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June 1, 2014
FIRST WEEKEND OF FAIR SUCCESSFUL
Campbellsville, KY - As the first weekend of the expanded Taylor County Fair wrapped up today fair officials were pleased with the attendance and participation. Record number of beef, Dairy and horse entries along with strong crowds to watch the Rodeo and livestock shows continued the strong trend of livestock interest. Over 138 Head of Dairy Cows and 85 Beef Cows were shown and horse numbers are still being tabulated. Attendance was surprisingh strong considering if was the first time the fair had ever opened on a Friday. Sundays rain hampered some events but the baby contest had 62 entries and the mini horse show as a success as well with 37.
May 29, 2014
For Immediate Release
NEW ADMISSION POLICY FOR 2014 TAYLOR COUNTY FAIR - RIDES AVAILABLE THIS YEAR FOR SMALLER CHILDREN
Campbellsville, Kentucky - The Taylor County Fair Association has announced a new admission policy that pertains to small children.
Effective with the opening of the 2014 Taylor County Fair, children 30 inches and taller in height will be charged the normal $10 admission fee and will be able to ride several rides at this years fair. Children under 30 inches in height will not be charged an admission and may still be able to ride a few select rides depending on the height requirement posted at each ride.
"Over the years one of the biggest complaints we have had is that the midway has not featured enough or any rides for small children. This year Miller Spectacular Shows has brought in several kiddie rides, three of which allow for children 24 inches or taller to ride by themselves," said Mike Litchfield, Taylor County Fair Board President.
"In addition to those three rides, many children who are 24 inches or taller will be able to ride with an adult on several other rides and the height requirements and so forth will be posted at each ride," he added.
Litchfield said that the Fair Board was unaware of these possibilities until meeting with the Miller's last night to finalize operational details of the Fair. "Since it's the first year we are working together, we had a lot to learn about the Miller's and they had a lot to learn about us. So far it has been a very seamless process and they continue to provide us with options and ideas that we've never been presented before. We believe that the lowering of height requirements will permit even more kids to have a fun experience at the Taylor County Fair," he added.
The 2014 Taylor County Fair opens Friday, May 30th with a complete midway in operation and nightly events through June 7th.
May 22, 2014
For Immediate Release
FINAL PREPARATIONS BEING MADE FOR TAYLOR COUNTY FAIR’S “NINE DAYS OF FUN” STARTING MAY 30th
Campbellsville, Kentucky – Highlighted by an expansion from six to nine days and what is promised to be a new and larger carnival midway, the Taylor County Fair Association is making final preparations for opening on May 30th.
“We’re getting everything freshened up and getting the grounds ready for what we hope will be the biggest fair in Taylor County’s history and hopefully one of the best county fairs in Kentucky this year,” said Mike Litchfield, President of the Taylor County Fair Association.
New this year will be Miller Spectacular Shows on the midway, a large carnival based in Arkansas. “We’ve been in touch with Freddy Miller all winter and spring and he’s promised to bring us a fantastic midway,” said fair board member Bryan Blair. “Miller owns several unique rides and if all goes as planned at least two of them, the X-Scream and The Eclipse are scheduled to be at our fair and will provide something totally different for fair goers,” added Blair. Other rides that have been mentioned as part of the lineup include the Rock Star, Thor, Giant Ferris Wheel, Orbiter and several others including many kiddie rides. Blair said that the ride lineup is subject to change. “Anytime you’re dealing with mechanical equipment and long transportation hauls something could happen, but right now we’re being told to expect those rides and many more,” he added.
Not only will the fair have a new midway, but it will also be open for nine consecutive days and include some new events. “This was the perfect opportunity to grow our fair into a nine day event with the midway every day,” said Litchfield. The fair will open on Friday evening, May 30th with the Spur N’ S Rodeo and Miller Spectacular Shows in full swing. “We will also be having a Demolition Derby for the first time in a couple of years and many other events that we believe will appeal to a broad base of people,” he added.
The fair has recently unveiled a new website at www.taylorcountyfair.org and a complete schedule can be found there. “We’ve also really increased our presence with social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,” said Blair. “Our social media platforms have all really taken off in the last few weeks and are growing rapidly. We will be updating them continuously throughout the fair with photos and instant results,” he added.
The Taylor County Fair will run through Saturday, June 7th at the American Legion Grounds in Campbellsville.