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Little Miss & Mister State Application

The Little Miss and Mister Kentucky County Fair Pageant is conducted by KAFHS each August as a part of the Kentucky State Fair.

To compete on the local level, contestants must be 5 years of age on June 30 and cannot be 8 on June 30 of the years when the local pageant is held.A complete set of rules can be found at XXXX.

Local winners must meet the state guidelines established by KAFHS and may also need to meet other criteria established by the local fair.

Contestants winning on the local level must complete a state application which is submitted to local fair officials before they forward it to state pageant officials.(Applications can only be submitted from an authorized local fair address.)The application can be found at XXXXX and is due to be filed with KAFHS 30 days following the local fair (and, under no circumstances, regardless of the local pageant date) no later than 2 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the opening of the Kentucky State Fair.

Friends and family of the contestant are encouraged to attend the state pageant.Regular admission and parking fees for the Kentucky State Fairwill apply. There is no additional admission cost or reserved seating.

Contestants are advised to check with their local fair to see if a hotel room is included (if needed) in their prize or if they need to make their own rooming arrangements for the pageant.

General questions about the pageant (paperwork, tickets, etc.) can be directed to our office at 606-451-0404 or info@kafs.net.Specific questions regarding wardrobe should be directed to Melissa Chinn at 270-256-1747 or chinn5009@bellsouth.net

Little Miss and Mister Co. Fair Pageant Rules

L1The Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair Pageant will be held annually at the Kentucky State Fair.

L2Information packet and entry blanks for the pageant shall be mailed to Association (KAFHS) membersby June 1.Completed typed entry forms shall be returned to designated pageant official.Forms must be received by 2 pm on the Tuesday prior to the Kentucky State Fair opening ceremonies and the Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair pageant.If local fair Little Miss & Mister pageant is held 10 working days prior to deadline, then entries will be allowed to be telephoned to the designated Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair pageant official.

L3 Contestants must be 5 years of age on June 30, and cannot be 8 on June 30 of the year they represent a member fair at the Kentucky State Fair competition.

L4 Contestants will wear and be judged in age appropriate attire in the pageant.

L5 An adult chaperone must stay in each hotel room with the contestant and an adult chaperone must be with each contestant at the time of Registration for the Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair Pageant at the Kentucky State Fair.

L6 Any mention of “contestant” in the KAFHS pageant rules shall be interpreted to mean both the male and female contestants together as one unit of entry.

General Rules Applicable to All Pageant Programs

G1In order to participate in pageant programs, a Fair Member desiring to enter a contestant must be a member of the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows (KAFHS) and have paid all dues and pageant fees prior to the local pageant being held and be eligible for state aid through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

G2 A local Co. fair may conduct its local pageant by any rules or method they deem suitable to their particular situation, so long as the contestants selected to enter the KAFHSpageants meets the requirements set forth in these rules by said Association (KAFHS).

G3 No photo or internet contests / pageants are permitted for entry into any KAFHS state pageant program.

G4 Each local pageant must designate at least 30 days prior to the conduct of their pageant whether they have an open or closed contestant pageant and the date of such.

G5 A contestant must be a winner or runner-up in the local pageant.(Runner-up only accepted should for some reason the winner becomes ineligible or unable to attend.)A contestant can only represent one local fair and must represent the first local fair that they win first place in during the calendar year.(Local fairs are urged to not accept contestants who have won at a member show during that calendar year.)In the event a pageant winner has not met the deadline to enter the state pageant, a runner-up will not be accepted.

G6 The local Fair Board or sponsor is not responsible financially for transportation, room, and reserved seating or responsible for making such arrangements.Association (KAFHS) is not responsible for these aforementioned arrangements as well.

G7 Each member association shall designate one person to receive all correspondence from the association.It shall be that person’s responsibility to see that all rules, forms and other information is delivered to the appropriate person(s).

G8 Anyone winning a KAFHS state title is not eligible to compete in that pageant thereafter.

G9 Local fairs are urged to not accept contestants with out of state residences.

G10 Winners of KAFHS pageants are expected to attend the other three KAFHS pageant programs in the coming year.

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