Starting Thursday, August 19th the Kentucky Fair kicks into gear. Truthfully, it's one of the greatest spectacles to come to town the entire year, and what better place to truly check out all that our state has to offer. If you're a non-believer, and think that I'm completely full of crap, then please just hear me out.
There are rednecks and mullets galore, drunken imbeciles, and women wearing scantily clad clothing in every direction. There are ridiculous amusement park rides, agriculturally based exhibits in a few of the wings, and the smell of horse dung all around you. There is grilled food, beer, and every food, drink, or condiment imaginable that can be battered and deep fried. And that is what I am after. That is what makes my heart skip, my knees get weak, and my taste buds get to salivating. After all, I'm an overweight glutton with the screw it mentality that doesn't mind having a heart attack at age thirty because of my over-excess with the finer things in life. And what's finer than lukewarm beer with a frothy top head half the size of your drink, deep fried oreos, twinkies, candy bars, butter, funnel cakes, and corn dogs? That's right...not a damn thing.
Don't get me wrong, there's a few good things coming out of the Kentucky State Fair, but it won't be me, especially after I've consumed a bunch of domestic draft beer and eaten my weight in fried food while baking in the late August heat. The only thing coming out of me will be greasy excrement, and quite possibly some projectile vomit. On another note, MC Hammer, Jackyl, and Slaughter will be putting on live shows. I already know what you're thinking, "Wow, those shows are live, and I still wouldn't go see those bands." But seriously, if you dig country music then you can check out Rascal Flats, Sugarland, and Tim Mcgraw. Tickets are available online, at the Kentucky exposition center ticket office, or at any ticket master location.
It will definitely be worth heading out to the fairgrounds at least one day over the next few weeks for all of the live entertainment, rides, exhibits, and food. Gates open Thursday, August 19th, and end Sunday, August 29th. Cost of admission is $6 in advance for adults, $2 for children under six before August 18th. After that the cost for adults is $8, and children are $4. Parking is a flat rate of $8 per car load.
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