Got a question? Take a look at our FAQ’s below, or contact us at or by calling 01622 630975.

What is the date of the Heritage Transport Show?

The next Heritage Transport Show will be held on Saturday 2nd April 2022.


What are the opening times?

The opening times are 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Who organises the Heritage Transport Show?

The Heritage Transport Show is organised and by the Kent County Agricultural Society to raise money for the Heritage section of the Kent County Show. As a charity, the Society have the following charitable objectives and also make a number of awards each year:

  • The improvement of agriculture, forestry, horticulture, allied industries, rural crafts and the breeding of livestock
  • The demonstration of the improved methods connected with the above
  • The holding of the annual Kent County Show
  • The encouragement of  agricultural and horticultural education, research and experimental work

Find out more here.

What is the South East Bus Festival?

The annual South East Bus Festival runs alongside the Heritage Transport Show at the Kent Showground, bringing together a huge number of buses and coaches, old and new, from across the South East and beyond.

Find out more about the South East Bus Festival here.

What does the entry price cover?

Entry price gives you access inside the Showground and the chance to view the heritage vehicles at your own pace. All demonstrations and exhibitions are free for all to enjoy. You may need to buy something to eat and drink at one of our delicious vendors, or be tempted by something at a trade stand!


Where is the Heritage Transport Show held?

The Heritage Transport Show is held at the Kent Showground. The Showground is on the A249 at the top of Detling Hill between junction 7 of the M20 and junction 5 of the M2.

Is there a charge for car parking?

There is plenty of car parking, parking at this event is free.

Can I get here by public transport?

See here for more information on how to get the the event by train and bus.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are welcome at the Heritage Transport Show but we ask if you please keep them on a lead.

How much is it to exhibit by vintage vehicle?

Vehicles manufactured before 1990 are free to exhibit. Vehicles manufactured in 1990 and after are classed as ‘Classics of the Future’ and a £5 exhibitor fee will apply.

What is included in my exhibitors pack?

All exhibitors will receive a vehicle pass and two entry tickets. All additional entry tickets must be purchased.

How can I apply to exhibit my vehicle?

Classic of the Future applications must be completed online.

Application forms for other vehicles and trade stands can be found here, but we encourage you to apply online where possible.

Can I purchase tickets on the day?

Yes, you will be able to purchase tickets on the gate.

Make the most of our discounted ticket prices when you pre-book them online!

Is camping available?

Caravan and camping facilities are available within walking distance at Oak View Holiday Park, opposite the Showground.

Oak View Holiday Park, Scragged Oak Road, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3HB

Call 01622 470067 or visit