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Western Kentucky State Fair Schedule 2022

JUNE 24 – JULY 2, 2022

GATE ADMISSION: $3.00 (Excludes Pit Gate & Gate 6)

Military with ID: $1.00 (Unless otherwise noted)

Children 2 and Under: Free

Call 270-886-4045 with any question you may have. https://westernkentuckystatefair.org

Friday, June 24th

5:00 PM – Gates Open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for public @Front Gate

6:00 PM – Rides Open – $20 armbands for unlimited rides @Fairgrounds

6:00 PM – Pedal Pull Competitions – In front of the Convention Center @Convention Center

6:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

Saturday, June 25th

9:00 AM – 4-H/FFA Swine Show

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – WKSF Infant Pageant – $5 Parking, $1 per person admission This pageant is open for children ages 0 – 11 months. Registration forms and more information available here. @Convention Center

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – WKSF Baby Pageant – $5 Parking, $1 per person admission This pageant is open for children ages 12 – 24 months. Registration forms and more information available here. @Convention Center

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – WKSF Tiny Tot Pageant $5 Parking, $1 per person admission This pageant is open for children ages 25 – 35 months. (2-3 years). Registration form and more information available here. @Convention Center

4:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Mrs WKSF Pageant – $5 Parking, $1 per person Admission Registration form and more information available here. @Convention Center

6:00 PM – Pedal Pull Competitions – In front of the Convention Center @Convention Center

6:00 PM – 4-H/FFA Cattle Show

7:00 PM – Demolition Derby – Grandstand $10, Combo $12 Admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $15 Adult, $10 Ages 12 & Under. Parking $5 Demolition Derby & Compact Demolition Derby – Each derby will be composed of three individual heats, one consolation heat (no money for consolation), and one feature. Find more information here. @Grandstand

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Miss WKSF Pageant – $5 Parking, $1 per person Admission. Join us as lovely and talented Kentucky ladies compete for the title of 2022’s Miss Western Kentucky State Fair! More information and registration available here.

Sunday, June 26th – Faith & Family Day

Free admission from 2:00 – 5:00 PM with church bulletin (1 per person)

Free rides from 3:00 – 5:00 PM with church bulletin (1 per person)

$20 armbands sold from 5:00 PM to close

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Youth Pageants – $5 Parking, $1 per person Admission. This includes pageants for children ages 3 – 5 years, 6 – 8 years, 9-12 years, and 13 – 15 years old. Registration forms and more information available on the Pageants page. @Convention Center

2:00 PM – Gates open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public.  Free admission from 2 – 5 PM with church bulletin (1 per person). 

3:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

3:00 PM – Antique Tractor Pulls – Grandstand $5, Combo $7 admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $10 adult, $5 admission age 12 & Under @Grandstand

3:00 PM – Rides Open – Free rides from 3 – 5 PM with church bulletin (1 per person). $20 Armbands for unlimited rides starting at 5 PM. @Fairgrounds

6:30 PM – Faith & Family Night @Convention Center

Monday, June 27th

4:30 PM – Gates open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public. @Front Gate

5:00 PM – Rides open – $20 Armbands for unlimited rides. @Fairgrounds

5:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Monster Trucks Pre-Show – Grandstand $15, Combo $17 Admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $20 Adult, $10 Child Admission, Parking $5. Tickets available for purchase at the gate. Main event at 7 PM.

7:00 PM – Ms. Plus WKSF Pageant – $5 Parking, $1 per person Admission. Two age groups: 16 – 29 Years Old or 30 & Over. More information available here.  @ Convention Center

7:30 PM – Monster Trucks Main Event – Grandstand $15, Combo $17 Admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $20 Adult, $10 Child Admission, Parking $5. Tickets available for purchase at the gate.

Tuesday, June 28th – Pennyrile Electric Day

Free Admission for Pennyrile Electric members with coupon until 6:00pm

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – 4-H/FFA/Homemakers Exhibit Check-In – All items will have to be pre-registered.

