We had a glorious three days exhibiting at the Kent Show. The weather was perfect, if a little too hot for some of the expected 80,000 visitors. This was Kingsdown’s first attendance at the show. We decided to take a stand after joining Produced in Kent - a fantastic organisation for local producers, supporting and promoting food, drink, and other products and services from Kent. Although Kingsdown is a national brand - we supply a wide range of establishments across the UK - we know you should never forget your roots! Produced in Kent have a wonderful area at the Kent Show with over 40 local producers all there to showcase their products, give the general public a chance to try something different, and hopefully gain a few new customers in the process. We almost sold out of all our stock on the first day after a flurry of visitors craving a nice chilled pressé to quench their thirst in the heat. We managed to arrange a huge delivery that evening making us more than prepared for the following two days. Kingsdown Elderflower Sparkle was the most popular drink, closely followed by our Rhubarb Sparkle and Cloudy Lemonade.
The Kent Show draws in visitors from right across the UK, some from the local area, others who had travelled from much further afield, and even some day trippers from France and Belgium. Everyday a buzz could be felt around the show, helped by the glorious weather with the sun shining almost constantly. The show has so many things to do, to watch, to learn and to taste. It’s an event for farming, the countryside and rural life running over three days from 8am – 6pm daily. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions, activities and displays there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained all day long.
We will without doubt be attending the Kent Show again next year with Produced in Kent, prepared with even more stock, more ice and hopefully more gorgeous sunshine.