Need to know when an event is happening? Check out our Schedule of Events! From beauty pageants to demolition derbies, the 2017 Grayson County Fair in Leitchfield, KY has something for everyone and the folks at the Hatfield Inn are proud to be a part of the tradition.
From beauty pageants to demolition derbies, the 2017 Grayson County Fair in Leitchfield, KY has something for everyone and the folks at the Hatfield Inn are proud to be a part of the tradition. Whether you're coming into town to participate in one of the many events, or just to visit with friends and family during the Fair, the Hatfield Inn is the place to stay. Our pet-friendly rooms with comfortable beds and hot breakfast will make the week a whole lot better than sleeping on your brother's couch and eating cold cereal.
And it begins!
Fair entries in field crops and homemaker divisions, along with fine art and crafts, will be accepted at the fairgrounds on Monday, August 28 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. But, on Tuesday, the 29th, the fair opens and the whole week gets started. The fairgrounds opens at 4 p.m. and rides begin at 5 p.m., courtesy of Paradise Amusements, who have been part of the fair for several years. The merchant buildings will be open from 5-10 p.m., so be sure to stop by and sign up for all the giveaways offered by local stores and businesses. All events are FREE with paid admission to the fairgrounds, including the rides!
Tuesday, August 29
At 6 p.m., head on down the midway to find the Horse Pull before hitting the grandstands at 6:30 for the Miss Pre-Teen Grayson County Fair Pageant. This pageant will be followed by the Miss Teen and then the crowning of the 2017 Miss Grayson County will be held immediately after Miss Teen. But if pageants aren't your cup of tea, there's also going to be live UCW Pro Wrestling going on at the fairgrounds beginning at 7:00 p.m. It's the first time at this fair for these wrestlers, so be sure to stop by and check them out. All these events are FREE with paid fair admission.
Wednesday, August 30
Little people are the centers of attraction on Wednesday night, with the baby pageant starting at 5:30 p.m. at the pavilion. Registration starts at 4:30, so be there early. The Little Miss and Mister Contest starts at 6 p.m. Winners of the Little Miss and Mister contest will compete at the KY State Fair in August 2018. You can satisfy your "need for speed" at the grandstands with KOI Drag Racing, starting at 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 31
Thursday brings out the singers, the cars and the lawnmowers at the fair. Karaoke registration will be held from 5-6 p.m. on the lawn between the merchant buildings, with preliminaries being held from 7-9 p.m. Mini-cars and lawn mowers will be taking over the grandstands with the mini-car demolition derby starting at 7 p.m. and the lawn mower derby will be held shortly after. Then there is the Ms. and Mrs. Grayson County Fair pageant at the pavilion which also starts at 7 p.m.
Friday, September 1
Karaoke preliminaries continue on Friday night, while the Big Car Derby will be held at the grandstands beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 2
Saturday has so much going on that we're just going to show you a list:
8 a.m.-Noon Antique Tractor and Engine Show Registration -- Judging at 2 p.m.
10 a.m. - Noon KY State Championship Armwrestling Registration and Weigh-in
11 a.m. Bass Ride Competition
1 p.m. Pull for Kids Truck and Tractor Powerwheel Pull
1 p.m. KY State Championship Armwrestling
2 p.m. Grayson County Only Truck Pull
7 p.m. Karaoke Finals
7 p.m. KTPA Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull
Now, the fairgrounds will be closed on Sunday, which will give you a day to rest before the annual Labor Day Parade. And there's no better place to do that than at the Hatfield Inn so give us a call now. The Labor Day parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and goes from the intersection of Hwy. 62 West and 259 South. It proceeds on Hwy. 259 North to the fairgrounds. If you need any more information about the Grayson County Fair and Homecoming, check out their webpage at www.graysoncountyfair.net or on facebook.