Kentucky State Fair / Louisville KY

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Kentucky State Fair Louisville KY

Kentucky State FairThe excitement builds as you arrive off I-65 to the Kentucky State Fair exit ramp.

As Monica Hess (AR's fabulous KY Feng Shui  blogger) and I drove up to the ticket booth we 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? 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.

Kentucky State FairFreddy Farm Bureau has been a fixture of the Kentucky State Fair for as long as I can remember.

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.

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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.

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Monica was dying to see mules. So we asked at the info both to see where they would be. She told us they had left that morning. We had to make due with cows instead. So off we go to see some cow judging.

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This guy was waiting patiently for his turn at stardom. He had been scrubbed, primped, sprayed and polished to win a blue ribbon.

We wished him the best of luck and headed out to get something good to eat.

Pulled pork Bar B Q 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!

Kentucky State Fair With our bellies full of Bar B Q, we plotted what was to be next on our tour. Monica studied the fair schedule and decided we needed to see the world's largest dog over in Ehibit 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!

Kentucky State FairAfter 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 Monica 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!  

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Here is a handmade guitar I thought was beautiful and original.

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As we headed back out to the entrance to give our feet a rest, I took a pictures of the fountain.


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I think we are about ready to call it a day!

Last call for cotton candy before we pile back onto the shuttle tractor.


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Kentucky State Fair in Louisville KY will stay open until August 24th.

Come on out and have some fun! It's a great attitude adjustment!

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Connie King
Sevierville, TN

Sounds like you ladies had a blast!   Wish I had been there instead of working!   Maybe next year.

Aug 22, 2008 10:36 AM #1
Ginger Sala
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

What fun! You got me hungry and longing for some good ole Bluegrass music!


Aug 22, 2008 10:41 AM #2
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Connie - I wish you could have been there with us. Maybe next year?

Ginger - It was fun to listen to them while we were chowing down.

Aug 23, 2008 01:41 AM #3
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


I love fairs and always have a great time when I go....enjoy.

Aug 23, 2008 03:28 AM #4
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Sooo much fun to be had soooooooooo little time to do it all.  I hope that you had a GREAT time.

Aug 23, 2008 05:16 AM #5
Art Kruschka
Administrative Manager - Manassas, VA
Manassas Woodbridge Dumfries Real Estate Sevices

State fairs and county are the "real" link to our heritage.  It would be a shame if they disappeared,  Karen

Aug 23, 2008 05:49 AM #6
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Dan - I can't believe I have not attended this one for so many years. It does bring back memories of when we were small. Life really was wonderful back then.

Don - I really did enjoy it. Thanks!

Karen - You are so right! We better enjoy them while they are still around.

Aug 23, 2008 09:15 AM #7
Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Lizette, it looks like you had a fabulous time. I LOVE state fairs....lots of good, good, food....and fun! ;-)


Aug 23, 2008 05:26 PM #8
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Teri - The fair was a blast! It made me feel like a little kid again.

Aug 24, 2008 01:00 PM #9
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Lizette~ I don't really live that far away from there, you would think I would get to the State Fair and have some fun....  but doesn't look like that is going to happen, at least not this year.... 

Aug 24, 2008 02:02 PM #10
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Vicki - I can't belive I waited so long to go to the fair. Now that we blog it is a good photo opportunity.

Aug 24, 2008 02:19 PM #11
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Lizette, looks like it was a great fair and that everyone had a wonderful time.  Enjoyed the post, thanks.

Aug 31, 2008 11:28 AM #12
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