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6th Annual Hoptown Summer Salute

We invite you to join thousands of visitors for the 6th Annual Summer Salute Festival in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  A fun filled 2-day live entertainment music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, children rides/activities, food and merchant vendors and a variety of attractions that make this event a true gem of the south, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Winner of IFEA’s prestigious Pinnacle Award as best festival event of its kind in the WORLD.  The Jimmy Church Band headlines Friday night, 6 p.m. Saturday night headliner will be KC and The Sunshine Band coming to Hopkinsville.  The festival runs Friday, August 26, 2022 – Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE for visitors, and they will want to purchase food and crafts.
After a total sold out vendor footprint in 2021, Summer Salute is now clearly a summertime “must do” for vendors and attendees. With a phenomenal headliner locked in for spring announcement, the 2022 festival will lift Summer Salute to yet another new level and attract attendance from a 100-mile or more. The addition of another Friday night stage for youth will offer even more musical variety and bring a crowd that rivals previous Saturday night finales.
Make your plans to attend, or be a vendor for Summer Salute 2022. We’ve also modified the festival footprint for max vendor space all along 9th Street and expansion of the Kids Zone as it moves to Founders Square. Nothing will heat up this summer quite like this expanded festival. Remember, music and kids activities are FREE with a new youth expanded ride option for a nominal fee this year. It’s music. It’s food. It’s rides and games. It’s music galore. It’s family fun in a party wrapper – Summer Salute!
For additional information or for those interested in becoming a food or merchant vendor, visit our web site, www.hoptownrec.com with the registration forms being on our homepage or under forms, or www.hoptownsummersalute.com, with additional information to be added in the near future.  Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook or call 270-887-4290.  See you in 2022 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!

6th Annual Hoptown Summer Salute

We invite you to join thousands of visitors for the 6th Annual Summer Salute Festival in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  A fun filled 2-day live entertainment music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, children rides/activities, food and merchant vendors and a variety of attractions that make this event a true gem of the south, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Winner of IFEA’s prestigious Pinnacle Award as best festival event of its kind in the WORLD.  The Jimmy Church Band headlines Friday night, 6 p.m. Saturday night headliner will be KC and The Sunshine Band coming to Hopkinsville.  The festival runs Friday, August 26, 2022 – Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE for visitors, and they will want to purchase food and crafts.
After a total sold out vendor footprint in 2021, Summer Salute is now clearly a summertime “must do” for vendors and attendees. With a phenomenal headliner locked in for spring announcement, the 2022 festival will lift Summer Salute to yet another new level and attract attendance from a 100-mile or more. The addition of another Friday night stage for youth will offer even more musical variety and bring a crowd that rivals previous Saturday night finales.
Make your plans to attend, or be a vendor for Summer Salute 2022. We’ve also modified the festival footprint for max vendor space all along 9th Street and expansion of the Kids Zone as it moves to Founders Square. Nothing will heat up this summer quite like this expanded festival. Remember, music and kids activities are FREE with a new youth expanded ride option for a nominal fee this year. It’s music. It’s food. It’s rides and games. It’s music galore. It’s family fun in a party wrapper – Summer Salute!
For additional information or for those interested in becoming a food or merchant vendor, visit our web site, www.hoptownrec.com with the registration forms being on our homepage or under forms, or www.hoptownsummersalute.com, with additional information to be added in the near future.  Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook or call 270-887-4290.  See you in 2022 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!

Western Kentucky State Fair

Saturday, July 2nd Schedule
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
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

Friday, July 1st Schedule
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
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

Wednesday, June 29th Schedule – 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
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

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
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

Monday, June 27th Schedule
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.
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

Sunday, June 26th Schedule – 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
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

Saturday, June 25th Schedule
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.
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

Western Kentucky State Fair

Friday, June 24th Schedule
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
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