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Kentucky State Fair

Get ready for carnival rides, concerts, livestock shows, and BEEF - the Kentucky State Fair is here! From August 17-27 you can find us by the big red barn in South Wing Lobby A.

We have something for everyone, whether you want to try our virtual reality experience and see real Kentucky farms first hand or if you want to taste a delicious beef sample from the Gourmet Garden cooking stage featuring a daily Cooks vs. Cons show as well as countless other demonstrations.

Look below for a detailed schedule and find the delicious Breakfast Burger that earned itself the title of the Kentucky State Fair burger at last year's Backyard Burger Contest!

 

Breakfast Burger

curated by Anne Daugherty from Louisville, the 2016 Backyard Burger Contest winner. This is a recipe breakfast lovers will jump for joy over!


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Donut Burger

When it comes to fair, food is more than a meal, but a place where creativity comes to life! And this delicious stack of goodness is all about shock and awe, and a whole lot of YUM. The donut burger is inspired by the Krispy Cream Burger sold in front of Freedom Hall.


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Loaded Beef Totchos

When crispy tater tots and nachos come together - behold loaded beef totchos! This basket of heaven is so tasty it should be illegal. (Don't worry, it isn't.) 


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Country Fried Steak on a Stick

Because all foods are better on a stick, right? Maybe it's the convenience of snacking while on the move that transformed fair foods from the plate to a stick, but whatever the reason, we're in. Country fried steak on a stick has the perfect balance of crunch and tender beefy goodness.


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2017 Gourmet Garden Stage Schedule

Sponsored by Kentucky Beef Farmers

 

Thursday, August 17           

9:00AM                         Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition

3:00 PM                        Beef: A Kentucky Tradition       

4:00 PM                        Roberta Cattan: Certified Executive Chef

5:00 PM                        David Danielson of Churchill Downs

                                   

Friday, August 18

9:00 AM                        Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition

3:00 PM                        Basics About Beef

4:00 PM                        John  Wilson: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

6:00 PM                        Evan Williams® Bourbon Cooking Competition

 

Saturday, August 19

9:00 AM                        Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition

3:00 PM                        Beef: A Kentucky Tradition

4:00 PM                        Kathy Douglas: Fresh Chef Experience

5:00 PM                        Devon Rosenblatt: The Kitchen

 

Sunday, August 20

10:00 AM                    Brunch with Beef

11:30 AM                      Patty Schnatter: Zeggz Amazing Eggz

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition

3:00 PM                        Basics About Beef

4:00 PM                        Josh Gardner: The Epic Cure

6:00 PM                        Kentucky Beef Council Backyard Burger Competition

                       

Monday, August 21

9:00 AM                        Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition    

3:00 PM                        Beef: Life of the Party

4:00 PM                        Calandra Bright: Kroger

6:00 PM                        KY Pork Producers Cooking Competition

 

Tuesday, August 22                        

9:00 AM                        Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition:

3:00 PM                        Beef: Life of the Party

4:00 PM                        Corey Kinney: Cue on Main

6:00 PM                        The Great American SPAM® Championship

                                   

Wednesday, August 23       

9:00 AM                        Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition

3:00 PM                        Beef: A Kentucky Tradition

4:00 PM                        Al Sims: Professional Chef

5:00 PM                        Roberta Cattan: Certified Executive Chef                       

6:00 PM                        Jayson Munoz: Commonwealth Kitchen and Bar

                       

 

Thursday, August 24

10:00 AM                      Best in Kentucky Awards          

11:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

1:00 PM                        Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition

5:00 PM                        Gina Brown: Everyday Fresh

 

Friday, August 25

10:00 AM                      Kentucky Farm to School Junior Chef Competition Finals

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition    

3:00 PM                        Beef: A Kentucky Tradition

4:00 PM                        Reeva Carver: KY FCCLA

5:00 PM                        Ashlie Williams: Canned Country

 

Saturday, August 26

9:00 AM                        Meade Co. Extension

10:00 AM                      Brunch with Beef

11:00 AM                      Jenny Beth Kroplin: Southeast United Dairy Association

12:00 PM                      Basics About Beef

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition    

4:00 PM                        Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs Live Taping

6:00 PM                        Gimme Back my Skillit!

 

Sunday, August 27

10:00 AM                      Basics About Beef       

11:00 AM                      Serge Katz: Flavaville Food Truck

12:00 PM                      Dan Pullen & Brenzelda Gomez: UL Alumni Club

1:30 PM                        Cooks vs. Cons Competition    

3:00 PM                        Beef: Life of the Party

4:00 PM                        Maria Bell: Chef Maria’s Greek Deli


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