‘Scaled back’ Kent County Show changes name for this summer

The annual Kent County Show has been announced that it will go ahead this year, but under a different name.

It will be called ‘The Kent County Summer Fayre’, and be more ‘scaled back’ than the regular yearly event.

Organised by The Kent Agricultural Society, the fair usually showcases animals and food, along with a look into local countryside and farming. However, this year due to potential covid restrictions, the show will have limited attractions but will still feature its signature show jumping, vintage vehicles and live music along with food and drink on offer.

 

 

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James Forknall, chairman of The Kent Agricultural Society has said “a smaller scale event is far more achievable within the timescale we have to organise. It is so important to us this year, to put on a show to help business owners grow after some very challenging times, whilst also encouraging the public to once again enjoy a great and safe day out”.

The event will take place during the weekend on the 10th and 11th of July, at The Kent Showground in Detling, Maidstone. Location pictured below.

 

Though planned for after June 21st, the government’s plan to ease all social distancing rules, the event aims to be responsible and put on a covid secure event. Deputy general manager and show secretary Nikki Dorkings, stated that trade stands will be socially distanced and a majority of the event will take place outside, allowing show go-ers to feel as covid safe as possible.  

The event is looking to receive between 4000 and 6000 attendees per day, with tickets being released later on this month.

Photo credit: Nikki Dorkings, event deputy general manager and show secretary.