4:00 PM – Gates Open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public. Free admission for Pennyrile Electric members with coupon until 6:00 PM. @Front Gate

5:00 PM – Rides Open – $20 Armbands for unlimited rides. @Front Gate

5:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

6:00 PM – Jason Crabb Concert – Sponsored by Pennyrile Electric

6:00 PM – 4-H/FFA Rabbit & Poultry Show

7:00 PM – Go-Kart Races – Grandstand $5, Combo $7 Admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $10 Adult, $5 Admission Ages 12 & Under. @Grandstand

Wednesday, June 29th – Military & First Responders Day

Military & First Responders $10 Unlimited Armbands ’til close

4:00 PM – Gates Open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public. @Front Gate

5:00 PM – Rides Open – $20 Armbands for unlimited rides available till close.  Military & First Responders $10 Unlimited Armbands ’til close. @Fairgrounds

5:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

6:00 PM – Pedal Pull Competition – In front of the Convention Center. @Convention Center

7:00 PM – Trivia Night – Presented by Main Street Tavern. @Convention Center

7:00 PM – Lawn Tractor Pulls – Grandstand $5, Combo $7 Admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $10 Adult, $5 Admission. Age 12 & Under @Grandstand

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Trivia – $5 Per Person to Play @Convention Center

Thursday, June 30th – Christian County Farm Bureau Day

Free Admission for Farm Bureau members with coupon until 6pm

4:30 PM – Gates Open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public. Free admission for Farm Bureau members with coupon until 6 PM. @Front Gate

5:00 PM – 4-H/FFA Sheep Show & Market Goat Show – Sheep Show will be followed immediately by Market Goat Show @Fairgrounds

5:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

5:00 PM – Rides Open – $20 Armbands for unlimited rides available till close. @Fairgrounds

6:00 PM – Christian County Farm Bureau Meeting – Talent & Outstanding Youth Speeches during meeting. Entertainment by Todd County Boys Bluegrass & Gospel Band. @Convention Center

7:00 PM – Farm Stock Tractor & Diesel Truck Pulls – Grandstand $5, Combo $7 Admission. Gate 6 & Pit Gate $10 Adult, $5  Admission. Ages 12 & Under, Parking $5. Rules & Registration Info Here @Grandstand

Friday, July 1st

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – 4-H/FFA/Homemakers Check Out @Front Gate

4:30 PM – Gates Open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public. @Front Gate

5:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

5:00 PM – Rides Open – $20 Armbands for unlimited rides available till close. @Fairgrounds

6:00 PM – Pedal Pull Competition – In front of Convention Center. @ Convention Center

7:00 PM – Corn Hole @Convention Center

7:00 PM – Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pulls – Grandstand $15 adult, $5 Admission ages 6-12. Age 5 & under are free. Parking $20 @Grandstand

Saturday, July 2nd

3:00 PM – Gates Open – Gates to the fairgrounds open for the public. @Front Gate

4:00 PM – Rides Open – FREE RIDES FROM 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. $25 Armbands for unlimited rides available till close. @Fairgrounds

5:00 PM – Petting Zoo @Livestock Pavilion

6:00 PM – Pedal Pull Competition – In front of Convention Center. @ Convention Center

7:00 PM – Wrestling – Ultimate Championship Wrestling. Just $2 per person to enter the air-conditioned Convention Center on the Fairgrounds after paying your $3 Gate Admission – top see all the wild in-ring action! @Convention Center

7:00 PM – Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pulls – Grandstand $15 adult, $5 Admission ages 6-12. Age 5 & under are free. Parking $20 @Grandstand

Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex Hopkinsville 2022 Upcoming Events

September 9th – September 11th – Top of the Box Crossfit Competition

September 17th – Crossovers Basketball Combine

September 23rd – 24th – Wreck at the Plex – Volleyball Tournament

September 26th – 28th – Senior Games

September 30th – Relay for Life

October 7th – Movies at the Plex

October 21st – Hoptown Half Marathon Expo

October 22nd – October 23rd – VALOR Indoor Soccer Tournament

October 29th – Holiday Hooplah Craft & Vendor Fair

November 5th – Junior Pro Basketball starts

December 16th – December 18th – Turf Series Soccer Tournament

Hoptown Hoppers 2022 OVL Schedule

$ 5.00 Admission Fee for Home Games @ Hopkinsville High School Tiger Field

Kids under 12 who wear a Little League Jersey to the home game qualify for free admission.

