Kentucky State Fair Louisville KY
It's time once again for the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville KY. Thursday, August 19, 2010 - Sunday, August 29, 2010. The gates open at 7AM and exhibits, midway and tents close by 10PM.
The excitement builds as you arrive off I-65 to the Kentucky State Fair exit ramp.
Last year, as I drove up to the ticket booth my friend and I joked with the attendant that we wanted 2 senior citizen tickets.
He wasn't buying our story and waved us on through with a big smile.
Would it be the same as I remembered?
Would I find lots of neat stuff? What would be new at the Kentucky State Fair? What are they giving away? What have I been missing out on all these years?
I have to admit I had not been to the Kentucky State Fair since the 80's. I think I saw Dolly Parton in concert and a championship horse show. I'm sure it has changed since then.
As we pulled into parking lot N, we wondered where to go next. We crossed the street to the shuttle pickup that was a farm tractor pulling a blue wagon that had seats on each side. Our tour guide shouted out the points of interest so we would know where to go.
When I was a little girl, I talked to him and was amazed how he saw me. Yes, he really does talk to anyone that comes close!
There were two boys that approached him after I took the picture today.
As they hung out at the fence he said, "Boys, you two look tired." They laughed and kept talking to Freddy. He's pretty smart!
Freddy Farm Bureau is always at the front entrance to the Kentucky State Fair.
There are also numerous booths for food of all sorts and and entertainment.
Pleanty of funny contests like the Made Ugly and Born Ugly Lamp Contest, Largest Pumpkin and the Rooster Crowing contest.
It's a good idea to visit the information booth on the way in to ask questions and to be able to find out if your favorite animal, show or exhibit is going to be there. There are many free concerts this year too.
This guy was waiting patiently for his turn at stardom. He had been scrubbed, primped, sprayed and polished to win a blue ribbon.
Pulled pork BBQ sounded tasty so we placed our order then headed into the entertainment tent to enjoy the show while we chowed down. The group that was delivering some down home music was the Whiskey River Boys. They sure were good!
With our bellies full of BBQ, we plotted what was to be next on our tour. We studied the fair schedule and decided we needed to see the world's largest dog over in Exhibit Hall B.
We were off on our search for the dog...but we never found him. Instead we saw lost of booths to sell just about everything under the sun.
Slice N dicers, car polish, hot tubs, rocking chairs, belly button jewelry, sheets?, sun glasses, windows, ring cleaners, time shares, t-shirts, crafts, Ginsu knives, toenail decals, candy, miracle cloths, sore foot pads, Craftmatic beds and FUDGE!
This guy was making the fudge while we watched. He had a BIG crowd cheering him on!
After the fudge show, we wondered over to the prize winning entries that had been judged.
Earlier when we were in the last exhibit hall, I had told my friend about this fun show I liked to watch on TV called "Cash Cab."
We were inspecting the homemade wines that had won ribbons and there was one labeled "Cash Cab!"
How bizarre is that!
As we headed back out to the entrance to give our feet a rest, I took a pictures of the fountain.
Check out the neat fountain in front of the exhibit halls and be sure to get your cotton candy fix.
Come on out and have some fun! It's a great attitude adjustment!
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