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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
Category winners receive a certificate that "they can proudly display in their home or office," Hockersmith
The pageant gets better every year, she
"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
"A lot of people don't realize how much we have to offer for little kids," Hockersmith
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.
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
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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.
The Oldham County Tourism ...
The Oldham County Tourism Commission would like to extend our sympathy to the family, friends and the entire Westport community for the incredible loss of our friend, Kathy Hockersmith, best known for her work with Friends of Westport and the Oldham County Fair.