June 2 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Dubois County Bombers @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 3 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 7:00 PM @ Lohaus Field

June 4 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 5 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:00 PM @ Brooks Stadium

June 7 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Madisonville Miners @ 6:30 PM @ Elmer Kelly Stadium

June 8 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Louisville Jockeys @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 9 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg County Stallions @ 7:00 PM @ Stallions Stadium

June 10 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 7:00 PM @ Drakes Creek Park

June 11 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30 PM @ South Warren High School Field

June 12 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:00 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 13 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Owensboro River Dawgs @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 16 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 17 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 7:00 PM @ Lohaus Field

June 19 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:00 PM @ South Warren High School Field

June 20 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Henderson Flash @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 21 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg County Stallions @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 22 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Owensboro River Dawgs @ 6:30 PM @ Chautauqua Park

June 23 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 7:00 PM @ Lohaus Field

June 24 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 25 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 7:00 PM @ Bowling Green Ballpark

June 26 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:00 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 27 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Louisville Jockeys @ 5:30 PM @ Derby City Field

June 28 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Madisonville Miners @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

June 30 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 2 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 3 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:00 PM @ Lohaus Field

July 4 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Henderson Flash @ 6:30 PM @ Park Field

July 5 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 7:00 PM @ Drakes Creek Park

July 7 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 PM @ Brooks Stadium

July 8 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 9 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30 PM @ South Warren High School Field

July 10 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:00 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 11 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 12 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 7:00 PM @ Drakes Creek Park

July 14 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Dubois County Bombers @ 5:30 PM @ League Stadium

July 15 – Hopkinsville Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 16 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 17 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:00 PM @ Brooks Stadium

July 18 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30 PM @ South Warren High School Field

July 19 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field

July 21 – Playoffs: Play In @ 6:00 PM @ TBD

July 22 – Playoffs: Round 1 @ 6:00 PM @ TBD

July 25 – Playoffs: Round 2 @ 6:00 PM @ TBD

July 29 – Championship @ 6:00 PM @ TBD

For more information check out the Hoptown Hoppers Website!

West KY Brewery Hop

Western Kentucky Cities Launching Craft Beer Trail 

Join us in raising a glass to the newest craft beer trail in the Commonwealth! The West Kentucky Brew Hop launches today and is your guide to the best brews in WKY.

Nine convention and visitor bureaus in cities in the western part of the commonwealth are partnering with their craft breweries to launch a craft beer trail called the West KY Brewery Hop.  The hop has 13 craft breweries between the cities of Paducah, Murray, Benton, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Henderson, Beaver Dam and Owensboro.     

“Our convention and visitor bureaus across Kentucky do a wonderful job working together to promote tourism, and the new craft beer trail in western Kentucky is a prime example of that.  We’re excited about the new trail and what it means for the local economies as well as the commonwealth. Our tourism industry has been greatly impacted by the pandemic, and its innovative efforts such as this that will help us move forward toward recovery,” said Mike Mangeot, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism. 

“We are thrilled for the launch and to be a part of this exciting initiative,” said Brooke Jung, Executive Director of Visit Hopkinsville. “The West KY Brewery Hop collaboration offers the perfect way to travel our beautiful region and enjoy a cold pint along the way. We are particularly proud of Hopkinsville Brewing Company’s success and look forward to discovering the authenticity of all the other craft breweries in western Kentucky.”

Anyone who is 21 or older can participate in The West KY Brewery Hop by first obtaining a passport from their local CVB or local craft brewery.  Once you have your passport, you are encouraged to try a beer at each of the breweries on the trail.  After purchasing a local beer, the brewery will stamp your passport.  

After you’ve completed the trail OR received a stamp from at least seven breweries, you can mail your passport to the Henderson Convention and Visitors Bureau to claim your prize.  Once the Henderson CVB verifies your passport, you’ll be mailed back your passport and a West Kentucky Brewery Hop pint glass for your job well done! 

“We are excited about this new opportunity to highlight all of the amazing beers being brewed in Western Kentucky.  Craft beer has exploded throughout the Commonwealth over the past decade and this is another chance to sip and sample some of the best they have to offer,” said Derek Selznick, Executive Director, Kentucky Guild of Brewers. 

The western Kentucky breweries on the Brewery Hop include Mile Wide Beer Company, The Brew Bridge and Goodwood Brewing & Spirits in Owensboro, Henderson Brewing Company, Uncrafted Territory Brewing Company in Beaver Dam, Paducah Beer Works, Dry Ground Brewing Company in Paducah, Hop Hound Brew Pub in Murray, The Dam Brewhaus in Benton, Hopkinsville Brewing Company, Yancey’s Gastropub & Brewery in Glasgow, Blue Holler Brew Supplies and Gasper Brewing Company in Bowling Green. 

