The organising team for the Kent County Show is pleased to announce the main displays and entertainment for the event, which takes place on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015.
The star attraction on Friday 10th July will be RAF Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows. One of the world's premier display teams will be flying above the Kent Showground to the delight of visitors.
"We have been hoping to have this world-class attraction at the Show for a number of years but due to many factors we have not had the opportunity. This year we are delighted to announce that the team will be flying their distinctive Hawk jets over the Show. The exhilarating display of precision flying and agility will be a huge draw for the thousands of visitors, particularly the school children who usually attend on the first day."Lucy Hegarty, Show Manager
The Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride will be performing on all three Show days. The ride provides a fast moving display demonstrating a high level of skill and agility from both horse and officer. Inch perfect timing, commitment, professionalism and total trust are required as horses jump through fire, a solid paper wall and complete fast crossovers. The riders remove their stirrups, tunics and saddles whilst riding their horses over a series of bush jumps. All the riders, horses and ground staff are operational and have been carefully selected because of their commitment and riding ability.
On Saturday and Sunday the Kent County Agricultural Society are delighted that The Stow Caledonian Pipe Band based in The London Borough of Waltham Forest, will be performing twice a day in the Astor Ring. This young progressive ensemble was formed in 2011 but have plenty of knowledge and experience of the Great Highland Bagpipes and Drums. The band are currently under the direction of Pipe Major Gareth Utting (Ex-Scots Guards) and Pipe Sergeant Paul Burgess.
"This year the entertainment and displays are outstanding, both The Red Arrows and the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride are nationally and internationally recognised for their endeavours. We are delighted to have secured both for the Show in July. Another one of the big attractions and returning for 2015 will be the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Spitfire Display which is always a crowd pleaser."Kevin Attwood, Kent County Agricultural Society, Chairman
Also returning to the Show will be Titan the Robot, the Pole Climbing Championships, the Sheep Show, rural craft demonstrations, live music and many interactive displays. In addition, the Show will be offer free donkey rides and a free circus workshop for the children to enjoy throughout all three days.
The online ticket system is now open to purchase discounted tickets for the 2015 Show. With a whole host of entertainment lined up, incredible equine competitions, livestock classes, lots of food and drink stands and specialist areas, the Kent County Show is an exciting and wonderful day out.
A family ticket will cost £41 in advance or £48 when bought at the Gate. The family ticket entitles 2 adults and 2 children aged between 5 and 15 a full day's entrance. Children under 5 go free and parking is free. Adult tickets are £18.50 in advance and £22 on the gate, concessions are £13 when bought online and £15 on the gate.
The Kent County Show opens at 8am and stays open until 6pm although there is no rush to leave as some of the food stands stay open later.