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2016 Fair and Horse Show Events are Underway
The highways in our state are busy with the convoys of rides and show entertainment moving from location to location. These jumps, as they are called, are the life of the system of fairs and shows throughout our state and all states surrounding us. Is this unit coming to your fair? Check the schedule of events. It may be, if so, make plans to attend. Always allow for safe travels for all in the transition or jump.

The spring meeting was held in May with the normal fanfare and heated discussion of fair administration. The setting was the Lake Cumberland area that is picturesque and very relaxing. Highlights were the informative viewing of the fishery and Wolf Creek Dam tour. All who attended had a marvelous time. Thanks go out to the Adair County Fair group and Greg Thomas for his presentation of a great relaxing time. The hospitality was wonderful and food excellent. Make your plans for next spring to attend this initiation meeting for the incoming President of KAFHS. Bruce Jones, 2017 will be looking for you. Plans are just that, still being made.

The KY State Fair is August 18th through 28th. The KAFHS Board will meet on the 17th at the Crowne Plaza. The activity of the Lil Miss and Mr. Pageant is on the 18th. The Kentucky State Fair opening day ceremonies are on the 18th . The newly crowned Miss Queens from KAFHS member local fairs will be in attendance to assist in the Lil Miss and Mr. Pageant and to add a load of beauty to the ceremony. This eloquence is refreshing to a ceremony that is highlighted with pomp and circumstance. The spring meeting provided the notification that the KAFHS representative on the KY State Fair Board has changed since the convention. This is all done via the Governor's request and guidelines for this selection. All steps relating to Article 10 in the KAFHS by laws were adhered to by Greg Thomas, current President KAFHS, for the selection. The list of names from all zones was provided and our representative was chosen by Governor Bevin. Please welcome with your support: Mike Poynter, Lincoln County Fair, 2015 President of the Association of Fairs and Horse Shows. Please give Mike your support as he begins his duties on the Kentucky State Fair Board.

Get out and support your local fair and horse show. Volunteer. Make your presence known. They are putting the local show on for your community. The 4H and Agriculture Department’s are assisting to make all the local events the best that they can be. Take pride: Kentucky Pride….. Go and see the Beef Show, Dairy show, goat, chicken, etc. the displays, for each has a smiling farm family and child in the background. See you there…

2016 Miss Kentucky County Fair

Lacey Nicole Graham
Lacey Nicole Graham was crowned 2016 Miss Kentucky County Fair on the last day of the convention. She is sponsored by the Larue County Fair.

2016 KAFHS President and Officers
2016 President and Officers

Please support the new leadership in their efforts to sustain the Kentucky Association of Fairs & Horse Shows throughout the year.

Miss Teen
Miss Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Morgan McKay Harvey
Morgan McKay Harvey
Jackson Independence Days
Miss Pre-Teen
Miss Pre Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Kennedy Reece Davis
Kennedy Reece Davis
Hart County Fair
Little Miss & Little Mr.
Little Miss & Litt Mr. KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Gabrielle Rachelle Kemp and Jasper William Kemp
Gabrielle Rachelle Kemp and Jasper William Kemp
Adair County Fair

Just a Few Current & Upcoming Events
Kentucky State Fair August 18th - August 28th
Grayson County Fair August 30th - September 5th
Greenup County Fair August 30th - September 3rd
Alexandria Fair & Horse Show August 31st - September 5th
Clay County Fair September 7th - September 10th

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