent Showground, Detling, 10am – 4pm. The event may be falling on April Fools Day, but it’s no joke. Amy Thomson, organiser, said “We have already received over 350 entries which is fantastic with nearly two months to go.  The Heritage Transport Show has been gaining in popularity over the past few years and has now established itself as an exciting, nostalgic and interesting day out”.

The event has a long-standing partnership with the South East Bus Festival, which has proved to be a wonderful addition to the Show in the past will be once again joining the festivities. The South East Bus Festival expect well over 100 buses and coaches, thirty or more of these will be on hand to provide a free service around the Showground.  This is a highlight for visitors and passengers who will be able to alight at a number of special bus stop around the site and reminisce about journeys from their youth or share the experience with new generations.  Organisers of the South East Bus Festival are also looking for bus owners who will be able to meet the Arriva bus service on the A249 to ferry visitors to and from the bus stops on the dual carriageway, to the Showground.

The Heritage Transport Show is pleased to welcome back the Kent Farmers Market which gives visitors the opportunity to buy food that was at one time produced with the help of the vehicles and machinery on display. Run by organisers of Tonbridge and Aylesford farmers market, the stands will feature award-winning chutneys and jams, Kentish beers, homemade sausage rolls and pasties amongst many other products.


The Heritage Transport Show has examples of vehicles from early steam through to classic cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and bikes, and not forgetting the large bus and coach section.  The Show also has a large display of agricultural machinery and stationary engines. Hopfields Live Steam Model Railway, Maidstone Model Engineering Society and the Veteran Cycle Club Display will form part of the extensive demonstrations and displays at the Show.

For more information, visit the Show website page here.