Kentucky State Fair Opening Ceremony

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer attended the opening celebration for the Kentucky State Fair on August 20. WHAS11’s Joe Arnold emceed the ribbon cutting.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer

113th Army Band.113th Army Band.113th Army Band.Mayor Greg Fischer chats with some Fair employees.Joe Arnold emcees.A sea of crowns.Dignitaries including the LT. Governor, Mayor, Board Chair and Governor.Mayor Greg Fischer.State Fair Board Chair Dr. Mark Lynn.113th Army Band.113th Army Band.Governor Steve Beshear.Governor Steve Beshear.Bacon Donut Hotdog with Jalapenos.Governor Steve Beshear.Fair Board Members William Talle, Fred Sarver, Mike Libs, Michael Grisanti and Chair, Dr. Mark Lynn.Fair Board Chair Dr. Mark Lynn and Carol, Samantha, Ethan and Major General Ed Tonini.Joe Arnold and Brenda Frank.Wesley Estes and James Kash.Harold Richardson, Jr. and Keith Cupp.Nancy Cox and the Fair Bears.113th Army Band.113th Army Band.Rhonda Nickelson, Dina Harned, Robin Horton, Antiques Superintendant Nina Bain, Harold Richardson, Jr. and Keith Cupp.113th Army Band.The Ribbon Cutting with Dr. Mark Lynn, Governor Steve and First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Governor Crit Luallen and Mayor Greg Fischer.The Ribbon Cutting with Dr. Mark Lynn, Governor Steve and First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Governor Crit Luallen and Mayor Greg Fischer.The Ribbon Cutting with Dr. Mark Lynn, Governor Steve and First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Governor Crit Luallen and Mayor Greg Fischer.Farris, Evanna and Chelsea Marcum of Lincoln County.County pageant winners Carly Upchurch, Holly Luttrell, Chelsie Maitlin, Kiley Hoppe, First Lady Jane Beshear.Andrea Wallace, Shelbie Pettey, Paige Young and Ashby Drake.County pageant winners Carly Upchurch, Holly Luttrell, Chelsie Maitlin, Kiley Hoppe, Andrea Wallace, Shelbie Pettey, Paige Young and Ashby Drake.Joe Arnold emcees.