There is no timeline for when you have to complete your passport.  You are encouraged to not only try each brewery but check out the other entertainment options each city has selected to highlight in the passport.  For more information visit westkybreweryhop.com  

Hopkinsville Declared Batter Capital of the World®

Hopkinsville, KY — It is a sweet day in Hopkinsville, KY, now officially known as the Batter Capital of the World®.

Known for the production of globally recognizable products such as Ghirardelli brownie mix, Krusteaz products (including pancake, waffle, muffin mix and more), Cracker Barrel biscuit mix, Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit mix, SunFlour corn meal, flour, and a variety of others, it is easy to see why Hopkinsville, KY is the Batter Capital of the World®

“We are thrilled to officially be the Batter Capital of the World,” said Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch. “We are so grateful to the farmers, industries, and thousands of employees across several sectors that work every day to make this proclamation a reality.”

With successful partners in the community for over 173 years, Hopkinsville continues to be a beacon of food mix manufacturing. Anchor industries, such as Hopkinsville Milling Company which produces SunFlour products and is Hopkinsville’s oldest industry, made way for additional industries in the same market. The addition of Siemer Milling in 1995 and Continental Mills in 1998 continue to grow the daily production of food grade products and brands.

“Continental Mills is proud to be a part of this great initiative and declaration as the Batter Capital of the World,” said Don Ruddy, Plant Manager of Continental Mills’ Hopkinsville facility. “Our team works tirelessly to put beloved products on shelves across the country, and it is great to recognize that these household favorites are being produced right here in Hopkinsville.”

As the leading wheat producing county in the state of Kentucky, over 3.5 million bushels are harvested annually from 46,200 acres.

“Christian County has long been the leading wheat producer for the state and we are so proud of this initiative to bring even more awareness to the profound impact local farmers have on the global stage,” said Mary Beth Shackelford, President of the Christian County Agri-Business Association.

Local restaurants will have the opportunity to list their Batter Capital offering to be added to the official food tour, which will provide a great way to taste the home-grown offerings of the region.

“Christian County has always been known as an incredible agriculture rich community,” said Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble. “This declaration tells the world just how proud we are of our roots and the farmers and industries that make Christian County the amazing place it is.”

Visitors and residents can purchase specially marked packages of these locally produced items at the Hopkinsville Visitors Center, located at 1730 E. 9th Street. In addition, Batter Capital merch and Kentucky Proud syrup harvested by Maple D Farms and aged in a Casey Jones Distillery Bourbon Barrel will also be for sale on site.

“We are so lucky to have such a vibrant agriculture community here in Hopkinsville and Christian County,” Executive Director of Visit Hopkinsville Brooke Jung said. “We want visitors and residents to realize what a huge impact these vibrant farms and industries have on not only our community, but in producing iconic products for consumers across the globe. We hope that visitors and residents will take the opportunity to tour, taste, travel and toast in the Batter Capital of the World.”

For additional information about the Batter Capital of the World®, please contact Brooke Jung, Executive Director, Hopkinsville Convention & Visitors Bureau at 270-887-2300 or [email protected].

Calling All Kentucky Bourbon Lovers

Kentucky bourbon lovers, you’ve found your next great bourbon experience. Experience two of Kentucky’s craft distilleries located in Hopkinsville, Casey Jones Distillery and MB Roland Distillery. Both members of the Stateline Whiskey Tour that straddles the Kentucky & Tennessee state line and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, Casey Jones Distillery and MB Roland offer more than just moonshine and bourbon.

Veteran owned & operated, MB Roland Distillery is a completely “grain to glass” craft distillery located in Pembroke, Kentucky. Located in the countryside of Christian County, MB Roland uses local white corn to hand make each of their products ranging from the very unique “distillation & barrel proof” Kentucky Bourbon to MB Roland naturally-flavored Kentucky Pink Lemonade. MB Roland offers tours and tastings 7 days a week.

MB Roland offers a special “Distiller’s Tour” on the last Saturday of the month at 1:15 PM CST to adults aged 21 and up only. This tour consists of a more in-depth explanation of the distilling process by one of MB Roland’s full-time distillers, including a special “behind the scenes” sampling from select aging barrels in their rickhouse. Visit mbroland.com to learn more about your visit or reserve a spot on their special tour.

