Published: 15:00, 12 July 2014 |
Updated: 09:15, 13 July 2014
The sun is shining and visitors are still streaming through the gates at the county showground for the Kent Show. There’s no need for wellies as the ground is fine under foot.
Organisers said that around 20,000 people attended yesterday (Friday), despite the poor weather, and today looks set for a bumper number, although the figures are not yet in as people are still arriving.
The Kent Agricultural Society, which runs the show, believes it is still on course for the projected 80,000 visitors over the course of three days - the show ends tomorrow.
The Duke, a patron of the Kent County Agricultural Society, is also president of the Scout Association and he made a point of visiting the Scout camp at Murrain Wood to meet the youngsters and to chat with the County Commissioner Harvey Kennett.
This afternoon’s attractions include a display of vintage tractors and steam engines, dancing from Razzamatazz and music from the Kent Police Band.
This morning there was a dogs and ducks display, a parade of beagles and terrier racing.
Meanwhile, the judges are hard at work in the Hadlow College Agricultural Rings inspecting the beef cattle and assessing the skills of the young handlers.
The show ground at Detling is given over to nine themed areas as well as a main ring, plus a traditional fairground and six food courts.
But for many visitors the main attractions are the hundreds of animals on display, everything from cattle, sheep, horses, goats and ducks.
Tickets on the gate cost £45 for a family of two adults and two children; £20 for adults and £6 for children between five and 15. A senior ticket is £13. For more details visit www.kentshowground.co.uk
Saturday at the County Show
Click to view
Don't miss out, subscribe today. Keep up to date with our newsletters.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.