Jul '16

Darling Buds Classic Car Show

CarShowPageBannerSUNDAY 10TH JULY 2016

Come and see 900+ classic cars,  60+ trade stalls,

Funfair, Childrens Play Area

Now in its 21st year

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 900+ 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)


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

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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.


To register to show your classic car choose from below

Individual Classic Car Entry Form

Club Stand Entry Form (for multiple vehicles)

Supercar Entry Form

80s Zone Entry Form 

To register a trade pitch use the form below:

Darling Buds Trade Entry Form 

(Not to be used for catering or fairground stalls, please contact for more info on trade stalls Paul Mill on 01622 751000)

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 making 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 2014 was £13,348 split, as usual, between the Kent Air Ambulance and Demelza House. This brings our grand total to date to £103,788. Thank you all for your continued support.

Charity Donations

Special Thanks

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

Nearby Amenities:

  • Pluckley and Bethersden village shops
  • Restaurants and pubs
  • Pluckley railway station
  • Access to footpaths

For information on places to eat and local attractions, please click here

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, we therefore ask that the owner`s privacy be respected. Thank you for your co-operation and have a good day.