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Schedule of Events

Admission $10 (under age 65) Includes rides

​$4 (65 and older)


Bourbon County W​alking Horse Show –Sosby Arena POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 15th, 2022!!!!

The show will start at 6pm. The show bill will be released closer to the date.


Saturday, June 18, 2022

3:00 pm Bourbon County Fair Pageants at Bourbon County High School Auditorium

6:00 pm Saddle Horse Show-Sosby ​Arena

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon - Receive Exhibits - metal Building & Open Air Building

NO FLOWER EXHIBITS ACCEPTED

6:30 pm The Extreme Cowboy Experience - Rolling Stone Rodeo Kid Activities

7:30 pm Rolling Stone Rodeo - Bulls, Broncos and Barrels 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022     NO EXHIBIT ENTRY!

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022 - MIDWAY STARTS TONIGHT

8:30 am-11:00 am Receive Exhibits-Metal Building & Open Air Building

8:30 am -11:00 am 1st Annual Charcuterie Competition-Metal Building & Open Air Building

11am-4pm Exhibit Hall closed to public

1:00 pm Judging in appropriate departments - EXHIBIT BUILDING CLOSED TO PUBLIC

4:00 pm Exhibition Hall will open to public

5:00-10:00 pm Operation Food Basket - hosted by Bourbon Street Cruisers

6:00-9:00 pm Petting Zoo-sponsored by Steele Boer Goats

6:00 pm Fair Dedication at the small stage

8:00 pm Demolition Derby Small & Mini Van

7:00 pm Hog Show –Open 4-H, FFA Youth

RIDES START TONIGHT

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2022

4:30 pm Sheep Show – Show Barn - Starting with breeding 

5:00-10:00 pm Operation Food Basket

6:00-9:00 pm Petting Zoo - sponsored by Steele Show Goats

7:00 pm Truck Tug-O-War

A complete midway throughout the evening.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2022

5:00-10:00 pm Operation Food Basket

7:00 pm 4-H/FFA Open Boer Goat Show

6:00-9:00 pm Petting Zoo

8:00 pm ATV, Bike and Truck Drag Races

A complete midway throughout the evening

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022 

5:00-10:00 pm Operation Food Basket

6:00-9:00 pm Petting Zoo

7:00-9:00 pm First Baptist Church Men's Choir - small stage

8:00 pm Mutton Bustin - Sosby Arena

A complete midway throughout the evening.

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022

9:00 am-11:00 am Release of Flower Exhibits

5:00-10:00 pm Operation Food Basket

6:00-9:00 pm Petting Zoo - Steele Show Goats

7:00 pm Truck and Tractor Pull - Pull Track

7:00 pm Pony Pull

8:00 pm Kentucky Youth Talent Show - Small Stage

A complete midway throughout the evening.

SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2022

10:00 am-12:00 pm PICK UP PREMIUM CHECKS - FAIR OFFICE

10:00 am-12:00 pm RELEASE ALL EXHIBITS

10:30 am Beef Show – Sosby Arena

5:30 pm Baby Contest – birth – 12 months - The Blanding Building

6:00 pm Baby Contest 13 months - 24 months - The Blanding Building

6:30 pm Parent/Child look-a-like contest - Small Stage

6:30 pm-10:00 pm Operation Food Basket - bring non-perishable items

6:00-9:00 pm Petting Zoo - Steele Family Goats

7:00 pm Truck and Tractor Pull – Pull Track

7:30 pm Round Robin Livestock Showmanship Contest – Show Barn

10:00 pm Fireworks followed by the Greased Pig Contest – Sosby Arena. Sign ups for the grease pig contest end at 9:45 pm.

A complete midway throughout the evening

Thank You to Our Fair Sponsors!

Bluegrass Federal, Bluegrass Stockyards, Claiborne Farm, Jerry’s Restaurant, Landworks, Lusk McFarland Funeral Home, Martin’s Sanitation Service, Inc., Micah Campbell- KY Farm Bureau Insurance, Paris-Bourbon County Farmers Market, Paris Stockyards, People’s Bank of Kentucky, Randy Taulbee, Roe Excavating, Roeling Chance Farm, Sutherland Realty Co, The Hopewell Company, Thwaites Realtors, and Traditional Bank.

Beef Show Sponsored by: Bovine Medical Associates, TD Cattle, and Diamond C Show Cattle. 

2022 Bourbon County​ Fair Dedication

This year's fair is dedicated to

Leslie Yazell

From his earliest days of being the Chairman of Vocational Agriculture to being the Bourbon County Fair Board President for over the past 38 years, his dedication to the Bourbon County Fair is unmatched. Mr. Leslie Yazell put in long days and long nights to make sure that the Bourbon County Fair was a success for all. There is nothing more he enjoyed than seeing the smiling faces of all. He gained friends who would eventually become like family. He enjoyed long conversations with old and new friends throughout the fair week, something that many will always cherish.

Through the many mud slings, taking in entries for judging, truck pulls, livestock shows, and greased pig contests, Les was always the one to make sure things operated smoothly and went off without a hitch. He was involved in various roles such as being Vice President of the Fair Board before becoming the President. He was the cornerstone in getting many of the youth events started that are still around today. The involvement of the youth in the Fair was something very important and special to him. You may remember him being in the ring with all the muck and smelly goodness at the greased pig contest just to watch the kids have fun even if he did get dirty. His dedication and success allowed for the Bourbon County Fair and Horse Show to win numerous accolades and awards.

Through his many years of service, Les Yazell didn’t care about fame or the title. What he cared about most was seeing all the people of Bourbon County come out for some wholesome family fun. He didn’t care if it took all year to plan for one week in the summer for the Bourbon County Fair or how tiring it was. He would do it all again in a heartbeat for the people of Bourbon County. The past 38 years of his service have been filled with wonderful memories and his smiling presence for Bourbon County.


Come celebrate Leslie at the fair dedication on Monday, June 27th at 6 pm. The dedication will happen at the small stage located at the fair grounds. 

Use #BCFAIR22 on social media with your favorite fair photos this year to be featured in our fair materials!