Sponsored by The Kentucky Department of Agriculture
The Most Progressive Fair Awards are judged in four categories:
3.Food, Crop and youth entries approved for state aid
4.Money spent on entries not approved for state aid
Each of the four above categories are compared both as a number and percent increase or decrease from the previous year. Also considered are promptness of reports and catalog ratings.
The state is divided into three zones with each zone having two divisions based on population. Division A is counties with populations under 20,000 and Division B is counties with populations over 20,000. County fairs compete for The Most Progressive Fair Awards within their respected zones and divisions. An overall winner and runner-up are selected from the six winning counties using the same comparisons.