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Kathy Hockersmith

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Board Member

Oldham County Equine Council
P.O. Box 1223
Crestwood, Kentucky 40059
United States

Company Description: The Oldham County Equine Council represents a partnership between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service for Oldham County, Oldham Ahead, and...   more

Employment History

  • Title
    Mr. Oldham County Fair

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Leadership Oldham County
14 Total References
Web References
Board, 27 May 2012 [cached]
Kathy Hockersmith
RoundAbout Entertainment Guide - Grassroots effort, 1 Mar 2005 [cached]
A building is desired that would be “serviceable for all types of things,” said Kathy Hockersmith, a member of the Oldham County Fair Board who has been involved in 4-H activities in the county. There has been no quality arena in the county for the last 15 to 20 years, said Hockersmith, and 4-H clubs have had to travel elsewhere to compete in a show arena. The fair board is taking bids for an arena to be built behind the existing Merchant’s Building at the fairgrounds. The Merchant Building houses pageants and events that need to be held under roof. The site is what used to be the old tractor pulling area of the fairgrounds. Compared to what the county now has, “something is better than nothing,” said Hockersmith. The only area at the fairgrounds for horse shows is a track used for demolition car derbies. The ground is deeply embedded with glass from the many collisions held on the spot, making it unsuitable for livestock shows. What is needed is an all-weather arena, said Hockersmith. The fairgrounds already has a nice, large barn, but Hockersmith believes there are still ways to improve the facilities. “So many people have expressed an interest” in such a project, said Hockersmith. She said members of the fair board have even spoken to a local dog club about playing host to an area-wide dog show at the fairgrounds. Goats and llamas are some alternative cattle crops, and owners might consider shows and herd sales if an arena were available at the fairgrounds. Clinics and fund raising are also possible events to be held at an arena. Any event held would open a whole new venue for the county, said Hockersmith.
In-kind donations are sought, such as labor and a rubberized material that Hockersmith has seen and thinks could be used for the floor of the arena.
• For more information, contact Kathy Hockersmith at (502) 222-1983 or Oldham County Cooperative Extension agent Kelly Woods at (502) 222-9453.
Oldham Era Online: News, 22 July 2003 [cached]
Kathy Hockersmith, second vice-president of the Oldham County Fair Board, said there will be 15 to 20 food vendors selling everything from sausage and roasted corn on the cob to funnel cakes, cotton candy and hand-dipped ice cream.
"There's an opening night dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night in the pavilion," she said.
Category winners receive a certificate that "they can proudly display in their home or office," Hockersmith said.
The pageant gets better every year, she explained.
"The first year, the judges asked permission to change the best hair category to best buns," Hockersmith said."Some of the men who enter don't have hair, and the ones who were bald felt like they didn't have a chance."
Hockersmith said that the Mr. Oldham County Pageant is an event that the participants have fun with throughout the year.Her son, Patrick, recently graduated from Trinity High School.He currently holds the title of Mr. Oldham County Fair.
"Patrick wore this outlandish suit to prom this year.He looked like Jim Carrey in the movie 'The Mask'," she said.
"A lot of people don't realize how much we have to offer for little kids," Hockersmith said.
Hockersmith said she hopes that next year, a few carnival rides will be open during the day on Saturday so that contestants in the children's pageants can enjoy rides after the morning's events.
Hockersmith said there is something for everyone at the fair.
"People should come out to take advantage of all the entertainment that is provided and to spend the evening with their families," she said.
KAFHS - Oldham County Fair Information, 29 Sept 2008 [cached]
Kathy HockersmithP. O. Box 193LaGrange, KY 40031
Kathy HockersmithP. O. Box 193LaGrange, KY 40031 502.222.1983
Oldham Era, 22 July 2002 [cached]
Fair Board member Kathy Hockersmith is director of the new events. "We wanted to add pageants and contests that were just for fun and not as serious as the others," she said. This year, a teddy bear pageant, sponsored by The Treasured Child, and youth art contest were added for Oldham County residents under 17 years of age.The youth art contest is a chance for children who aren't involved in 4-H to enter their artwork. Pageants aren't the only competitions offered this year at the Oldham County Fair.
Dizzy Dave's East in La Grange sponsors a rotten sneaker contest at the Henry County Fair, so Hockersmith asked if the store would be interested in sponsoring the contest in Oldham County.Dizzy Dave's awards a new pair of sneakers to the winner of the contest in each county. Although some beauty pageants require contestants to register, pay an entry fee and practice nearly a month in advance, the new, informal contests accept entries until the start of the pageant.
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