During Prohibition, Al Capone got moonshine from many different places. But the shine he liked the most came from Golden Pond, Kentucky. What made Golden Pond shine so special? Casey Jones. Casey was Golden Pond’s master stillmaker. The stills he designed were unique and meticulously crafted. Revenuers could tell a still was Casey’s just by looking at it. Fellow moonshiners and Chicago’s most famous gangster knew Casey’s stills by the superior product they produced. Casey’s legendary ingenuity and passion inspired his grandson Arlon Casey Jones to follow in his footsteps. Casey built his last still in 1967. AJ used that still, which is on display in the Casey Jones Distillery Lounge, as a guide to build the still used today. As our Master Distiller, AJ handcrafts every batch of Casey Jones Moonshine using a recipe that has been handed down through generations of the Jones family. A family recipe cooked in a family still – it doesn’t get more authentic than that. In 2019, Casey Jones Distillery began producing Kentucky small batch bourbon. Visit for a tour & tasting 7 days a week. Stay awhile and enjoy the 73 acres of Kentucky countryside Casey Jones Distillery sits upon. Visit caseyjonesdistillery.com to learn more.

The Stateline Whiskey Tour is a self-guided tour that takes you from scenic Hopkinsville, Kentucky to historic Clarksville, Tennessee. Each distillery has its own special story and its own delicious spirits. From Kentucky Bourbon to Tennessee Whiskey, and many other spirit creations in between, you’ll be certain to enjoy a variation from each distillery. You’ll be able to sample the spirits and purchase bottles at each gift shop (hours vary by distillery); even enjoy a delicious cocktail on most days. Take the tour with each distillery and get your passport stamped at each stop to receive a completion gift (ages 21+) at the final completed distillery tour. Visit statelinewhiskeytour.com to learn more.

For those that are interested in all things craft beverages, make sure to stop at Hopkinsville Brewing Company while you’re in town. Head to historic downtown Hopkinsville’s first and only craft brewing company, open Mondays through Saturdays. This veteran owned and operated, locally sourced, and community oriented craft beer nano-brewery is a must-visit location when in Hopkinsville. Try a flight to find your favorite brew, sit outside on the newly expanded patio space, or enjoy live music and food trucks on any given evening. Make sure to stop and chat with owners Kate Russell and Joey Medeiros – Kate was just named the winner of Samuel Adams’ Brewing the American Dream brewer experienceship program. Visit hopkinsvillebrewingcompany.com to plan your visit.

More of a wine fan? Be sure to visit Naimoli Estate Vineyard & Winery. Open for tastings Monday through Saturday, there is a reason the picturesque estate is home to weddings and events. Select a flight of wines whether sweet or dry, or enjoy by-reservation private wine tastings. Visit naimoliestate.com to learn more.

2021 Western Kentucky State Fair

2021 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

www.westernkentuckystatefair.org

Admission Prices:  $3.00 per person (excludes Pit Gate & Gate 6)

 $1.00 Military per person with ID (unless noted otherwise below)

Friday, June 25th

Gates Open  5:00 P. M.

Rides Open – 6:00 P. M.….Unlimited Ride Armband $15 per person                                                       

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion         6:00 P.M.

LIVE Music by Naturewalk – Gazebo  Open – Close

Saturday, June 26th

Infant Pageant (0-11 months) – Convention Center                                                                    10:00 A. M.

                   $5 parking,  $1 per person admission

Baby Pageant (12 – 24 months) – Convention Center                                                          11:00 A. M.

                   $5 parking,  $1 per person admission

Tiny Tot Pageant (25 – 35 months) – Convention Center                                                     12:00 P. M.

                   $5 parking,   $1 per person admission

Gates Open                                                                                                                                4:00 P.M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                                5:00 P.M.

Rides Open…Unlimited Ride Armband $25 per person                                                          5:00 P.M.

Mrs. WKSF Pageant – Convention Center                                                                               5:30 P.M.

               $5 parking, $1 per person admission

Demo Derby– Grandstand                                                                                                      7:00 P. M.

              Grandstand $10;  Combo $12 Admission

              Gate 6 & Pit Gate $15 adult,  $10 child admission,  parking $5

Miss WKSF Pageant – Convention Center                                                                               7:30 P.M.

