Convinced by the economy, the chairman decided that with the same level of organisation and the costs of re-erecting the buildings saved, the 1930 Show would continue to be a hit with both the farming community and the thousands of holiday makers who attended. The date was set for Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July. By 1930, agriculture was hit by the economy and the numbers of livestock entering the Show was down on previous years, while two days of rain affected the gate numbers and it was not surprising that receipts all round were disappointing.
The President, the Right Honourable Sir Phillip Sassoon, Bart, honoured the Society by officially opening the Show on the first day. Arriving by air, he was then accompanied by the Mayor of Folkestone around the exhibits, before joining council members for luncheon and departing as he had arrived, by air. That year, Kent or Romney Marsh Sheep were undoubtedly the strongest feature of the Show, with a display that rivalled the ‘Royal.’It was agreed that while there was a safe format by continuing with a Show that stayed in one place, the Council suggested that the Society look to once again tour the county, and so the ninth annual Show would be held at Canterbury on 15, 16 and 17 July.