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
June 5, 2017
Allen County Jaycees – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Sara Threet | (270) 622-8743 | sthreet-15@hotmail.com
June 10, 2017
Clinton County Fair – 7 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Kelly Guffey | (606) 340-7475 | kelly@davismarineinsurance.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: William Myatt | (270) 590-0024 | williammyatt@glasgow-ky.com
July 1, 2017
Vanceburg July Celebration – 4 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Greta May | (606) 796-3044 | gretamay82@yahoo.com
July 20, 2017
Nelson County Fair – 6 p.m. – OPEN
CONTACT: Susie Redmon | (502) 500-9659 | susieredmon@yahoo.com
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