               $5 parking,  $1 per person admission

Sunday, June 27th, Faith and Family Day

Free admission from 2:00 – 5:00 P. M. with church bulletin (1 per person)

Free rides 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. with church bulletin (1 per person)

$20.00 armbands will be sold 5pm – close

Youth Pageant (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-15 yr old – Convention Center)                                       1:00 P. M.

                        $5 parking,  $1 per person admission

Gates Open                                                                                                                               2:00 P. M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                              3:00 P.M.

Antique Tractor Pulls – Grandstand                                                                                        3:00 P.M.

                      Grandstand $5,   Combo $7 admission

                      Gate 6 & Pit Gate:  $10 adult,  $5 child admission

Rides Open                                                                                                                               3:00 P. M.

Faith & Family night  (Convention Center)                                                                             6:30 P. M.

 (featuring various church choirs and sermon by Rev. Bobby Spurling)

Monday, June 28th

Gates Open                                                                                                                               4:00 P. M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                               5:00 P. M.

Rides Open-  Unlimited Armbands $20 per person                                                                5:00 P. M.

LIVE Music by Naturewalk – Gazebo                                                                                 Open – Close

4-H/FFA Rabbit Show                                                                                                              6:00 P.M.

Pedal Pull Competition …in front of convention center                                                           6:30 P.M.                          Monster Trucks  – Grandstand  

                 Sponsored by Pennyrile Electric & Western KY State Fair                  Pre Show        5:00 P.M.

                 Grandstand $15,  Combo $17 admission                                                 Main Event      7:00 P.M.

                 Gate 6 & Pit Gate  $20 adult, $10 child admission, Parking $5

Ms. Plus Pageant – Convention Center                                                                                   7:00 P.M.         

                 $5 parking, $1 per person admission

Tuesday, June 29th, Pennyrile Electric Day

Free Admission for Pennyrile Electric members with coupon until 5:30pm

Gates Open                                                                                                                               4:00 P. M.

Rides Open –Unlimited Arm Bands $20.00 per person                                                           5:00 P. M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                                5:00 P.M.

LIVE Music by Naturewalk – Gazebo                                                                                 Open – Close

4-H/FFA  Poultry Show                                                                                                            6:00 P. M.

The Little Roy & Lizzie Lewis Show (Convention Center)          2 shows                 6:00 PM & 7:30PM

Pedal Pull Competition …in front of convention center                                                           6:30 P.M.

Go Kart Races – Grandstand                                                                                                     7:00 P.M.

               Grandstand $5,    Combo $7 admission

                Gate 6 & Pit Gate    $10 adult,  $5 child admission

Wednesday, June 30th   (Military Day)

Gates Open                                                                                                                               4:00 P. M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                               5:00 P. M.

Rides Open – Unlimited Armband  $20 per person                                                                5:00 P. M.

      (Military Unlimited Arm Bands…$10.00 Open till Close)

LIVE Music by Naturewalk – Gazebo                                                                                 Open – Close

4-H/FFA Market Goat Show                                                                                                    6:00 P.M.

Pedal Pull Competition …in front of convention center                                                          6:30 P.M.                          

Trivia Night – Convention Center                                                                                            7:00 P.M.

Lawn Tractor Pulls – Grandstand                                                                                              7:00 P. M.

                    Grandstand $5, Combo $7 admission

                     Gate 6 & Pit Gate  $10 adult, $5 child admission

Thursday, July 1st – Christian County Farm Bureau Day

Free Admission for Farm Bureau members with coupon until 6pm

4H/FFA/Homemakers exhibit check-in                                                             9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

                All items must be pre-registered

4-H/FFA Dairy Goat Show                                                                                                       9:00 A.M.

Gates Open                                                                                                                               4:00 P. M.

Christian County Farm Bureau Meeting – Convention Center                                              4:00 P.M.

4H/FFA/Homemakers exhibit                                                                                                  4:00 P.M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                               5:00 P. M.

Rides Open – Unlimited Arm Bands $20.00 per person                                                         5:00 P. M.

4-H/FFA Market Goat Show                                                                                                    6:00 P.M.

Pedal Pull Competition …in front of convention center                                                           6:30 P.M.                          

Farm Stock Tractor & Diesel Truck Pulls – Grandstand                                                           7:00 P. M.

                    Grandstand $5,  Combo $7 admission

                     Gate 6 & Pit Gate $10 adult, $5 child admission,  parking $5

Friday, July 2nd

4-H/FFA/Homemakers check out                                                                                 8:00 – 10:00 A.M,

4-H/FFA Swine Show                                                                                                              9:00 A.M.

