December 12 2013 Latest news:
Dean Kilpatrick, Reporter
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The show must go on, say orgainsers
The Kent County Show is to return next year despite heavy rain causing the event to be cut short this year.
Organisers have confirmed the 84th edition of the show will be held at the Kent Showground in Detling between July 12 and July 14 2013.
Despite the chaos of this year, which saw visitors turned away due to muddy car parks, organisers insist they have learnt their lesson after “a difficult year”.
The chairman of the event George Jessel, who will step down in February, said: “We are determined that the annual Kent County Show should continue to showcase the best in agriculture and rural life.
“After the wet weather in July 2012 plans are well underway to ensure car parking is improved with attention given to pinch points across the site.
“The society is pulling out all the stops in its preparations to ensure the show is as entertaining and welcoming as ever.”
Some 80,000 visitors attend the Kent County Show, and events next year are set to include a range of livestock, a beer and cider festival and horticultural displays.
Mr Jessel added: “There is no doubt the Kent County Show is a major highlight of the year, celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage and history.
“It attracts visitors and exhibitors from around the country and abroad, and a huge amount of media attention. Therefore it is paramount to keep agriculture at the heart of the show.”
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