The Kent County Agricultural Society is delighted to report that the Kent County Summer Fayre which replaced the Kent County Show over the 10th & 11th July 2021 was a success. The covid secure event was run in accordance with the current government restrictions with a limited number of 4000 visitors per day. We have been delighted with the support of the show this weekend.

“The Show team have worked extremely hard over the last couple of months to put on a fun and safe event within the current restrictions. Despite some inclement weather, the atmosphere was fantastic, it was wonderful to see people out and enjoying themselves after a difficult year. We would like to thank all our volunteers, trade stand holders, sponsors and the staff for their support over the two days.”

Nikki Dorkings, Show Manager

Thanks were also given to all the Show’s sponsors who this year included Quinn Estates, Brachers, Gallaghers, D Body, Mark Scott Arenas, Putland Vets and Hadlow College.

The highlight of the show were the Young Farmers who worked incredibly hard to get their animals ‘show ready’ and who excelled across the weekend, taking part in the Grand Parade of livestock and chatting to the public to encourage young minds into the field of agriculture. An inspiration for the past and future farming generation, the Society are extremely proud of what they achieved this weekend.

There was also a number of equine competitions as traditional in the Astor Ring including British Showjumping, Osborne Refrigerators Scurry, Inter-Hunt and Riding Club Showjumping. the competition this year was of a high standard and provided an exhilarating show for spectators.

In the countryside ring The Lamb National was a real favourite, the Dog and Duck Show, Birds of Prey, and meet the beagles were also great entertianment. The Heritage Vintage Vehicles were back with their magnificent pre and post war cars, motorcycles, buses and steam engines, they also held a parade around the grounds.

Visitors were able to enjoy the music from the bandstand whilst enjoying a tasty treat. They also had to the chance to enjoy Hortons Traditional fun fair, chain saw carving, axe throwing and archery whilst our furry friends could enjoy a dip in the K9 aqua pool.

“Unfortunately, the 2020 Kent County Show had to be cancelled because of the pandemic – only the second time in the 92-year-history of the show. It wasn’t an option for the charity to not go ahead with a show of some kind, and I am proud of what the team have been able to achieve in a short amount of time. The feedback we have so far received has been extremely positive and we look forward to bringing back shows in support of our charitable objectives in the future”

James Forknall, KCAS Chaiman

The dates for the next Kent County Show are 8, 9 & 10 of July.