Meet us at the Kent County Show 2024

Chart Garages at the Kent Show 2024, come and visit us.
Meet us at the Kent County Show 2024

Chart Garages at the Kent County Show 2024

This year we're excited to return to the Kent County Show! Come meet the Chart Garage team, where we can answer your questions and discuss your needs with an expert. Join us from Friday, July 5th -  Sunday, July 7th at stand E17 for exclusive show only offers!

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The Kent County Show is the region’s showcase event for farming, agriculture, and countryside life. For three days each year, animals, horses, vintage vehicles, retail stands, and much more gather in the beautiful Kent Showground to celebrate the best of the county.

Organised by the Kent County Agricultural Society, a registered charity dedicated to supporting local farming and promoting education about food farming and the countryside, the Kent County Show uses its profits to fund charitable objectives, including scholarships, awards, and grants.

Celebrating 60 Years

This year marks 60 years of the Kent County Show at Detling. In the early days of the Kent County Show, the annual flagship event had no permanent home. Instead, the show moved locations each year. Following the success of the first event, which took place in Wombwell Hall Park in Gravesend, successive shows were hosted in Ashford, Maidstone, Margate, Sevenoaks, Folkestone and Canterbury.

By 1947, returning after a break during World War 2, the Show found a longer term site in Mote Park, Maidstone. Mote Park continued to host the Show each year, until a particularly wet July in 1960 led to the decision by the Kent County Agricultural Society’s Board of Directors to begin the search for a permanent home, to allow for infrastructure to be put in place for wetter weather.

After 3 years of searching, the Kent County Agricultural Society finally acquired the land at Murrain Place and Ten Acres in Detling, part of the former RAF Detling base, to form the Kent County Show’s new site. Work quickly began to get the site show ready and, sure enough, in 1964 Princess Alexandra declared the new Kent Showground open.

The Detling Years

In the 60 years since the official opening of the Kent Showground, the site has undergone an incredible transformation. With the 1960 show still fresh in the minds of the Kent County Agricultural Society’s team at the time, paved roadways around the showground were one of the first features to be added to the new Showground, ensuring the site could cope with the challenges of British weather.

Permanent structures added to the site over the years, including the Alan Day House and Doubleday House allowed for the day to day running of the site, whilst the former Lord Cornwallis Building was opened in 1983 to house cattle during the annual Show.

In 1991, the Kent Event Centre was formed by the Society to lease the Showground for external events, providing funding for the running of the Kent County Show and the Society’s other charitable objectives.

With this fresh use of the Showground came the need to further develop the site, with 2004 seeing the opening of the Kent Pavilion (now the Maidstone Exhibition Hall) and 2011 seeing the Lord Cornwallis Building undergo a massive transformation into the Clive Emson Conference Centre.

This year, join us in celebrating this milestone and make sure to visit the Chart Garages team! We're excited to be part of this event, where you can see our latest offers and connect with our team. Don't miss out – come and see the Chart Stables team at the Kent County Show this year!

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