16 July 2018

Sunshine, pageantry and national spirit celebrated at Kent Show

74,000 VISITORS ATTENDED THIS YEAR’S KENT SHOW, reports the Kent County Showground.  Despite being the hottest weekend of the year and England playing in the quarter finals, the event hosted many important discussions, debates and visits, highlighting the current political climate in the Agriculture sector.  Rural PLC started the morning with a presentation and the launch of its Annual Report.  Hadlow College launched its innovative Vision50 project.  The Household Cavalry performed its Musical Ride twice a day on all three show days, tapping into the mood of the nation.  The display received huge cheers during and after each performance.  Neil Parish MP, Chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee was in attendance.  Livestock entries saw a significant increase, with record entries for sheep and wool.  Chairman, Kevin Attwood, will end his six year tenure in February – the Society are indebted to his firm leadership and passion.  Next year’s show will be on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July, and will be the Kent County Agriculture Society’s 90th show.

For further information, please contact Lucy Hegarty :  lucy@kentshowground.co.uk