The Kentucky State Fair kicked off their 11-day run on Thursday, August 17th with a bountiful breakfast for the estimated 400 in attendance. Many local and state officials were in attendance including Governor Matt Bevin, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarrels.

    Following the ribbon cutting ceremony a delicious buffet breakfast, sponsored by the Kentucky State Fair Board was held in the Harold Workman Conference Hall in the South Wing of the Kentucky Expo Center. Kentucky Proud products of pork, eggs, steaks, and vegetables were offered with the usual breakfast drinks of orange juice, coffee and milk.

    Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin gave a hearty welcome to those in attendance. Ryan Quarles, current Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner gave a special welcome to this agriculture facility and the home of the World’s Championship Horse Show. He told how important agriculture products are to the people in Kentucky and the United States and abroad from small grain and hay to tobacco and milk.

    The opening day events were somewhat hampered by a heavy downpour around two in the afternoon, showers continued off and on for several hours after that.