IT'S SHOW­TIME

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - CINEMA - WRIT­TEN AAND COM­PILED BY AN­GELA COLE

It’s a show­case of farm­ing, rural life and the best Kent has to of­fer. With world reno wned dis­plays on the ground and in the air, an­i­mals, mouth-wa­ter­ing produce and en­ter­tain­ment for all ages, there’s some­thing forf ev­ery­one at the Kent County Show. Here’s our guide to the three ac­tion-packed days...

The cav­alry are coming to this year’s Kent County Show.

Mo unted dis­play team the House­hold Cav­alry Mounted Reg­i­ment will l be the main ring at­trac­tion, show­cas­ing a dis­play of the reg gi­ment’s world class horse­man­ship which is steeped in tra­di­tion. Dre essed in full state cer­e­mo­nial uni­form, they will show their pre­cise bat­tle­field and cer­e­mo­nial ma­noeu­vres car­ried out to mu­sic. They join a line-up of prize win­ning live­stock, food and drink from across the county and mu­sic and dis­plays of a plethora of coun­try­side pur­suits from tra­di­tional skills to the lat­est in farm­ing tech­nol­ogy. An­i­mals on four legs, two legs and with feath­ers, fur and wool will be parad­ing for your pe­rusal in the cul­mi­na­tion of months of painstak­ing prepa­ra­tion. Keep your eyes peeled for a range of spec­tac­u­lar sights, in­clud­ing a Spit­fire, crowd pleas­ing ro­bot and a pair of Hedge Men. Chair­man of or­gan­is­ers the Kent County Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety, Kevin Attwood, said: “This will be our 89th show and we work hard to show­case the ver ry best that Kent has to of­fer. The House­hold Cav­alry Mu­si­cal Ride is one of the bes st mounted dis­plays in Britain, if not the world, and the regim ent has a rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence. We are sure their dis­play will de elight and en­ter­tain our vis­i­tors on all three days of the sh how.” Th he show, which at­tracted 80,000 peo­ple last year, will fea ature 400 ex­hibitors and 300 com­pe­ti­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties.

DE­TAILS

The e Kent County Show, or­gan­ised by the Kent County Agric cul­tural So­ci­ety, is on Fri­day, July 6, Satur­day, July 7 and Sun­day, July 8 at the Kent Show­ground at Detling, near Maid dstone. Ticke et prices - held at last year’s prices - are 10% less if bough ht on­line in ad­vance and cost £20.70 in ad­vance and £23 on the e gate, £6.30 for chil­dren in ad­vance and £7 on the gate and £ 45 in ad­vance for a fam­ily of two adults and two chil­dren, and £550 on the gate. Un­der fives go free. Car pa rk­ing is free. To boo ok, call the ticket hot­line on 01622 633060 or visit kentsh how­ground.co.uk/visit/buy-your-ticket

Look­ing g for some­thing in par­tic­u­lar? Check out the show’s web­site Plan Your Day sec­tion, where you can see all the times and venues for all dis­plays, judg­ing and events.

USE­FUL INFO

There T are cash ma­chines lo­cated be­hind the show of­fice at stand 292. For lost chil­dren, head to Right Guard Se­cu­rity also be­hind the show of­fice on o stand num­ber 301. There are toi­lets at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions around the site (see our map on Page 26) and baby chang­ing and nurs­ing mum fa­cil­i­ties in the t Clive Em­son Con­fer­ence Cen­tre.

If you want to visit an area you can’t take your dog, the Dogs Trust has a dog crèche on Ed­ward Hardy Av­enue near the trac­tor driv­ing on Stand 269.

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