2019 – Unfortunately there is NO Darling Buds Car Show this year.

After continued issues with Parish Council at Bethersden and lack of support from volunteers to run this event, there will not be an event in 2019.

Last Years Show Was Sunday 1st July 2018
Press release from that event:

Come down and have the chance to see 100s of classic cars, 30+ trade stalls and try some of the amazing food that is on offer. We also have an area for kids filled with lots of fun activities.

2018 was the  23rd Annual Show

It is the “Perfick” family day out in the heart of kent’s countryside. It has a warm friendly atmosphere, featuring pre-1990 makes and models of classic vehicles. It has a dedicated “80’s Zone”. (Pre-booked only)

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

Please be aware that the buildings on the farm are now private holiday accommodation, so unfortunately access is not available to the farmyard and buildings during this event, but all the grounds are open for the car show and you are more then welcome to take photographs of the Larkins house from the farm gate.

2018  Show Attractions:

  • Pre- 1980’s Cars
  • Club Stand
  • Supercar Display
  • Vintage Fair
  • Military Vehicles
  • Supercar Display
  • Local Produce
  • Falconry Display
  • Local produce
  • Falconry Display
  • Childrens Area
  • Food for all tastes
  • Licensed Bar
  • Air Ambulance


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There is a fee of £15 per car INCLUDING ALL OCCUPANTS on the day of the event, at which point all passengers will be issued with a wristband to enter the Show Ground. This is a charity donation towards Demelza House and Kent Air Ambulance.


Parking and admission:

Cars and all occupants £15

Motorcycles £5

NOTE: No wristband, no entry. There is no 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 a non profit making and all proceeds go to support the Kent Air Ambulance and Demelza House Children’s Hospice.

Thank you and see you soon!