The Council accepted the invitation to hold the Show in Ashford in 1935 under the proviso that they would move location again in 1936. HRH The Duke of Kent honoured the Society with a visit and expressed his pleasure at being able to attend such an excellent exhibition, thanking the Society for all the arrangements that had been made for his comfort.
While the Show had moderate success, the Annual General Meeting that year was dominated by the retirement of Mr R Bruce Ward. The Council recorded its deep appreciation and gratitude for his nine years service to the Society; since 1927 he had held the title of President on four occasions.
Under the new Chairmanship of Captain Friend, who had been President in 1926 and Chairman since 1927, the 1936 Show was held in Canterbury and moved back to being held on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The President, Mr W K Whigham of Highland Court at Bridge had agreed to stay in post for two years while the Show was held in Canterbury. The 1937 Canterbury event was deemed a huge success, mainly due to the brilliant weather and the return of HRH The Duke of Kent, this time accompanied by the Duchess. Stock entries increased significantly and visitor numbers exceeded expectations. During the Society’s 15 shows this was only the second time that a four-figure profit had been recorded.
The 1938 Show returned to Folkestone, where it had had mixed success, but was particularly fortunate in having The Rt. Hon. Earl of Radnor as President of the Society. His Lordship took the keenest possible interest in the Show and marvelled at a monster of a bullock weighing an incredible 27 cwt.Directly after the 1938 Show, Major R J Bacon died. He had held the post of Secretary since the Society had formed in 1923 and had worked tirelessly for 16 years. The Annual General Meeting minutes note that his loss would be profound.
By 1939 the Kent County Agricultural Society had established itself within the county and had a balance sheet in excess of £5,000.