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2016 Fair and Horse Show Season is almost here.
The 2016 KAFHS Convention and Trade Show concluded in January with all members present excited about the New Year and show season. Plans and ideas were passed all during the meeting. Information sessions highlighted the activities for all the members. Activities for each member fair and show was driven with a purpose to provide a showcase of ideas for the local event. These ideas are to create a better event for the local community. All managers and participants gained the drive and excitement to make this happen. Will this work at our fair? How can we do this at our fair? It works for them, why can it not work for us? To top all the administrative questions: the Showcase on Friday night provided some exciting entertainment for all to take in. Did you attend the showcase and hear some of the talent displayed? The acts were great. These acts are provided to display their talent. They wish to be a part of your event. Check them out next time.

The closure of the convention was highlighted with the 2016 Miss Kentucky County fair pageant. It was a spectacle of lovely ladies from all the member Fairs competitions during the 2015 fair season. Lacey Nicole Graham representing Larue County Fair was the winner in the competition. 94 contestants were vying for the crown. The pomp and ceremony was a showcase for the convention. 2017’s pageant is next January, make your plans to attend the Convention and Pageant. It is never too early to plan. Yes, the event will be in Louisville hosted at the Galt House in 2017. See you there. Pageant tickets go on sale in October.

Education scholarships were given out at the annual business meeting to those that had applied and chosen by the Scholarship committee. The scholarship fund is funded by the annual auction that is held on Thursday night and sponsored by the Kentucky State Fair. The items presented for sell are provided by the KAFHS members. This has been an annual event for years now. Many young adults have used the scholarships to aid in their higher education endeavors. It has always been entertaining and a good cause for the Association.

Greg Thomas of Adair County Fair took the reins of the 2016 KY Association of Fairs and Horse Shows on Saturday of the convention. As President he will preside over the association till next year 2017. Mike Poynter (2015) of Lincoln County Fair gave the reins to Greg. Bruce Jones of Hopkins County Fair is waiting in the wings for his presidential time.

Greg wishes to invite you to the Spring meeting in May 13 and 14th, 2016. Lure Lodge on Lake Cumberland is the host hotel for the meeting. If you wish to get involved with association and enjoy the ambiance that is provided, please attend and contribute to the planning of the 2017 Convention and Trade Show. Planning begins at this gathering of those members in attendance. Committee’s and the Board of Directors meet. It is always a good time. The Adair County Fair board and group will be sharing and hosting. Come on and enjoy the lake side retreat and talk fair business. Thanks See you there.

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 - Morgan McKay Harvey
Morgan McKay Harvey
Jackson Independence Days
Miss Pre-Teen
Miss Pre Teen KY County Fair Pageant Winner - Kennedy Reece Davis
Kennedy Reece Davis
Hart 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

Just a Few Current & Upcoming Events
American Road Horse & Pony Horse Show May 27th - May 28th
Burlington Spring Horse Show May 27th - May 28th
Poke Sallet Festival June 2nd - June 4th
Carroll County Fair June 3rd - June 11th
Oldham County Saddle Club June 3rd - June 5th

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