L1 The Little Miss & Mister Kentucky Co. Fair Pageant will be held annually at the Kentucky State Fair.
L2 An entry form for the pageant shall be available to Association members prior to June 1. Completed entry forms shall be submitted electronically and must be received by 2 pm on the Tuesday prior to the Kentucky State Fair opening ceremonies and the Little Miss and Mister Kentucky County Fair Pageant.
L3 Contestants will be directed to the KAFHS website (kafs.net) by local fair officials following the local pageant. It then becomes the responsibility of the contestants to complete the on-line application and submit it electronically, along with a scanned birth certificate, to KAFHS prior to any deadline. This process should be completed no more than 30 days following the local pageant and must be done by 2 pm on the Tuesday prior to the Kentucky State Fair. If local fair pageant is held ten (10) working days prior to the deadline, entries wil be allowed to be telephoned or emailed to the KAFHS office. (It is recommended that local fairs also require the contestant to file a copy of the application with a local fair official.)
L4 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.
L5 Contestants will wear and be judged in age appropriate attire in the pageant.
L6 Parent or legal guardian must stay in each hotel room with the contestant. Parent or legal guardian must be with each contestant at the time of Registration.
L7 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.
L8 KAFHS may copy contestant information to local fair officials for verification of winner and information.
General Rules Applicable to All Pageant Programs
G1 In 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 KAFHS pageants 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.