The first Kentucky State Fair took place in 1902 with the goal to promote the
commonwealth and to provide a place where agriculturalists and hobbyists could
share ideas and techniques. To enhance the State Fair's exhibits, competitions
were developed to determine the best, biggest and brightest.
General Entries due July 1
(with late fee) due July 10
Open and 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock due July 10
Pigeon and Poultry Entries due July 10
Rabbits due July 18
(with late fee) due July 25
Extra Late Open Livestock
(with late fee) due August 5
Bring the actual items to the Kentucky Exposition Center in early August (actual
drop-off dates are in Premium Book). Many departments are judged before the Fair
All dates and deadlines above are subject to change.
For more information about the Kentucky State Fair Competitive Entries,
e-mail us or call (502) 367-5190.