The sun finally came out for the second day of our County Show and visitors flocked to see the amazing stands, animals and food on offer. From reindeer to ferrets and ice cream to zebra burgers we had everything you would associate with a County Show plus a whole lot more.

Lucy Hegarty, Show Manager said “We were absolutely thrilled when the sun came out, it lifts the whole experience for our visitors.  Even if there is a bit of rain, we have an incredible amount of indoor exhibits on site in either our permanent buildings or the large number of marquees on site.  Having spoken to our exhibitors and visitors it seems that everyone had a wonderful day”.

Highlights included the Husqvarna 25m UK Pole Climbing Heats, in the Expert Class the leading climber is Grant Gallier with a time of 9.512 seconds who is also the current reining World Champion and current record holder.  In the Tree Surgeon Class the leading climber is Dan Smith with a lead time of 13.758 seconds.  Good luck to all the climbers for today’s Championship Finals.

Other highlights were the French Car Club which travelled over for the day to help celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.  Our social media feeds were going crazy for our amazing Kentish Products at the Produced in Kent Area which proved to be the place to be!  In fact visitors were treated to some amazing produce throughout the Show with Crocodile Burgers, Zebra Steaks and Ostrich – possibly not local but worth a try.

The Military Band – The Band of Corps of Royal Engineers were magnificent in their red livery and entertained the crowds around the main Astor Ring.  Not to be underestimated were the Imps Motorcycle Display Team who thrilled the crowd with a heart stopping display from the young motorcyclists.

Elsewhere on the Showground the animals were popular, the Flower Show spectacular and the new Members Area has finally given our Members a wonderful space to come and relax.  A special mention must go to Kent Young Farmers whose members and livestock have exceeded themselves. The display, quality of livestock and handling skills are something not to be missed, not to mention their hard work producing the random scarecrows dotted around the Showground.