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The Taylor County Fair will offer a variety of entertainment for the entire family this year, from singing competitions and a demolition derby to a petting zoo and a dog show.
The midway will open at 6 p.m. on June 4-9. Gates will open at 5.
Fair admission is $10 and everyone will pay the fee, including contestants.
This year's events are detailed below. For more information, visit the fair's website at www.taylorcountyfair.org.
Taylor County Homemakers, Family & Consumer Sciences and Taylor County Extension Office staff will offer homemaking demonstrations at a booth on Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5.
Bear Hollow Wood Carvers will be at the fair from Monday, June 4, through Thursday, June 7.
Wood carvings will be auctioned on Friday, June 8, following the Coca-Cola Talent Classic, and proceeds will be collected for an annual fair youth scholarship.
The Kentucky Kate Milking Cow will be at the fair on Monday, June 4, through Thursday, June 7.
Children can experience milking a cow and receive a free carton of milk, while supplies last.
Little Ponderosa Zoo will offer a petting zoo from Monday, June 4, through Saturday, June 9. Pony rides will be available for $5.
Kentucky Crafters will be at this year's fair from Monday, June 4, through Saturday, June 9.
There will be bee keepers with honey wax candles, honey foods and more, pottery demonstrations, wood crafters with miniature barns, cabins and houses, wood products, basket weaving, native Kentucky hardwood pieces, country crafts folk art, a blacksmith demonstrating blacksmith works, stained glass demonstrations and rag rug demonstrations.
Go kart race
This year's go kart race will be Monday, June 4, with hot laps at 7 p.m. and the race beginning at 8.
There will be seven classes of racing, which include Clone AKRA lite with a minimum of 325 pounds, Clone AKRA medium with a minimum of 350 pounds, Clone AKRA heavy with a minimum of 375 pounds, Clone AKRA super heavy with a minimum of 400 pounds, Open Flathead 350 pounds/animal 375 pounds, Clone AKRA Junior 2 non-restricted with a minimum of 300 pounds and Clone AKRA Junior 1 .500 plate with a minimum 275 pounds.
First place will receive $100, second will win $50, third will take home $30 and fourth $20.
The event is sponsored by J&M Motor Sports. Visit www.jandm-motorsports.com for rules.
For more information, call J&M at 465-6481 or Brandon Cox at 849-5784.
Zooperstars will be roaming around this year's fair from Tuesday, June 5, through Friday, June 8.
Zooperstars are celebrity impersonators with crazy animals, silly names and other funny stuff.
Stars could include Dominick Hashark, Derick Cheetah, Ichiroach Suzuki, Nomar Carciaparrot, Shaquille o'Seal, Bear Bonds, Cow Ripkin Jr., Roger Clamens, Monkey Mantle, Dick Flytale, Squidney Crosby, Yao Flamingo, Shark McGqire, Bobby Orrangutang, Jeff Gordog, Mia Hamster, Deion Salamander, Manatee Ramirez, Mackerel Jordon, Snail Earnhardt Jr. and more.
For more information, visit www.zooperstars.com.
Family night will be Tuesday, June 5, and admission will be $8.
There will be prizes given away and goody bags will be given to the first 500 cars through the main gate.
A new event this year will be the "Dogs on Parade" dog show, sponsored by the Taylor County SPCA group.
The show will be Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m.
Pre-registration is $10 per dog. The deadline to register is June 2. Registration will be accepted on the night of the event for $15 cash only.
A dog's health paperwork must be presented and pets must be restrained at all times. No uncontrollable, aggressive or vicious dogs are allowed to enter, along with any female dogs in heat. Contestants must clean up after their dogs.
Classes will include appearance, obedience, temperament, showmanship, costume and handler look alike.
The winners of each class will receive first, second and third place ribbons. A grand champion will receive a trophy, ribbon and prize package valued at $50. All participants will receive a ribbon.
Professional photography packages will be available.
For more information, contact Taylor County SPCA President Harry Reif at 465-1178 or Shellie Kendall at 849-5500.
Registration forms are available online at www.taylorcountyfair.org and should be mailed with registration fee to Taylor County SPCA, P.O. Box 1301, Campbellsville, KY 42719.
Truck tug of war
Kentucky Truck Tuggers will bring a truck tug of war event to the fair on Tuesday, June 5.
There will be three sanctioned classes, including 5,500 pound two-wheel drive, 4,200 pound four-wheel drive and 6,000 pound four-wheel drive. There will be local stock classes for gas and diesel.
