The Social Festival Travel and Directions

Friday 29th September 2017

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Travel to/from The Social Festival

The Social Festival is held at Kent County Showground in Maidstone.

Kent County Showground in Maidstone

Detling Hill,


ME14 3JF


By Car

The Kent Event Centre at the Kent Showground is ideally suited for arrival by car. It is located on the A249 which is a busy dual carriageway.

From the M20 Motorway. Exit the motorway at junction 7 and follow signs to Sittingbourne and Sheerness A249. The Kent Showground is clearly marked and is approximately 2 miles from

the junction.

From the M2 Motorway. Exit the motorway at junction 5, signposted Maidstone A249. The Kent Showground is approximately 5 miles from the junction.

The postcode is ME14 3JF. Please note that it is best to follow the signs as you near the Showground rather than a sat nav.



Parking at The Kent County Showground is absolutely free and a parking ticket is not required. The car park will open at 10:00 on both days and will close at 01:00 the following morning. Please note

that all vehicles must leave site and cannot stay overnight (the campsite car park is an exception). If you want to leave your car overnight, you will need to use one of the campsites that are situated a stone’s throw from the venue.


By Train

Plan your journey by visiting

Maidstone East (4.3 miles from The Kent County Showground)

Maidstone Barracks (5.2 miles from The Kent County Showground)

Maidstone West (5.3 miles from The Kent County Showground)


By Air

Nearest Airport: London Gatwick


Shuttle Bus

Shuttle buses will be running from the event back to Maidstone Town Centre (The Gallagher Stadium) after the event. The shuttle bus stop will be clearly sign posted when leaving the event. A shuttle bus ticket is not required, however, you will have to pay a £3.00 fee as you board the bus.

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