Kentucky Spring Fair & Challenge

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Come along to the “Kentucky Spring Fair & Challenge” and enjoy all the fun of a good old country fair!

When is the Kentucky Spring Fair & Challenge this year?

We have a slight change of date this year to coincide with the Kentucky School’s 150th celebrations. Sunday 30th September is the day to check out all of your favourite market stalls – there will be gourmet jams, cheeses, cordials and relishes, confectionery, honey, free range eggs, skincare, art, jewellery, and candles, just to name a few, showcasing both local and regional producers and businesses. Come along and check out our clever and talented local producers!

Don’t forget the Kentucky Public School is celebrating their 150th birthday over the weekend (29 – 30 Sept) – pop in and check out the school while you are visiting Kentucky!  They will have lots of fun things organised down at the school on the Saturday.  

Tell us a little about the Kentucky Spring Fair & Challenge …

Besides all our favourite market stalls, the Fair & Challenge will have lots of family fun. This year it will include a tug-o-war and hobby horse races – our twist on the Kentucky Derby! The activities will include teams for adults and kids.   

We suggest those who want to be involved register their teams with us as soon as they can, as September 30 will be here before you know it! Entry forms can be found on our Facebook page.

What events and entertainment do you have lined up so far for the fair?

We have a tug-o-war and the Kentucky Derby (hobby horse races) – for adults and kids. There will be market stalls, free jumping castle, free face painting and lolly scatter.  During the day there will also be music and community group displays. We have also organised for the Kentucky School kids to bring along their award winning marimba ensemble to play for us. They will have just played at the Opera House the week before, so they should be sounding fantastic!

Last year we had a fantastic karate display, and we are organising some community groups to show us what they do again this year.  If there is a local community group interested in displaying their talents, please contact the organisers.

What makes it such a special day?

The fair is held in the picturesque village of Kentucky; the atmosphere is social and relaxed. The BBQ will be busy cooking up a sausage sizzle from 10am, and great espresso coffee will be available from the shop from 8:30am. The community of Kentucky would like to invite all the surrounding towns to a day out in the country, to have some fun and meet the locals! The fair will be held at the Kentucky Memorial Hall in Noalimba Avenue from 9am to 2pm.

What happens with the funds raised on the day?

The Kentucky Progress Association (KPA) raises funds for the community. They apply for grants to beautify community areas and organise activities for local youth.

Tell us about the Kentucky Progress Association?

Kentucky Progress Association was established in September 2010. In the months following its establishment, mail outs were sent to the local community and the school community in order to obtain feedback from the community about activities and projects.

One of the items requested was a village market, which was established in December 2011. At this time the KPA successfully launched its own seasonal craft and produce market, which accommodated up to 30 stallholders showcasing both local and regional producers and businesses. All monies raised from the market go directly back into the community, with youth based activities and projects being our focus. 

What do I do if I want a stall?

We are on the lookout for fresh, new and interesting stallholders and we just request no second hand goods or garage sale goods to be included on the stalls. If you have a stall or would like to enter into the fun on the day, please print forms from our Facebook page or contact Anne-Marie or Deb.

Where can I get more information?

Stay tuned to our Kentucky Progress Association Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/KPA2354) 

Or phone Anne-Marie on mob: 0407 345 908 or Deb on ph: 6778 7320.

See you there!

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