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Little Miss and Mr. Kentucky County Fair Pageant Rules
G1 In order to participate, an Association member desiring to enter a contestant must be a member of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows (KAFHS) and have paid all dues and pageant fees prior to the local pageant being held.
G2 The Association (KAFHS) realizes that only one entry from a county would be in the best interest of the local pageant for the association. All members who submitted an entry in 2007 shall be accepted in the future. Any new entries shall be required to apply for acceptance from the Chairman of the appropriate pageant committee. The committee shall give preference to the local county fair.
G3 A local county fair may conduct its local pageant by any rules or method they deem suitable to their particular situation, so long as the contestants selected to enter the KAFHS pageants meets the requirements set forth in these rules by said Association (KAFHS).
G4 No photo or internet contests / pageants are permitted for entry into any KAFHS state pageant program.
G5 Each local pageant must designate at least 30 days prior to the conduct of their pageant whether they have an open or closed contestant pageant and the date of such.
G6 A contestant must be a winner or runner-up in the local pageant. (Runner-up only accepted should for some reason the winner becomes ineligible or unable to attend.) A contestant can only represent one local fair and must represent the first local fair that they win first place in during the calendar year. (Local fairs are urged to not accept contestants who have won at a member show during that calendar year.) In the event a pageant winner has not met the deadline to enter the state pageant, a runner-up will not be accepted.
G7 The local Fair Board or sponsor is not responsible financially for transportation, room, and reserved seating or responsible for making such arrangements. Association (KAFHS) is not responsible for these aforementioned arrangements as well.
G8 Each member association shall designate one person to receive all correspondence from the association. It shall be that person’s responsibility to see that all rules, forms and other information is delivered to the appropriate person(s).
G9 Anyone winning a KAFHS state title is not eligible to compete in that pageant thereafter.
G10 Local fairs are urged to not accept contestants with out of state residences.
G11 Winners of KAFHS pageants are expected to attend the other three KAFHS pageant programs in the coming year.
Little Miss and Mister Kentucky County Fair Pageant Rules
T1 The Little Miss & Mister Kentucky County Fair Pageant will be held annually at the Kentucky State Fair.
T2 Information packet and entry blanks for the pageant shall be mailed to Association (KAFHS) members by June 1. Completed typed entry forms shall be returned to designated pageant official. Forms must be received by 2pm on the Tuesday prior to the Kentucky State Fair opening ceremonies and the Little Miss & Mister Kentucky County Fair pageant. If local fair Little Miss & Mister pageant is held 10 working days prior to deadline, then entries will be allowed to be telephoned to the designated Little Miss & Mister Kentucky County Fair pageant official.
T3 Contestants must be 5 years of age on June 30, and cannot be 8 on June 30 of the year they represent a member fair at the Kentucky State Fair competition.
T4 Contestants will wear and be judged in age appropriate attire in the pageant.
T5 An adult chaperone must stay in each hotel room with the contestant and an adult chaperone must be with each contestant at the time of Registration for the Little Miss & Mister Kentucky County Fair Pageant at the Kentucky State Fair.
T6 Any mention of “contestant” in the KAFHS pageant rules shall be interpreted to mean both the male and female contestants together as one unit of entry.
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