The South Wing Parking Lot Has Something for Everyone

With surprises throughout the Kentucky State Fair, you can guarantee you’ll run across different shows and thrilling activities to entertain the entire family. Everyone knows about the Turf Concert Series, the Main Stage concerts, the wide variety of fried foods and animal exhibits, but there’s much more! Between the North Wing, the South Wing, the East Wing, and the West Wing, it’s hard to determine where to start. There are quite a few things to see in every corner of the fair, just don’t forget about the South Wing Parking Lot, which is home to many new and fun entertainers this year.

duke'sDuke’s Mayonnaise Taste Tour

Duke’s Taste Tour kitchen trailer will be stocked and ready to prepare delicious recipes with Duke’s Mayonnaise for fair goers to sample. Stop by and take home a mini jar of Duke’s, a recipe card and a coupon. Located in the South Wing parking lot from August 19-21.

Kid Around Ride Fest

These fun kid-sized midway rides will be available for friends and family to enjoy. Children spin, twirl and jump with excitement on rides their own size.Kidbucks Game Show Unit_ 3 @ Du Quoin State Fair 2015- Chicken Flicken Game.JPG

Kidbucks Game Show

Get your kids to play a thrilling game show with exciting games! At Kidbucks Game Show, winners will have a chance to grab as many “Kidbucks” as possible. Catch the perfect photo opportunities at this family-fun-filled event.

Lady Houdini

With more than 1,000 escapes, Lady Houdini is the real escapologist bringing her jaw-dropping, adventurous performances every day to the Parking Lot.

Malt O Meal Flavo-Nation Tour

Malt O Meal is the perfect opportunity to taste test your favorite cereal. With eight cereal dispensers rotating 12 different flavors, you can enjoy samples with your family and friends. Look for the oversized spoons and cereal pieces for photo opportunities and chances at their Prize Wheel August 18-21.

Mecum.pngMecum Mobile Experience

The world’s largest collector car auction brings their Mecum Mobile Experience to the fair Aug. 22-28. See these rare cars up close and register for a chance to win a t-shirt and a photo op with a car.

Neecha’s Amazing Dobermans Show sponsored by Feeders Supply

These high-flying dogs bring audience members out of their seats with their incredible stunts. Neecha’s Amazing Doberman Show is like no other dog show and is exciting fsocial media posts- paw patrol 3.PNGor all ages sponsored by Feeders Supply

PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour – Paw Patrol, Little Charmers and Chubby Puppies

This show features some of TV’s favorite characters in safety suits. PAW Patrol, Little Charmers and Chubby Puppies will be spending time with kids of all ages. Don’t pass up these fun activities, family photo opportunities, new toys and limited edition giveaways August 20-21.

The Tangled Tail Program

This traveling exhibit aims to increase awareness and open conversation about depression and mental health through art. Tangled Tail will be at the fair August 18-August 21.

Tractor Supply “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour

Nobody wants to miss music and activities on stage, photo opportunities, prizes and a chance to lasso your own runaway pig. The Tractor Supply “Follow Us to the Fair” tour supplies all these fun-filled events in a family-fun environment for visitors of all ages August 18-21.

Turkey Hill Gelato and Haymakers Tour

Sample a variety of flavors in sample size packages of Haymaker cider and tea drinks and Turkey Hill Ice Cream. Coupons and prizes will be distributed to all visitors.

 

Can You Spot Freddy Farm Bureau?

flat freddy actual.jpgYour favorite Fair friend is back this year! Freddy Farm Bureau can always be found sitting on the front porch of Freedom Hall, but hides all over the fairgrounds! Can you outsmart Freddy and find his secret hiding spots? If so, you’ll win a prize!

The first person to snap a picture of Freddy Farm Bureau and post it on Instagram or Twitter with #FindFreddy #kystatefair and tag the Kentucky State Fair (@kystatefair) will receive a prize.

Each day of the Fair, a clue will be posted on the Kentucky State Fair Instagram and Twitter page (kystatefair). A winner will be announced after the first picture is posted. Winner emails their name and phone number to communications@ksfb.ky.gov or message us on Facebook to claim their prize. Winners have one hour to claim their prize or a new winner will be picked.

Inappropriate pictures will not be accepted and will automatically be eliminated from the contest.

Here is the official list of clues:

Thursday, Aug. 18

It’s the first day of the fair and Freddy looks forward to making new recipes when he goes home at the end of the day. Where could he learn from professionals? Possibly a barn…?

Friday, Aug. 19

Freddy was feeling unlucky today so you can find him at the end of the rainbow with other lucky charms. He’s turning to youth livestock to see if they will turn his luck around!

Saturday, Aug. 20

Let Freddy supply you with the best farm machines in town at this exhibit! Maybe they’ll have a tractor big enough for Freddy.

Sunday, Aug. 21

The only place in town where the drivers are under 4 feet tall and can still see over the steering wheel.

Monday, Aug. 22

Freddy is sharing a cold glass of milk with Kentucky Kate and all her chicks! Join him!

