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It is Show time for Kentucky’s Fairs and Horse Shows
The time for planning a fair or show is over. It is time to implement the thoughts and ideas hatched in the spring. With this said, it is time for "action". Are the grounds ready? Are the booths aligned and all promotion begun? Word of mouth and activities during the preparation will generate some promotion. Be excited, you’re doing this for your community. Be happy to provide the best show possible for 2017. With this said, then your best foot is going forward. No one wants to hear about rain, except farmers, but have your action plans available for when it occurs. Odds are that sometime during your event, it will.

The Spring meeting of KAFHS committees was held in May, on Derby day weekend, hosted by Madisonville-Hopkinsville Fair Board and friends. Bruce Jones, current KAFHS President was the master of ceremonies for the event. All present were provided wonderful food and had a marvelous time. Thanks to all who hosted us. Yes, we got to watch the running of the horses in many ways. Make your plans to attend next Spring’s meeting or any of our meetings. Get involved.

The Kentucky State Fair is coming up, August 17 thru the 27th in Louisville, at the fairgrounds. Please welcome Jason Rittenberry, CFE, while visiting the KY State Fair. Jason is the new President and CEO. Be proud and visit our states fair and exposition center. But be aware to get your paper work in to the proper folks at State or KAFHS, if your fair has an entry that is moving on up in competition. See you there at the Little Miss and Mr. Pageant put on by KAFHS and contestants from local fairs. They are competing for the title of Little Miss and Mr. County Fair 2017. Best of luck to all contestants. See you there on opening day for this event.

Opening day of KY State Fair has the first showing of the KY county local fair queens for 2017. They will be competing at the 2018 convention and Miss KY County Fair pageant at the Galt House in January. These are winners for this year at the local member fairs. They are Kentucky Belles and the pride of the Bluegrass. See you at the KY State Fair for the Opening ceremonies.

Let all our county fairs be blessed with lots of good old entertainment and fun. The best to all and to all let’s have a wonderful fair or show. Have a safe and prosperous fair. See you at your fair. The community beckons for the fair and show to begin. Go for it… the best to all!

2017 Miss Kentucky County Fair

Molly Faith Matney
Molly Faith Matney was crowned 2017 Miss Kentucky County Fair on the last day of the convention. She is sponsored by the Taylor County Fair.

Miss Teen
Miss Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Aneisa Cox - Hardin County Fair
Aneisa Cox
Hardin County Fair.
Miss Pre-Teen
Miss Pre Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Hallie Risch
Hallie Risch
Owen County Fair
Little Miss & Little Mr.
Little Miss & Litt Mr. KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Kinley Tompkins and Karson Emmons
Kinley Tompkins and Karson Emmons
Boyle County Fair
2017 KAFHS President and Officers
2017 President and Officers

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

Front from left, 2nd Vice President Al Smith, Secretary-Treasurer Gib Gosser, Sgt. At Arms Tom Gulley, President Elect Paula Hatfield, President Bruce Jones, Zone III Director Darlene Gifford, Zone II Director Hershell Key, 1st Vice President Jimmy England, Zone III Director Teddy Hunt.

Back row, 2016 President Greg Thomas, Zone I Director Darrin Benton, Associate Representative Jackie Burden, Zone I Director Brian Jones, Zone III Director Ryan Owens, Zone II Director Ryan Cash, Zone I Director Kenny Haught and Zone II Director Marty Fulkerson

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