The Darling Buds Classic Car Show is an annual charitable event hosted by Buss Farm (Darling Buds Farm), which can be found just off the Pluckley Road in Bethersden, near Ashford in the heart of Kent, UK.
Unfortunately, the future of the show is uncertain at present, as the farm is back on the market. The 1918 show was passed to different management, due to the partnering car club not having enough surviving members or volunteers to maintain the show to previous standards and the club has also, regrettably, since been wound down. It no longer has any connection with any the show, as far as organising the event is concerned, surplus funds also being donated to our charities. Any news regarding any future shows will, hopefully, be posted here. Also check the farm website.
Classic car enthusiasts, owners, and members of the public are cordially invited to a “perfick” family day out with a warm, friendly atmosphere.
The venue has ample public car parking and gates open at 9.00 am.
This exclusive location was used in the making of Yorkshire Television`s well-known series “The Darling Buds of May” and is normally the only time that the farm is open to the general public.
The show show will include: Pop Larkin`s yellow Rolls Royce, traditional childrens` rides, auto-jumble and craft stalls, food for all tastes, a visit by the Kent Air Ambulance helicopter (operational circumstances permitting), plus a licensed bar.
Throughout the day there will be arena displays of exhibitors` vehicles, with a live commentary.
This year’s entry fees, admission charges and further details are on the Darling Buds Farm website:
Thank you for your support. The weather for the 2018 show was excellent and we managed to raise a substantial amount for the charity aspect. To date, you have helped us donate well over £100,000 to the Kent Air Ambulance and other charities. We are also continuing to support Demelza House, a local children’s hospice.
Video used by kind permission of Granada Television.