Jul '16

Darling Buds Classic Car Show


SUNDAY 2nd JULY 2017
10 AM TO 4 PM

Come and see 100s of classic cars,  60+ trade stalls, 

Children’s rides

Now on its 22nd year

(to show your classic car at the show see the entry forms below)

A “perfick” family day out in the Kent countryside with a warm, friendly atmosphere, featuring pre-1990 makes and models of classic vehicles with a dedicated “80’s zone” (pre-booked only).

The venue has ample public car parking. An estimated 800+ classic vehicles are expected at the next show, making it one of Kent’s most popular annual events. This exclusive location was used in the making of Yorkshire Television`s well-known series “The Darling Buds of May”. The show is organised by The Rover P5 Alive Club.

(The buildings on the farm are now private holiday accommodation, so unfortunately access is not available to the farm yard and buildings during this event, but all the grounds are open for the car show and you can take photographs of the Larkins house from the farm gate

Enter Your Vehicle(s) for the next Classic Car Show. See Bottom of Page.

This Year`s Show Attractions:

  • Pop Larkin`s yellow Rolls RoycePunchandJudyWebsite
  • The Woodchurch Morris Men
  • Supercar Display
  • Vintage fair
  • Arts and crafts
  • Local produce
  • Falconry Display
  • Traditional childrens` rides
  • Auto-jumble and craft stalls
  • Food for all tastes
  • Plus a licensed bar
  • Childrens area
  • Air Ambulance

MorrisMenWoodchurch Morris Men

Throughout the day there will be arena displays of exhibitors` vehicles with a live commentary.

ArenaWebsiteMain Arena

Entrance for car and all passengers is £15 on the day, prices include parking.  Entry for bikes and pedestrians is £5 Adults, £3 children/pensioners. NOTE: There is no free parking around the site and any vehicles parked in lanes/on verges will be removed.

Well behaved dogs are permitted but must be kept on a short lead at all times and you must clean up after your dog. Dogs must NOT be left in vehicles at any time, any found will be removed.

All For A Good Cause

Since the shows inception, we have donated substantial sums raised from admission and entry fees each year to charity. The show is non profit making and all proceeds go to support the Kent Air Ambulance and Demelza House Children’s Hospice.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance

Charity Donations

The show is a non-profit event, surplus funds are channelled to our chosen charities  Everyone involved gives their time and efforts freely, in order to make the show a success please continue to support us.

The charity donation for 2016 was £16,000. £1000 was donated to Farleigh Hospice and the remaining was split equally between the Kent Air Ambulance and Demelza House. This brings our grand total to date to £127,788. Thank you all for your continued support.

Charity Donations


2017 Classic Car Show Entry Forms:

Enter your car for the 2nd July 2017 show, places are limited so please reserve yours now:

Click for Pre-1980’s Entry Form

Click for 80’s Zone Entry Form

Click for Supercar Entry Form

Click for Club Stand Entry Form

(for trade exhibitor enquiries please contact Paul Mill at paulmilltelevision@gmail.com)

Special Thanks 

For their generous help and assistance we would like to thank:


Please note:

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that all attractions appear as advertised, the show may be subject to changes in the event of any unforeseen circumstances or incidents occurring beyond the organisers` control. If travelling any distance to view non-car exhibits or attractions, please check by phone before setting off. We must point out that the farm is not open or accessible to the public all year round, therefore we ask that the owner`s privacy be respected. Thank you for your co-operation and have a good day.