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Three days crammed with everything we love best about our shared corner of the country – yep, it’s Kent County Show weekend.
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.
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?
It’s delivered free to your inbox every Friday with a diverse round-up of the upcoming weekend’s best events.
Meanwhile, see across for our pick of five-of-the-best for each day of the show.
FRIDAY, JULY 11
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
SATURDAY, JULY 12
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
SUNDAY, JULY 13
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
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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