Gates Open                                                                                                                               4:00 P. M.

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                               5:00 P. M.

Rides Open – Unlimited Arm Band $20 per person                                                                5:00 P. M.

Pedal Pull Competition  …in front of convention center                                                         6:30 P.M.                          

Corn Hole Tournament – Convention Center                                                                        7:00 P.M.

Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pulls – Grandstand                                                                       7:00 P.M.

             Grandstand $15 adult,   $5 child admission

               Age 10 & under are free

               Gate 6 & Pit Gate  $15 adult,  $5 child admission

               Age 10 & under are free

               Parking $20

Saturday, July 3rd

Gates Open                                                                                                                               3:00 P. M.

Rides Open                                                                                                                               4:00 P. M.

(Free Rides 4pm – 5pm……….5pm – close Unlimited Armbands $25 per person

Petting Zoo – Livestock Pavilion                                                                                               5:00 P. M.

LIVE Music by Naturewalk – Gazebo                                                                                 Open – Close

4-H/FFA Cattle Show                                                                                                                6:00 P.M.

Pedal Pull Competition-  in front of convention center                                                           6:30 P.M.                         

UCW Wrestling – Convention Center                                                                                       7:00 P. M.

Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pulls – Grandstand                                                                       7:00 P.M.

               Grandstand $15 adult,   $5 child admission

               Age 10 & under are free

               Gate 6 & Pit Gate  $15 adult,  $5 child admission

               Age 10 & under are free

               Parking $20

Top 10 Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Hopkinsville

Planning a summer trip with the family? Look no further than Hopkinsville, Kentucky for family fun! Whether you’re experiencing a real working farm (and it’s animals!), coming to one of our many family-friendly events, or splashing around at the water park, there’s something for every family with kids of all ages to enjoy.

Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf

Kentucky’s only petting zoo and mini golf ag-venture – all in one! Visit Christian Way Farm & Mini Golf to spend a relaxing day outdoors. Feed and pet farm animals from corn you grind yourself, play a round of farm-themed mini golf, take a ride on the lawnmower train, play in the corn truck (it’s the corn equivalent of a giant sandbox!), or simply enjoy the wide open spaces to run and play.

Christian Way Farm and Mini Golf features hayrides, a playground, Gaga ball, a tricycle (hay!) arena for friendly competitions, giant Scrabble & giant Jenga.

Have a picnic or enjoy pizza and wings from the Christian Way Cafe. Shop the country store for toys and unique gifts. Christian Way Farm is intended to be a place to enjoy the outdoors and participate in fun farm activities.

Find out more at christianwayfarm.com.

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

Make a splash at Tie Breaker Water Park! This family-friendly water park provides fun, safe and convenient family entertainment. Enjoy all of the many attractions at the park. Take a dip in the pool, come to relax in one of the hundreds of lounge chairs, grab a float and enjoy the lazy rippling river, make a splash in the splash zone or take your turn flying through the twisting tube in Hurricane Alley or the Riptide Express. Then refuel at The Snack Attack pool-side cafe!

Find out more at https://tiebreakerpark.com/index.php/attractions/.

Jeffer’s Bend Environmental Center & Botanical Gardens

Visit this 40 acre grassland for an educational environment & gardens experience.  Fish or boat in the 1 acre lake or enjoy the 2.7 miles of walking trails. Be sure to check out the gorgeous new botanical garden, tended by the local Master Gardeners, which includes an incredible butterfly garden.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/JeffersBendEnvironmentalCenter/ for more information on Jeffer’s Bend. 

Bike or Walk the Greenway System

Outdoor recreation at its finest, see the longest pedestrian bridge over land in the state in Hopkinsville.  Connecting nearly 5 miles of path throughout the city, weave by the Hopkinsville Dog Park or stop over at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library as you enjoy the great outdoors. 

Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/hopkinsvillerailtrail.

Experience the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County

Fun for all ages, the Pennyroyal Area Museum has just undergone a full-facility renovation to become more interactive and educational than ever before.  At the Pennyroyal Area Museum, you can explore agriculture of the region, learn about local notables, regional African-American history and Hopkinsville’s most famous resident, Edgar Cayce. Survive a close encounter with “The Kelly Green Men,” See the miniature circus which may have inspired Robert Penn Warren’s Circus in the Attic, listen to music by Hopkinsville musicians and visit the Woody Winfree Transportation Museum to see classic cars and antique fire trucks. 

