Kent County Summer Fayre – FAQ
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What are the dates of the Kent County Summer Fayre?
The Kent County Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of July 2021.
What are the opening times?
The opening times are 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
Who is organising the Kent County Summer Fayre?
The Kent County Summer Fayre is organised and run by the Kent County Agricultural Society. As a charity, the Society have the following charitable objectives and in addition 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 improved methods connected with the above.
- The holding of an Annual Show in Kent.
- The encouragement of agricultural and horticultural education, research and experimental work.
Find out more here.
Can I purchase tickets on the day?
All tickets must be purchased in advance online. Due to limited numbers this year, no tickets will be sold on the gate.
What does the entry price cover?
Once inside the Showground you don’t have to spend another penny if you don’t want to. All demonstrations, exhibitions and ring entertainment is free for all to enjoy. You may need to buy something to eat and drink, enjoy a visit to the fairground, or be tempted by all the shopping!
Is there a reduction for afternoon/evening entry?
No, the price is the same at all times. Last entry is 4:00pm each day.
Where is the Kent County Summer Fayre held?
The Kent County Summer Fayre will be 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?
No, car parking is free of charge.
Where is the nearest railway station?
The nearest railway station is Maidstone East.
Is there parking for disabled people?
All entrances at the Kent County Summer Fayre are accessible by disabled visitors. There is also a designated disabled car park, which you will be directed to from the Main Gate (A249) and is clearly signposted. We recommend you approach the show from the M20 J7 and display your blue badge.
Can I use my wheelchair at the Showground?
The Showground is wheelchair friendly with many surfaced roads; however the marquees and many features are on grass.
An induction loop is available in some buildings on The Showground. Toilets for the disabled are provided and will be clearly marked on the Show Map.
Can I get something to eat and drink?
There are lots of places to eat and drink, in fact the Showground is bursting with the very best of local produce for you to taste, try and buy.
Public catering units are sited throughout the Showground and there are a number of picnic areas where families can relax.
Can we bring a picnic?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. You can sit in Murrain Wood, next to the bandstand or if you prefer by the ringside. In addition, there is a great choice of food on sale at the various catering units. There are also bars of various types around the Showground, including cider, real ale and gin.
What is the policy for lost children?
Lost children should be taken to the security control, located behind the Show Office.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome at the Kent County Summer Fayre, but must be kept on a short lead. We have lots of activities for dogs to participate in.
What do I do if I feel unwell?
The Kent Showground has a permanent St John Ambulance facility in the centre of the Showground, behind the Show Office. Qualified first aid staff will be available around the Showground at all times during the event and will have two mobile units at Entrance 1 and at the Countryside Ring.
Are there any baby changing and feeding facilities?
There are a number of baby changing facilities in the Clive Emerson Exhibition Hall. For our members, there are additional baby change facilities in the members toilets.
Are there any cash points available at the event?
Yes, there are cash machines in the centre of the Showground, behind the Alan Day House.