25 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss the Fair This August
The Kentucky State Fair is only 25 days away! Check out our list of 25 reasons you don’t want to miss the Fair this August.
1. Free Concerts
This year at the fair, the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series is free with gate admission. Performers this year include country star Gary Allan, Casting Crowns, and much more!
2. Ducks at the Discovery Farm
Seeing the little furry friends sliding, playing and making a splash will make anyone smile at the Discovery Farm in Agland.
3. Deep Fried Oreos
How do you make something tastier? You fry it! You don’t want to miss all of the goodness that is a Deep Fried Oreo.
4. Donut Burgers
What is better than a burger? A burger between two donuts, of course!
5. Inflatable Colon
Take a nice stroll through the educational colon located in Health Horizons. While you’re at it, local medical professionals will be on site to give free health screenings and assessments!
6. Coca-Cola Talent Classic
If you are age 13-21 and like to sing, dance, or have other awesome talents entering into the Coca-Cola Talent Classic may be for you! For more information about qualifying, click here.
7. World’s Championship Horse Show
See the world’s most prestigious Saddlebred horses compete for over $1 million!
8. Largest Pumpkin Competition
No Fairy Godmother needed here. Last year’s largest pumpkin weighed in at 1,223 lbs!
9. Pride of the Counties
Travel all over the Bluegrass without leaving the fairgrounds! Come discover what makes each county across Kentucky unique at Pride of the Counties.
10. Divas Through the Decades
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of Tina Turner or Taylor Swift. Divas through the Decades pays tribute to our Divas featuring songs from the 40s through today’s hits!
11. DOGS – The Marvelous Mutts & Miller’s Border Collies
All of our dog lovers out there; this one is for you! Enjoy the wowing talents of the Marvelous Mutts, or experience Miller’s Border Collies showcase herding techniques.
12. Arts in the Air
Come to the Fair to see acts like you’ve never seen before. Watch our aerialists and acrobats spin hula hoops and climb a tower of chairs!
13. Thrill Ville
Make memories of a lifetime on nearly 100 rides!
14. Hanging out with the Fair Bear
The Fair Bear is back and better than ever! Come to the Fair and take a #selfie!
15. Kentucky Crafted Products
Don’t leave the Kentucky State Fair empty handed! Visit the local vendors in the South Wing and shop for handmade goods.
16. Showcasing Talent
Check out the blue ribbon winners from across the state.
17. Get your pic with Freddy Farm Bureau
You can find our friendly farmer on the front porch of Freedom Hall! Take a photo and say hello; he may just talk back to you.
18. Ride the Ferris wheel
What better way to end a perfect day at the fair than at the top of the Thrill Ville ferris wheel. Watch the sunset and see a stellar view of the fairgrounds!
19. Music Lovers- music in every tent
Come listen to an array of musical talents you won’t hear anywhere else.
20. Play bingo in Heritage Hall
Challenge your friends to a game of bingo in Heritage Hall!
21. Make a furry friend
From fluffy sheep to sweet, soft rabbits; meet our Fair furry friends that you will never forget!
22. Pogo Fred
Don’t miss out on seeing some awesome pogo stunts made by a Guinness World Record holder!
23. Face Painting
Whether you want to be a puppy, fairy, or cat, become whatever you want and get your face painted.
24. Fresh Lemonade
There’s nothing like getting a fresh squeezed lemonade on a hot day at the fair!
25. Spending Time with Friends and Family
Whether you come to the fair for the acts, the food, or the thrills, there’s no better place to make lasting memories with friends and family than the Kentucky State Fair!
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