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2016 Fair season is history ... 2017 is knocking on the door
The 2016 Fair and Horse Show season has come to a close. It is now time to reflect and consider what we did for our show this year and open our eyes to the future, the 2017 event. Your community is calling for the best fair possible and the greatest entertainment that we the local fair board can provide. Get on board.... Let's make it happen for 2017. It is time to begin the planning and how is that done? With plain old sitting down and contemplating the experiences of 2016 event and what can we change to improve, thrill, develop and facilitate for the future. Now is the time to make those tremulous plans for 2017. Do what is necessary and go with it, or adjust the plan, or toss the thought. But it is easier now than later.

Fair boards and managers should be thinking: 2017. The KAFHS Convention and Trade Show is January 12, 13, and 14th, 2017 in Louisville, KY at the Galt House. Begin making your plans for attendance at the Convention and Trade Show for the information that is provided. The membership forms have been sent out and delivered. If your fair's designated recipient has not got the information, then contact Gib Gosser with KAFHS. Your attendance at the 2017 KY County Fair pageant is also requested with your presence at the convention. Make your reservations. For reservations visit The Galt House.

2017 Convention and Trade Show Agenda

The meeting of the KAFHS Board and the Miss Teen and Pre Teen County Fair Pageant was held in October at the Crown Plaza Hotel. The 2016 Miss Teen is Shealyn Mason sponsored by McCracken County Fair. The 2016 Miss Pre Teen is Macie Katherine Chappell sponsored by Carroll County Fair. The pageants were done back to back with elegance and ceremony to make Kentucky proud. All the participants were winners from local fair pageants. We salute and wish them all well. All participants had the potential to be chosen. We wish them all the best.

2017 Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant is to be held at the Galt House in Louisville the last night of the convention. The pageantry will be presented with some of the most attractive young ladies that the Commonwealth of KY can provide. These are winners from the member fairs from across KY. The pride of KY is on display. A winner will be crowned and she will reign as the 2017 Miss KY County Fair for the year, 2017. Your presence is requested. Come on and be entertained by the ceremony and pageantry that KAFHS can provide. Pick the winner. But remember they are all winners... See you there. For tickets: review 'Forms' section of web site ( or at registration table in January at the Galt House.

We recognize that the holidays are almost upon us. The KAFHS Officers and Board wish that all our members and their communities have a wonderful and safe Holiday season. We want to see each of you at the January convention and pageant. I am saving you a seat. Come and enjoy January at the Galt House with the KAFHS members while we prepare for the 2017 Fair and Horse Show season.

2016 Miss Kentucky County Fair

Lacey Nicole Graham
Lacey Nicole Graham was crowned 2016 Miss Kentucky County Fair on the last day of the convention. She is sponsored by the Larue County Fair.

2016 KAFHS President and Officers
2016 President and Officers

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

Miss Teen
Miss Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Shealyn Mason
Shealyn Mason
McCracken County Fair
Miss Pre-Teen
Miss Pre Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Macie Katherine Chappell
Macie Katherine Chappell
Carroll County Fair
Little Miss & Little Mr.
Little Miss & Litt Mr. KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Gabrielle Rachelle Kemp and Jasper William Kemp
Gabrielle Rachelle Kemp and Jasper William Kemp
Adair County Fair

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