The Laurel County Agricultural Fair will run July 12-15
July 8 – There may be no more county fairs this year, but those interested in agriculture will still have the chance to show off their skills and abilities with the Laurel County Agricultural Fair. The agricultural fair will open Tuesday, July 12 and run through Friday, July 15 on the Fairgrounds property off KY 229.
This year’s fairs are open to everyone in the state — a change from previous agricultural fairs that only allowed Laurel County residents to participate.
Tuesday is dedicated to the Rabbits and Poultry division, registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and screenings at 9:00 a.m. Projects entered in this year’s competition will do so from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The rules of the poultry competition specify that young people under the age of 21 can participate. Each bird can only be entered in one category and the divisions of this competition are divided into pullet, rooster, hen and rooster.
The Rabbit Division is scheduled for registration at 9 a.m. with showings beginning at 10 a.m. Divisions in this class include Senior Buck, Senior Doe, Junior Buck, and Junior Doe. Breeds in this class include Angora, Belgian Hare, Chinchilla, English Spot, Florida White, Havana, Himalayan, Jersey Woody, Dutch Dwarf, Sable, Satin, silver, tan Thrianta and other races.
Class 6 includes senior buck and doe, 6-8 month old buck and doe, and junior buck and doe. Breeds qualifying in this category are American, Giant Angora, Beveren, Californian, Silver Champagne, Cinnamon, Checkered Giant, New Zealand, Flemish Giant, Hotot, Palomino, Satin, Silver Fox, Silver Cream and other recognized breeds. .
On Wednesday, the focus will be on the agricultural skills competition, followed by the assessment clinics and the assessment competition. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and competitions begin at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday features goats and sheep in their time. The County Dairy Goat Show will begin at 8:30 am, followed by the District Goat Show. Weigh-ins will take place from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with screenings beginning at 11 a.m. The District Sheep Show also begins with weigh-ins from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Classes will begin immediately after the District Goat Show.
Along with the goat and sheep exhibit, there will also be the county market lamb and goat exhibits.
Friday is a big draw for this region with the hog and cattle show. The Market Hog show begins with weigh-ins at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. and screenings from 9 a.m.
The feeder calf, breeding heifer, steer and heifer show will have registrations at 11 a.m. and weigh-ins until 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., the owners will parade in front of the public.