AUGUST 17-27, 2017 • LOUISVILLE, KY
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Preliminaries

HOW TO HOST A PRELIMINARY

PLEASE NOTE: Before requesting to sanction a contest, please be sure to carefully review the Preliminary Contest Rules for further clarification of complete regulations.
To register an event, a sanction from the Kentucky State Fair must be requested and received before the date of the contest. No fee is charged for producing a sanctioned preliminary contest for the Coca-Cola Talent Classic.
The most important job of the chairperson of a sanctioned contest is the correct interpretation and communication of rules to participants. The three most common issues the State Fair encounters are acts that are in the wrong category, acts that must be disqualified because they have broken a rule, and acts that could have performed better if they had received more guidance.
The Kentucky State Fair wants to give every young person the opportunity to do their best so they have a positive experience. We encourage chairpersons to give suggestions for changes and improvements before the fair. Contestants may make changes in their competition acts, even major changes, as long as they don’t change the category. Our goal is to help them win.
Contestants should know it’s best to do one thing well. Judges do not get to see excellence in any area if there are too many different talent elements packed into a three-minute act.
Click here to download Coca-Cola Talent Classic sanction application.

2017 KENTUCKY STATE FAIR PRELIMINARIES

The preliminary schedule is updated as events are added. Keep checking for events near you.
September 12, 2016
Powell County Lions Club – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Jon Skidmore | (606) 663-2598 | skidmorejon@yahoo.com
March 31, 2017
Owen County High School – 1 p.m. – CLOSED
CONTACT: Doris L. Beverly | (502) 550-9529 | doris.beverly@owen.kyschools.us
April 22, 2017
Pike County 4-H – 6 p.m. – CLOSED Pike County 4-H Members Only
CONTACT: Novella Froman | (606) 432-2534 | nfroman@uky.edu
June 5, 2017
Allen County Jaycees – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Sara Threet | (270) 622-8743 | sthreet-15@hotmail.com
June 5, 2017
LaRue County Fair – 8 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Sandy Bell | (270) 769-8269
June 6, 2017
Oldham Co. Schools Art Center – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Trina Jackson | (502) 241-6018 | trinalynnjackson@gmail.com
June 7, 2017
Russell County Fair – 7:30 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Josh Pierce | (270) 858-9126
June 9, 2017
Taylor County Fair Association – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Jaimie Gilpin | (270) 469-8162 | jagilpin1@hotmail.com
June 10, 2017
Clinton County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Kelly Guffey | (606) 340-7475 | kelly@davismarineinsurance.com
June 17, 2017
Allegro Dance Theatre – 1 p.m. – CLOSED Allegro students only
CONTACT: Carol Zagar | (270) 352-1333 | zagar@infionline.net
June 19, 2017
Metcalfe County Fair – 5:30 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Teri Atkins | (270) 537-3437 | metcalfeagfair@gmail.com
June 20, 2017
Woodford County Fair – 7:30 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Mary Lou Watkins| (859) 229-7702 | gwatk12085@aol.com
June 23, 2017
Casey County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Rick Wesley | (606) 303-3371 | radiolibertyky@gmail.com
June 24, 2017
Douglas P. McCracken County – 2 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Douglas P. Arnold | (270) 331-1372 | talentcontest@comcast.net
June 28, 2017
Gallatin County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Yolanda Gould | (859) 445-2491 | yoandjamie@gmail.com
June 30, 2017
Bourbon County Fair – 8 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Ashley Yazell | (859) 340-0085 | ashley.yazell@bourbon.kyschools.us
July 1, 2017
Barren County Fair – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Kallie Boiley | (859) 749-5897 | kallie.rankin@yahoo.com
July 7, 2017
Lincoln County Fair – 7:30 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: William Myatt | (270) 590-0024 | williammyatt@glasgow-ky.com
July 7, 2017
Adair County Fair & Horse Show – 7:30 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Billy Pickett | (270) 384-9007 | bpickett52@gmail.com
July 11, 2017
Louisville Creative Arts Academy – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Cricket Hater | (502) 432-7702 | info@louisvillecreativeartsacademy.com
July 11, 2017
Boyd County Fair – 7:30 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Ellen Keaton | (606) 585-0514 | boydcountyfair14@aol.com
July 13, 2017
Classic Melodies – 8:00 p.m. – CLOSED CMPI Broadway Bound Camp Students (Groups)
CONTACT: Melodie Stacy | (502) 955-7494 | classicmelodies@aol.com
July 13, 2017
Classic Melodies – 9 p.m. – CLOSED CMPI Broadway Bound Camp Students (Solos)
CONTACT: Melodie Stacy | (502) 955-7494 | classicmelodies@aol.com
July 15, 2017
The Dance Centre of Elizabethtown – 11 a.m. – CLOSED Dance Centre Students only
CONTACT: Sherry L. Barnard | (270) 765-5464 | SFM1DANCER@hotmail.com
July 19, 2017
Youth Theatre of Hardin County – 7:30 p.m. – CLOSED - Youth Theatre members only
CONTACT: Carol Zagar | (270) 352-1333 | zagar@infionline.net
July 19, 2017
Pulaski County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Diana Cash | (606) 875-9057 | pulaskicountyfairboard@windstream.net
July 20, 2017
Nelson County Fair – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Susie Redmon | (502) 500-9659 | susieredmon@yahoo.com
July 20, 2017
Monroe Arts Council – 6:30 p.m. – CLOSED - Monroe County students and residents
CONTACT: Blanche Trimble | (270) 487-5576 | bbtrimble@tompkinsvillenews.com
July 21, 2017
Tollesboro Lions Club – 8 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Betty Hampton | (606) 798-6247
July 21, 2017
Daviess County Lions Club – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: LaTasha Shemwell| (270) 297-9190 ext. 706| shemwelllatasha@gmail.com
July 22, 2017
Franklin County Fair and Horse Show – 8 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Patti Cross | (502) 223-8525 | patticross@bellsouth.net
July 22, 2017
Maxwell's House of Music – 11 a.m. – CLOSED Vocalists Only
CONTACT: Alex Isackson| (812) 283-3304 | Alex@maxwellshouseofmusic.com
July 24, 2017
Oldham County Schools Arts Center – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Trina Jackson | (502) 241-6018 | trinalynnjackson@gmail.com
July 24, 2017
Meade County Fair – 8 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Stephanie Parker | (270) 422-1820 | sparker@bbtel.com
July 28, 2017
Spencer County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Jessmine Catlett | (502) 299-0628 | jcatlett09@twc.com
August 5, 2017
Grant County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Jacqalynn Riley| (859) 250-1301 | jacqalynn@gmail.com
*This peliminary is for the 2018 Coca-Cola Talent Classic
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