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The Kent County Show 2014 is at Detling from Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13

Three days crammed with everything we love best about our shared corner of the country – yep, it’s Kent County Show weekend.

Livestock are one of the features of the Kent County Show

Family fun doesn’t get more wholesome than the annual Kent County Show, celebrating all that defines this county we call home.

Full of traditional outdoor adventure in the form of animals and agriculture competitions, workshops and displays, this weekend’s three-day event gets a fresh twist with extreme sport in the form of the UK Pole Climbing Championships and cyber entertainment from an 8ft robot called Titan.

Horse riders at an equestrian event at The Kent County Show

Plus, visit the KM Group stand to get your picture taken with our What’s On Fun Club’s own Mungo and Millie characters, meet kmfm Breakfast presenters Garry and Emma and, while you’re there, why not sign up for our weekly What’s On newsletter?

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Meanwhile, see across for our pick of five-of-the-best for each day of the show.

Kent County Show


Live bee-keeping demonstrations in the Woodland Area at 10am

Ferret racing in the Countryside Area at noon

Pair of porker pigs in the Young Farmers Pig Area at 12.45

James Dylan Stuntworld in the Astor Ring at 2pm

Heritage tractors in the Heritage Ring at 3.30pm


Pony Club mounted games in the Astor Ring at 9.20am

Husqvarna 25m UK Pole Climbing Championship in the Pole Climbing Area at 10am

Titan the Robot at the Main Gate at 10.30am

Dog and duck display in the Hadlow College Agricultural Ring at 1.15pm

Gardening Question Time in the Flower Marquee at 2.30pm


Sheep young handlers’ competitions in the Sheep Ring at 10am

Terrier racing in the Countryside Ring at 10.30am

Scout and Guide woodland activities in the Woodland Area at 11am

Supreme Children’s Riding Pony in the Pam Nesfield Ring at 11.30am

Grand Parade of Livestock in the Astor Ring at 2.30pm

Jess the dog. The young farmers at the school are preparing for the Kent County Show

The Kent County Show runs from Friday, July 11, to Sunday, July 13 at the Kent County Showground at Detling, near Maidstone.

Gates open at 8am and close at 6pm. If pre-booked, tickets cost £18 for adults, £5 for children and £37 for a family of four. On the gate, tickets cost £20 for adults and £6 for children. Children under five go free.

Visit www.kentshowground.co.uk or call 01622 630975.

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