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.
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.
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.