Earlier this year I was invited to be a judge at the
Kentucky State Fair. Of course I was excited to accept! Last week it was
finally time to flex my judging skills and it was a really neat experience. The
staff and volunteers in the textiles section, where I was judging, were so
welcoming and helpful, and really took me under their wing as a first-time
I was fortunate to be able to see some really incredible
handiwork by different crafters and artists from around the state. It was a
blind judging, so I did not have any information about the artists while
judging, except on the juniors section. The juniors section was full of crafts
made by people under the age of 17. These were my absolute favorite! It was so
invigorating to see young people (as young as 6 years old!) participating in
the State Fair and a lot of the projects were really good. It was really fun to
This weekend, I was able to go with my nephew as a visitor
to the Kentucky State Fair. We always enjoy looking at the different booths,
and creations, but this year we also enjoyed some of the special events. One of
those things was the Michaels Craft Tour truck, which was really cool. The semi
truck trailer was set up like a workshop inside, with tables and chairs and all
the supplies you could think of to make 2 craft projects. One was a decoupage
tile locker decoration craft and the other was a fun pencil topper for back to
My nephew really enjoyed using the modeling clay they
provided, along with feathers, pipe cleaners, and some googly eyes to make his
Michaels even had some fun photo props on hand for people to use. My nephew and I got into character as Craftboy and Craftwoman, which made us laugh.
The best part about the Michaels Craft tour truck was seeing the different people of all ages coming together to craft. Plus, Michaels provided all the crafts for free!
The other thing we really enjoyed at the Fair this weekend was the BMX performance. We saw some really awesome extreme tricks by the team and we were so impressed. My nephew was especially excited to see the show.
My nephew made sure to get in line for an autograph afterwards and was pumped to meet such talented bicycle motocross athletes!
It was definitely an action-packed day. We saw a lot of cool stuff, participated in some fun activities, and wore ourselves out in the sun! We always have a great time at the Kentucky State Fair.