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Entry deadlines announced for Kentucky State Fair competitions

More than 5,000 blue ribbons will be awarded

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 19, 2017) — The Kentucky State Fair has announced entry deadlines for competitions such as best apple pie, best homebrew IPA beer and best hand-pieced quilt.


Competitors can choose from 32 departments — including antiques, field seed, livestock, photography and textiles — which are divided into 7,000 total classes of competition. All ages are welcome to compete for cash prizes and the more than 5,000 blue ribbons to be awarded. In fact, records show competitors have range in age from 4 to 92 years.

“The Kentucky State Fair celebrates the best of the Bluegrass State,” said President and CEO Jason Rittenberry. “That not only includes its rich history and culture, but also its people and their unique talents. I invite everyone to consider submitting an entry and sharing their accomplishments with the 600,000 fairgoers this August.”

The Kentucky State Fair draws entries from across the country, with 18 different states represented in 2016. Other years have seen entrants from around the world competing for Bluegrass blue ribbons.

The 2017 Premium Book and entry form are available onlineA print version is also available by contacting [email protected] or by calling (502) 367-5190.

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 17-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.