Kent Event Centre

Type:Event Venue

Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

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Home of the annual Kent County Show, the Kent Event Centre hosts over 40 public shows each year. On site parking for 30,000 vehicles.


Sunday, 26th April 2020 - Sunday, 26th April 2020

Sunday, 18th October 2020 - Sunday, 18th October 2020

The Wedding ExperienceThis is the largest regional wedding show in the South of England with over 200 exhibitors helping couples plan their big day.
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Wednesday, 13th May 2020 - Wednesday, 13th May 2020

*CANCELLED* Business Vision LIVEFor more than a decade, Business Vision LIVE has been helping businesses from across the South East to become more successful.
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Friday, 15th May 2020 - Saturday, 16th May 2020

*CANCELLED* Create it KentThe popular interactive craft show is back for its fourth year, bigger and better. With over 60 exhibitors plus over 30 make and takes workshops.
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Saturday, 23rd May 2020 - Monday, 25th May 2020

Kent Garden ShowThe show features include the floral marquees with their stunning floral displays including medal winners from Chelsea.
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Friday, 5th June 2020 - Sunday, 7th June 2020

*NEW DATES* Maidstone Tattoo ExtravaganzaThe Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza is back. Bringing tattooists, traders and entertainment together creating, selling and showing off what they all can do.
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Saturday, 6th June 2020 - Sunday, 7th June 2020

The Tiny Tots Big WeekendA fun filled festival dedicated to the littlest people in your life!
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Friday, 10th July 2020 - Sunday, 12th July 2020

*CANCELLED* Kent County ShowFor three days a year, animals, horses, vintage vehicles, retail stands, and more converge on the Kent Showground for a celebration of the best of the county.
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Saturday, 25th July 2020 - Sunday, 26th July 2020

The Kent Wellness FestivalThe Kent Wellness Festival is a 2 day celebration of all aspects of the wellness industry, fitness, nutrition, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, spirituality and self-improvement.
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  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M20 Motorway, exit the motorway at junction (7) and follow signs to Sittingbourne, Sheerness A249. Follow the A249 for approximately 2 miles, the Kent Event Centre & Kent Showground are clearly signposted on the left-hand side after the brow of the hill.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

Number of Results:

  1. Thurnham Accessible Heritage Trail

    Thurnham Castle, 6km north of Maidstone, stands on a spur of the chalk ridge of the North…

    0.17 miles away
  2. White Horse Wood Country Park

    The White Horse Country Park is set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural…

    0.25 miles away
  3. North Downs Way National Trail

    The path was opened in 1978 and most of it is within easy reach of London. The good…

    0.28 miles away
  1. Thurnham Castle

    Thurnham Castle and the site on which it stands appears to have been used for…

    0.28 miles away
  2. Augustine Camino Pilgrimage Trail

    The Augustine Camino Pilgrimage Trail follows a route through the beautiful North Downs…

    0.62 miles away
  3. This Art of Mine

    * Studio Closed Until Further Notice*

    This Art Of Mine is a contemporary and…

    1.04 miles away
  4. Bearsted Golf Course

    18-hole parkland golf course with view of the North Downs. Professional coaching…

    1.66 miles away
  5. Bearsted Farmers Market

    4th Sunday of every month.

    2.04 miles away
  6. Hucking Estate

    This beautiful ancient woodland sits on top of the North Downs and has one of the most…

    2.56 miles away
  7. Mote Park Outdoor Adventure

    Welcome to Maidstone’s brand new Mote Park Adventure! Whether you’re looking to burn off…

    3.11 miles away
  8. Mote Park

    Mote Park is an award-winning park with 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake,…

    3.12 miles away
  9. Mote Park Watersports Centre

    Located in the centre of Mote Park offering a variety of watersports including sailing,…

    3.21 miles away
  10. Maidstone Leisure Centre

    Maidstone Leisure Centre

    Maidstone Leisure Centre is a fantastic community leisure…

    3.28 miles away
  11. Segway Events

    Take part in a Segway Experience within the stunning grounds of Mote Park. The Segway…

    3.3 miles away
  12. Kent Wildlife Trust Tyland Barn Visitor Centre

    A beautifully restored 17thC barn, now a visitor centre, with displays on Kent's wildlife…

    3.34 miles away
  13. Leeds Castle

    Visitors never forget their first breath-taking vision of Leeds Castle in Kent, rising…

    3.37 miles away
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