Tag Archives: Kentucky State Fair

  1. 7 tips to get the most out of the Kentucky State Fair

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    August 25, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    ALERT: You have through Aug. 30 to visit the Kentucky State Fair.

    If you still need some convincing, here are 30 reasons why you should visit the fair, also known as the most exciting event of the year. And once you make the correct decision to go to the fair, here are some tips to make the most of your visit:

  2. Join me today, Aug. 21, at the Kentucky State Fair bourbon cooking competition

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    August 21, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, guys. The Kentucky State Fair is in full swing.

    This year’s fair runs Aug. 20 through 30. Find out all the info about admission and hours here. I’ve documented my love affair with the fair for the past five years, so I won’t waste time running my list of reasons why you need to set aside some time to make it out to the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. But I will mention one event that’s worth making a trip to the fairgrounds this evening.

    I will be one of a great group of judges at this year’s 30th annual Evan Williams Cooking Contest, at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 21, on the Gourmet Garden culinary stage in South Wing Lobby A of the expo center. The competition pits amateur and professional chefs against one another to find out who can prepare the best entree, soup, stew, barbecue or casserole that features Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The Courier-Journal reports that there will be more than 80 dishes entered in the competition. That’s a lot of eatin’, friends. But someone has to judge these dishes, and I’m the lady for it. And you know I love judging a cooking competition — it’s like Chopped come to life.


    Evan Williams Cooking Competition at the Kentucky State Fair

    When: 6 p.m. today, Aug. 21

    Where: South Wing Lobby A, Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center

    For more information: Kentucky State Fair’s website

  3. Get your stomachs ready for the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 14-24, 2014

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    August 14, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    My love for the Kentucky State Fair is deep, and it is real. It is so real that my friends Samantha, Beth and I started planning our trip to the fairgrounds last month.

    There is so much to see, do, and eat. The dogs herding ducks. Goats, pigs and cows giving mean side eye. A deep-fried Hot Brown? Why, I don't mind if I do. All this activity requires proper planning.

    The gates opened today, Aug. 14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The fair runs through Aug. 24. Visit the fair's website for information on parking, admission and everything you need to know about making your fair visit fun.

    I'm not going for another week. In the meantime, I will start hoarding Mylanta for all the deep-fried deliciousness.

  4. Plants, pies and fries: A wrap-up of the 2011 Kentucky State Fair

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    August 30, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The Kentucky State Fair is over, and I haz a sad. This was the second year that my friend Samantha …
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  5. Should I suffer through another fried creation at the Kentucky State Fair?

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    August 19, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The Kentucky State Fair is here again, and I will make it out to there before the festivities end Aug. …
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  6. Until next year: the 2010 Kentucky State Fair in pictures

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    September 4, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    This year’s Kentucky State Fair saw a decline in the number of attendees, but I couldn’t tell. I was having …
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  7. Bits and pieces: Kentucky State Fair Edition, 8.23.10

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    August 23, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    This week’s news from the web is dedicated to the 106th Kentucky State Fair, which began Thursday and continues through Sunday. There’s …
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