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Freddy has been running all around the fair, so we know he’s in good health! But are you…? Find out!

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Freddy wants to find out if he is the “Future of Tough.” Find him and you may win an even bigger prize.

Thursday, Aug. 25

This one is near and dear to Freddy’s heart, and may very well be part of his full name.

Friday, Aug. 26

Today Freddy has a bit of a sweet tooth. Make your way past Peppermint Forest, detour through Gumdrop Pass, sneak by Lord Licorice and sail the ice cream sea to find him.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Share a Coke with Freddy at the finals of this show! Also watch your favorite talented teens while snapping his picture!

Sunday, Aug. 28

All these horses are large and in charge…just like Freddy!

We Won’t Let You Forget the Little Things

We Won’t Let You Forget the Little Things

Attending the fair is always a surprising experience with many different attractions each year. Instead of packing bags the night before and writing lists of “DO NOT FORGET” items to set on the counter, we made the list for you, along with a few reminders to finish up the week before.

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Buy your tickets early!

When you buy your tickets early at Kroger or the ticket office, you get a huge discount on ALL your tickets (Adult, children and senior citizens)! Advanced discount tickets include $6 admission and $5 parking.

Apply sunscreen

August is always pretty hot, especially when you’re outside most of the day. Whether the sun is shining brightly or it’s overcast, don’t risk it for tomato-red skin and aloe the next three days.

Drink lots of water

It’s important to stay hydrated on hot days, even when you’re exploring inside and outside the State Fair this year. Plus, you can pack a cooler to keep in your car to save a little money.

Concert Day tickets!

Attending a concert is one of the most exciting experiences at The State Fair! Who would want to miss Reba, Chris Young and Brett Eldredge or Jeff Dunham?

An open mind to all food on a stick

Whether it’s fried or boiled, almost everything comes on a stick at the fair. Corn dogs, hot browns and turkey legs, just to name a few. You’ll want to try them all.

A camera to catch those unforgettable moments

The Fair is family and Instagram-perfect friendly. You may capture a traditional Freddy picture to put on your next holiday card!

Deodorant-It’s a little hot out there

Stick your roll-on in your purse or bag, you never know when you might need it under the hot August sun.

The Grandparents- Senior Citizens get in at a discounted price

Senior Day is one of the best days to spend time with your grandparents, parents or family friends. FREE admission is offered to all seniors, bringing in savings all over. With only paying $8 to park, seniors can enjoy bingo, dancing and more in our Heritage Hall, sponsored by Passport Health Plan.

TO HAVE FUN!

The Fair only happens once a year…make the most of it!

Just a few reminders and tips:

  • Take a photo of your parking spot and the surrounding area. With all the fair events going on, it is easy to forget where you parked. This will help you get back to your car faster.
  • If you have small children with you, write your phone number on their wrists. This way, if you happen to get separated, they have contact information to get back to you easily.
  • If you are in a group, designate a meeting spot and time to meet.

Jeff Dunham Ticket Giveaway

Anyone who retweets the tweet saying, “Retweet this tweet for your chance to win 2 tickets to Jeff Dunham on August 19! Must be following to win. Winner announced 8/11 at 4 p.m.” will be entered to win two tickets to the Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced tour. The winner must be following the kystatefair Twitter account. The show will take place on Friday, August 19 in Freedom Hall. . Answers must also be submitted as a retweet on the post by Wednesday, August 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST.jd-fb-504x504

The winner will be randomly selected from the retweets on the feed. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Only retweets of the original tweet will be accepted. Retweets of retweets will not be accepted.

Winner must be at least 18 years old and a legal U.S. resident.

The selected winner has until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12 to follow-up regarding the tickets. If the selected winner does not follow-up by this time, tickets will be awarded to another participant. The winner can follow-up by sending contact information, including a name and phone number, to communicaitons@ksfb.ky.gov or by sending a Facebook message to the Kentucky State Fair.

The free concert tickets do NOT include gate admission into the fair.

If the winner requires accessible seating, please contact the Kentucky State Fair. Based upon the availability of accessible seating, this request may or may not be fulfilled.

Jeff Dunham Ticket Giveaway

Anyone who likes, shares and comments on the giveaway status with “Get me to Dunham” will be entered to win two tickets to the Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced tour. The show will take place on Friday, August 19 in Freedom Hall. . Answers must also be submitted as a comment on the post by Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST.jd-fb-504x504

The winner will be randomly selected from the comments received on the post. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Only comments on the original Facebook status will be accepted. Wall posts, comments on shares of the post and blog will not be accepted.

Winner must be at least 18 years old and a legal U.S. resident.

The selected winner has until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29 to follow-up regarding the tickets. If the selected winner does not follow-up by this time, tickets will be awarded to another participant. The winner can follow-up by sending contact information, including a name and phone number, to communicaitons@ksfb.ky.gov or by sending a Facebook message to the Kentucky State Fair.

The free concert tickets do NOT include gate admission into the fair.

If the winner requires accessible seating, please contact the Kentucky State Fair. Based upon the availability of accessible seating, this request may or may not be fulfilled.