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Kent Event Centre

The Kent Event Centre is the largest, most flexible conference and exhibition venue in Kent, offering 7,000 sqm of indoor space and 200 acres of outdoor space.

Our three main exhibition halls are ideal for creating stunning exhibitions, trade fairs or public space, with six smaller meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. From a 2-person interview to an outdoor concert for 30,000, we have the perfect space to suit your event.


The Kent Event Centre opened at the Kent Showground, Detling in 1991 and has grown ever since with the development of new modern purpose-built event spaces.

All the profits from the Kent Event Centre go to the registered charity; Kent County Agricultural Society. Formed in 1923 the Kent County Agricultural Society aims are to improve and promote agriculture, forestry, horticulture, allied industries, rural crafts and the breeding of livestock, across Kent. In addition to making several awards each year, the society is best-known for organising the annual Kent County Show but also the Heritage Transport Show and Living Land, a free one-day event aimed at educating young children in the areas of farming, agriculture, countryside and healthy eating.

Being part of a charity, the Kent Event Centre understands the importance of giving back that’s why we offer discounts and support to other charities, associations and agricultural businesses.


Our unique selling point is our size and location, between two major motorways and within 50 minutes by car or train from London. We have an excess of 200 acres of outdoor space and a private woodland at Organiser’s disposal. We also offer onsite parking for up to 30,000 cars.

The Kent Event Centre is ideally located between the M20 Junction 7, and M2 Junction 5, motorways in the heart of Kent. The County Town of Maidstone is 5 minutes away and is serviced by 3 railway stations. Easily accessible and central to the county, the Kent Event Centre is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.

Upcoming Events

Kent County Show

The Kent County Show on 5, 6, 7 July 2024 is the region’s showcase event for farming, agriculture and countryside life. For three days a year, animals, horses, vintage vehicles, retail stands and much more converge on the stunning surroundings of the Kent Showground for... (click below to read more)

When: Fri 05 07 2024 at 8:00 am

Until: Sun 07 07 2024 at 5:00 pm

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Bidden Tractor Fest

Biddenden Tractorfest is being held in the fields of Holden Farm, Biddenden, over the weekend of 17th & 18th August 2024. A fun day out for all the family, this will be the 10th year that the event has been held, run entirely by volunteers and with the support of regis... (click below to read more)

When: Sat 17 08 2024 at 2:00 pm

Until: Sun 18 08 2024 at 2:00 pm

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