The Kent County Show returns this July to the Kent Showground in Detling, near Maidstone with kids tickets free of charge

The Kent County Show is back - and this year children can go for free.

The three-day event has been missing from the county calendar since its last show in 2019.

The Kent County Show, the region's showcase event for farming, agriculture and countryside life, returns to the Kent Showground this year. Picture: Thomas Alexander
The Kent County Show, the region's showcase event for farming, agriculture and countryside life, returns to the Kent Showground this year. Picture: Thomas Alexander

The huge celebration of farming, agriculture and food production takes place at the Kent Showground in Detling, near Maidstone, and will interesting exhibitors, artisan producers and adorable animals.

Stroll through the grounds and find out about the local farming industry with fun, interactive activities and fascinating displays from experts who will help bring the industry to life.

Meet the animals at this year's show. Picture: Thomas Alexander
Meet the animals at this year's show. Picture: Thomas Alexander

You can meet the livestock, such as sheep, pigs, goats and cows, that will be taking part in shows, obstacle courses and parades.

You can also watch the Hogg Show, the UK’s only travelling pig show, which will be making its debut at the fair this year.

The show, hosted in Detling, will have a family fairground and children's activities. Picture: Thomas Alexander
The show, hosted in Detling, will have a family fairground and children's activities. Picture: Thomas Alexander

Keep the kids entertained with the thrilling funfair and unique woodland crafts, and fill up the whole family with delicious treats from the food market.

And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit us! Our kmfm presenters Rob Wills and Andy Walker will be broadcasting the Friday Drivetime and Saturday Breakfast shows from our huge county fair stand. We’ll have a huge inflatable, giant deck chairs and some massive giveaways, so make sure you stop off to say hello.

There will be flowers to view and purchase at the Kent County Show. Picture: Thomas Alexander
There will be flowers to view and purchase at the Kent County Show. Picture: Thomas Alexander

From flower displays to classic car shows, there truly is something for everyone to enjoy at this unmissable county show.

The Kent County Show is at the Kent Showground, Detling, from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10.

Take a picnic or tuck in a one of the many food outlets at the show
Take a picnic or tuck in a one of the many food outlets at the show

Adult tickets cost £22 for each day and are available both in advance or on the gate. Children are free - but you could get lucky and win a family ticket to the show simply by clicking here

Gates open at 8.30am each day.

For more information about the event don't miss our 12-page guide to the show appearing inside next week’s KM Group newspapers.

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