Kentucky State Fair

August 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Entertainment

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I realize this blog is supposed to be about Oldham County, and the Kentucky State Fair is not held in Oldham County… but I can’t help myself. One of the beauties of living in Oldham County is I can pick and choose when I want to take advantage of things going on in Louisville.

For those of you that do not know me, I get almost school girl giddy about the State Fair. What is there not to love? Peanut butter fudge, frisbee catching dogs, tanks, corn dogs, beer tents… I could go on forever. Few events offer the prime people watching opportunities that the state fair gives.

One of my favorite things to do at the fair is wave to Freddy Farmer. Freddy has been a fixture at the state fair for over 50 years! His head used to move from side to side, but in his old age, his neck is a little stiff. He still greets all the children with a warm hello though. So mark the calendar, organize the kids, and feel free to bring me back some peanut butter fudge. Happy Fair-going.

Kentucky State Fair August 14-24, 2008

Offering all-day adventures for more than 100 years, the this annual celebration of summertime fun is America’s largest air-conditioned fair, filling all 1.2 million square feet of the massive Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville each August. Acres of additional outdoor activities also give fairgoers plenty of reason to explore the thrills of open-air entertainment and exhibits.

Whether fairgoers prefer the wild excitement of the Thrillway, the relaxing comfort of air-conditioned exhibit halls, the beauty and sophistication of the World’s Championship Horse Show or a concert lineup that features many of today’s hottest performers, the Kentucky State Fair is an adventure of fun for the entire family.

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