Kentucky State Fair is looking for competitors

Kentucky State Fair
Kentucky State Fair


The Kentucky State Fair encourages competitors of all ages and interests to submit entries and compete for cash prizes and the more than 5,000 blue ribbons to be awarded in August.

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Competitors of all ages can choose from 31 departments – including culinary, antiques,
livestock, homebrew beer, photography and textiles – which are further divided into 7,000 total classes of competition.

WHEN: Deadlines for Entries to the Fair

General – July 1
General (with late fee) – July 10
Open and 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock – July 10
Pigeon and Poultry – July 18
Rabbit – July 18
Open Livestock (with late fee) – July 25
Extra Late Open Livestock (with late fee) – Aug. 3


For additional information about entries, fees, categories, prizes and more, refer to the Kentucky State Fair Premium book.

A print version is also available. To request a copy, contact the entry department at or call (502) 367-5190.

The 2019 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 15-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.