Throw a Strike at Southern Lanes

Cosmic bowling, anyone? Head over to Southern Lanes Bowling Alley where you’ll find 16 lanes of bowling, miniature golf, bumper cars, and a redemption arcade.  Groups can gather in the party room or families can enjoy a meal from the full service lounge and snack bar.  On Friday nights, join in on the cosmic bowling fun starting at 7 PM. 

Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/SouthernLanesHopkinsville/. 

Visit the Beach

Recently named one of the must-see beach destinations this summer in the U.S., the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is situated on more than 14,000 acres of forest with a 56 acre lake.  In addition to a visit to the beach, families can hike, bird watch, kayak, fish, paddle board, canoe and more. 

Find out more!

Movies in the Park

Classics on the big screen outdoors? Look no further than these summer favorite activities in Hopkinsville when you visit for Movies in the Park.  Showing family favorites like Harry Potter, Finding Dory, Jurassic World and more, this traveling movie series is a free family event. 

Check out the full calendar here

Playgrounds & Parks

With playgrounds all around town, the outdoor adventure continues! Stop and take a heritage tour at the Trail of Tears, play make believe in the Debow Recreational Complex Playground, or enjoy one of the other many parks or playground facilities found in Hopkinsville.  Try the half pipe at the Hopkinsville Skate Park or learn about mythology at King Arthur’s Round Table at the Round Table Park on Hopkinsville Community College campus.   

Visit https://www.hopkinsvilleky.us/departments/public_works/parks_and_recreation_division/recreation_areas.php for more information about parks in Hopkinsville. 

 

Family Friendly Events

Whether you’re catching a Hoptown Hoppers game, riding rides at the Western Kentucky State Fair or taking in a family-friendly concert in downtown Hopkinsville, our summer schedule is packed with exciting family adventures. 

Find out more at https://www.visithopkinsville.com/events/ or download the Visit Hopkinsville app on the App Store or Google Play for up to date information at your fingertips. 

These are just the top 10 family-friendly activities in Hopkinsville this summer, but we’re always adding new events and our amazing attractions have more than we have listed here.  Check out visithopkinsville.com to keep up with the latest!  

Hoptown Hoppers 2021 OVL Schedule

June 4 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 5 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 6 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:00pm AWAY

June 8 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 9 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Henderson Flash @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 10 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Henderson Flash @ 6:30pm AWAY

June 11 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 7:05pm AWAY

June 12 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 13 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:00pm @ Christian County High School

June 15 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg Co. Stallions @ 7:05pm AWAY

June 16 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroads @ 7:05pm AWAY

June 17 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30pm AWAY

June 18 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg Co. Stallions @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 19 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30pm AWAY

June 20 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg Co. Stallions @ 7:05pm AWAY

June 22 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Henderson Flash @ 6:30pm AWAY

June 23 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Owensboro Riverdawgs @ 6:30pm AWAY

June 24 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 25 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Henderson Flash @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

June 26 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Dubois County Bombers @ 6:30pm AWAY

June 27 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg Co. Stallions @ 7:05pm AWAY

June 30 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Muhlenberg Co. Stallions @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 1 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 2 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 3 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 7:05pm AWAY

July 4 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 @ Christian County High School ***City Fireworks to follow***

July 6 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Madisonville Miners @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 7 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full County Rhythm @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School ***Christmas in July***

July 8 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Dubois County Bombers @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 9 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Madisonville Miners @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 10 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Dubois County Bombers @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 11 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Dubois County Bombers @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 13 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 15 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Madisonville Miners @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 16 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 17 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Owensboro Riverdawgs @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 18 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Madisonville Miners @ 6:00pm @ Christian County High School

July 20 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Fulton Railroaders @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 21 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 22 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 7:05pm AWAY

July 23 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Owensboro Riverdawgs @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 24 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Full Count Rhythm @ 6:30pm AWAY

July 25 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:00pm AWAY

July 27 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Franklin Duelers @ 6:30pm @ Christian County High School

July 29 – August 8 — Playoffs

Have a Hoppy Easter in Hoptown!

Easter weekend is upon us and we know that your kiddos are probably already egg-cited about spotting the Easter bunny around Hopkinsville and finding the best eggs! 🐰

We’ve made an easy guide to your Easter weekend activities… happy hunting! 🐣