There will be no engine or tire rules for local classes. Trucks must pull from clevis or pintle hook and have a hitch no higher than 32 inches high.
Entry fee is $20 with a 100 percent payback. The event will be double elimination.
Scales will open at 6 p.m. and the tug will begin at 7.
For more information, call Melanie Wiley at (502) 219-0806 or Travis Gilpin at 469-8165 or visit www.kytrucktuggers.com.
Interactive petting zoo
An interactive petting zoo, sponsored by Taylor County 4-H, will be Wednesday, June 6, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Animals will include goats, jersey calves, rabbits, sheep, chickens and miniature donkeys.
A gospel showcase on Wednesday, June 6, will feature traditional and contemporary Christian acts, including Anthony Meadows, Vickie Bishop, Buddy Willingham, Russ Milby, Allie Shae Hash and Revived. The event will begin at 7 p.m. under the pageant and talent hoop tent.
For more information, call Todd Akin at 469-0060 or Anna Johns at 465-6797.
Finest Family Farm
This year's Finest Family Farm award winner will be announced Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. on the main track.
Taylor County Cattleman's Association sponsors the award.
KTPA will sponsor two truck pulls this year, on Wednesday, June 6, and Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. each night.
On Wednesday will be 6600 LL super tractors, pro-stock four-wheel drive trucks, 10,000 hot farm tractors and 5,500 and 6,500 pound antique tractors.
On Thursday will be super modified two-wheel drive trucks, pro-stock two-wheel drive trucks, 8500 pro-farm tractors and 2.6 non-sanctioned diesel trucks.
For more information, call Doug Cox at 789-9503 or visit www.ktpa.webs.com.
On Target for Christ archery shoot by Mt. Roberts Baptist Church will be Wednesday, June 6, through Saturday, June 9.
There will be a bow and arrow giveaway.
The Coca-Cola Talent Classic
The Coca-Cola Talent Classic on Friday, June 8, is open to those ages 13 to 21.
The contest will be under the pageant and talent hoop tent at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 5.
Entries will be accepted in several categories, including vocal/instrumental solo or group, dance solo and ensemble and acrobatic gymnastic solo or group variety.
First-place winner will receive $100. Second place gets $50 and third will receive $25. The top three winners of this preliminary will be invited to compete for more than $3,000 in cash and trophies at the Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic.
Entry fee is $10. For more information, call Janet Edwards at 465-1850.
This year's demolition derby will be Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
Entry fee is $30 and a pit pass will be required.
Cars of any year will be accepted and this will be a Kentucky points race with heats, consy and feature.
There will also be a mini-car derby heat and a lawnmower derby.
For the big car heat, first place will receive $1,200, second will win $400 and third $200. Each heat winner will receive $50.
The winner of the mini-car derby heat will receive $500 (based on 10 cars) and the winner of the lawnmower derby will receive $250.
For more information, call Mike Litchfield at 789-9468 or visit www.kingofthederbies.com.
Fair and Faira Bear
Fair and Faira Bear will be at the Taylor County fairgrounds on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 6 p.m.
Taylor County Fair Idol
Taylor County Fair Idol, presented by Q-104, will be Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
Ten finalists will each perform in hopes of winning the competition. Prizes include $250 in cash and a vacation package.
For more information, listen to Q-104 or visit myq104.com.
This year's mud race will be Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. Tech time will begin at 6.
There will be six categories, including modified, pro stock, super stock, pro street, street stock and Taylor County and surrounding.
Two passes entry fee is $30, $35 for modifieds and $20 for ATVs. There will be two classes of ATVs, ages 12 and younger (nothing more than 120 cc) and 2 and 4 cycle. First-, second- and third-place will receive trophies and 50 percent payback.
In the modified category, first will receive $600, second will get $300, third $150 and fourth $100.
In the pro stock category, first place winner will take home $400, second receives $250, third $150 and fourth $100.
In the super stock competition, first place will receive $200, second takes home $100, third wins $50 and fourth $30.
In the pro street, street stock and Taylor County and surrounding categories, first place winners will receive $100, second will win $50 and third $35.
If fewer than eight trucks participate in those three classes, winner will receive 50 percent and a trophy.
For more information, call Jay Jolly at (859) 707-7079, Keith Wolford at (606) 787-6272 or (606) 303-4624, Doug Wolford at (606) 787-5541, Doug Cox at 789-9503 or Travis Gilpin at 469-8165 or visit www.clementsvillems.com.