Celebrating rural life
One of the biggest events of the Kent countryside calendar attracted 75,000 visitors.
The County Show returned to the showground at Detling over the weekend.
Visitors were entertained with showjumping, classic cars and tractors, fairground rides, falconry, and everything from livestock to live music.
Among the most high profile events were a Spitfire flyover from Biggin Hill, an impressive musical ride from the Household Cavalry and the thrilling spectacle of the UK pole climbing tournament where competitors raced to the top of a 25m structure.
Football fans weren’t put off either as organisers broadcast the England v Sweden match live on big screens.
With temperatures rocketing to a scorching 30C some animals had to stay in the shade, missing their appearances in the showground’s rings.
Lord Colgrain, president of the Kent County Agricultural Society said “We had a wonderful show, the showground looked stunning, visitors were happy and glorious sunshine helped to create a buoyant atmosphere.”
Judging at the sheep ring during the first day of the Kent County Show
England goal! Fans go wild at one of the screens meanwhile, Titan the Robot needs security on hand as he entertains the crowds of visitors
The Household Cavalry line up
Show goers make friends
One way to keep cool
Rory and Erin Collins, aged five and eight, from Canterbury try out the fire suits
Mayor of Maidstone Cllr David Naghi with Cobtree YFC
Laughs at the funfair
The bird of prey show