The Shetland Pony Grand National, a popular crowd pleaser, is this year’s star attraction. With jockeys aged between 8 and 13 years old, and ponies no bigger than around 40 inches tall, they may be small, but they sure are mighty, and exceptionally fast! Not only do the races make for enthralling entertainment, but the participants are also competing to qualify for the Shetland Pony Grand National finale at the Olympia Horse Show later in the year. Come and cheer on your favourite horse and jockey each day in the Astor Ring.
The ‘100 Years of Farming’ display will take you on a journey back through time with live re-enactments telling the story of farming throughout history. Plus you’ll learn more about the Society’s past and current charitable work. The display will take place each afternoon in the Astor ring and include a variety of individuals, horses and heritage vehicles illustrating how farming has developed from the end of the first World War to modern times.
There will be action in the skies as well as on land, with an anniversary special aerobatic display with the Pitts Special from Invicta Aero Club. This world-class biplane with smoke system and unmatched acoustics will make for a breath-taking visual display lasting 15 minutes each day.
A traditional English dance with over 500 years of history, no countryside event should be without some Morris Dancing. Three local groups will be joining us at the Kent County Show, including the Kits Coty Morris Dancers on Friday, Hartley Morris Men on Saturday, and the Boughton Monchelsea Morris group on Sunday.
There’s nothing quite like a touch of nostalgia and the Traditional Fairground is sure to remind you of days gone by. Jump on board the chair-o-planes or take a seat on the ferris wheel to enjoy these timeless rides with your kids.
A light-hearted look at man’s plight to battle with the mole. If you are troubled by a mole, then this is not to be missed – but if you’re lucky not to have a mole problem, then join us for some fun and laughter as the grass shark hunter educates, enlightens and entertains to bring you the mysterious world of the mole in a way that only the Mole Show can.
The bandstand in the Village Green is the Show’s central hub of music. On Friday, see Rock Choir and The Klicks performing. On Saturday watch Mamma’s Funkin’ Skunks and the Ruby Sisterz, and on Sunday Marylebone Jelly and Argyle will be closing the Show.