Bus Festival date confirmed
A new date for the South East Bus Festival has been announced.
The event will now take place on Sunday 10 October, hosted at Kent Showground, near Maidstone. The event was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic and the original April date for this year’s edition of the show was postponed in February.
“We hope that, by selecting a date towards the end of the bus events season when coronavirus restrictions should have eased significantly, we will be able to operate as near to normal as possible” – Richard Lewis, Co-organiser
Co-organiser, Richard Lewis, said: “After the disappointment of having to cancel last year’s event, and the need to postpone this year’s, we are delighted to announce that the 2021 South East Bus Festival will take place in October, once again as part of the Kent County Agricultural Society’s Heritage Transport Show.
“We hope that, by selecting a date towards the end of the bus events season when coronavirus restrictions should have eased significantly, we will be able to operate as near to normal as possible but all aspects of the festival will be reviewed to ensure compliance with any Government regulations still in force at that time to give a safe and enjoyable day out for our visitors, volunteers and participants. “This will be our tenth event and while we had expected to celebrate that milestone in 2020, we are pleased that we will be able to do so later this year.”
One significant difference this year is that the event is being held on a Sunday, due to the availability of the showground and a need to avoid clashing with other local events, but the 2022 South East Bus Festival will revert to a Saturday and is already confirmed as being held on 2 April.
The event is part of the Heritage Transport Show.