Now in its fifth year, the Edenbridge Motor Show and Music Festival is almost here.  Organised by volunteers of the Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce and with great support from members of the community and local organisations.

The introduction of the official Musical Festival part to the show last year was a HUGE success and the headline act, Some Kinda Wonderful featuring the Noel McCalla & Derek Nash Band is going to be even more amazing as they perform two sets on stage.

Opening the show at 10am are the Edenbridge Town Band joined by the Forge Singers to get this moving, followed by The Victorious River Band and Don’t Ask The Band.

This year the main stage has been renamed in memory of one of our Chamber of Commerce members, Paul Dashwood, who also co-ordinated all the music at last year’s show as well as performing with his band, Don’t Ask.  Sadly Paul passed away earlier this year so in hour of him all our musical performances will be taking place on the Paul Dashwood Stage.

NEW to the show this year is a giant inflatable children’s park and the popular Mud Monsters are back giving rides to visitors.  Of course all the usual trade and craft stalls will be in attendance, as well as the food zone which includes a bar provided by Godstone Brewery.

It wouldn’t be a motor show without the hundreds of vehicles that turn up from individual exhibitors to car clubs, motorbikes to camper vans.  There really is something for everyone’s taste.  My personal favourite is the MX5 Drivers Club 🙂

I thoroughly enjoyed being MC for the day at last year’s event and I’m delighted to be invited back on stage again this year.  From here I’ll be keeping visitors up to date on what’s happening, telling you how to join in and vote for your favourite displays and interviewing some of our performers and exhibitors .

There still is time to apply to exhibit your vehicle/club – simply go to the website and download an application form.  Entering for the display area is free if booked in advance.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at £5.00 per adult and under 14s go free if accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sunday 8th September

Time: 10am until 6pm

Venue: Gabriel’s Showground, Mill Hill TN8 5PL


Featured in Issue 102 | September/October 2019