A very warm welcome to our 90th Show and by the look of things it will be a warm Show. From small beginnings in 1923, the first Show took place that year in Gravesend. With a few years off during the Second World War, this milestone highlights the dedication of the people behind the Kent County Agricultural Society, both past and present.
We are delighted that nine decades later, visitors still like to celebrate farming, the countryside and the county they live in. This is what a County Show is really about, bringing together the community, highlighting what the county has to offer, add some fun educational activities for our younger visitors and a dash of excitement with some entertainment.
As it was 90 shows ago, the main event is the livestock competitions, a celebration of our ability to produce meat and dairy goods. The farmers who bring up their cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and pigs take pride in making sure the animals are amongst the best in their breed.
Early on in the Show history equine competitions were introduced and today the Kent County Show has a fantastic reputation as a Horse of the Year Qualifier in many classes.
The show has changed in many ways and is now about a family day out for non farming and countryside workers. However, it is still a showcase for the industry and as a Charity we are proud that we can financially support so many people, organisations and other charities through the annual Show. Fingers crossed the Show will be here for another 90 years.
We hope you have a fantastic day and thank you for coming to our Birthday party.