The Vault: The nostalgia of the Kentucky State Fair

The Vault: The nostalgia of the Kentucky State Fair


GOERS [email protected] ARRIVE CARRYING FO MEMORIES OF TIME SPENT AT THE FAIR OVER [email protected] [email protected] TONIGHT ON THE VAULT — WE’RE DIGGING INTO OUR FILM ARCHIVES TO BRING YOU FOOTAGE THAT HASN’T BEEN SEEN [email protected] DECADES. [email protected] CATTLE, CORNDOGS, AND CARNIVAL RIDES…. NOTHING SAYS ‘SO LONG SUMMER’ LIKE THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR…. AND WHAS HAS BEEN ALONG FOR THE [email protected] SINCE THE 1950S…CAMERAS [email protected]@ [email protected] THE FAIR LOOKED A LOT DIFFERENT IN BLACK AND WHITE. [email protected] CURIOUS FAIR-GOERS LINED UP TO SEE THE [email protected] WORLD’S FATTEST TWINS…HORRIBLE WOLFMAN….AND MINITURE HORSE. AS GIRLS TWIRLING BATONS LED [email protected] MARCHING BAND…. THRILL SEEKERS TOOK A WILD RIDE ON THE SPEEDY [email protected] [email protected] CANNIBAL. THIS OLD FILM SHOWS THE STARS OF T-BAR-V [email protected] RANCH AT THE STATE FAIR IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE EARLY 60S. RANDY ATCHER AND CACTUS … ADMIRING THE HARDWORK OF KENTUCKY 4-H’ERS. YOU REMEMBER THE SONG! COVERING THE FAIR –[email protected] NOW A RITE OF PASSAGE OF SORTS [email protected] INCOMING REPORTERS. BUT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME — WHO DID IT FOR YEARS. LIKE THE LATE FRED WICHE…KENTUCKIANA’S FAVORITE ‘WEEKEND GARDENER’ WICHE, “HERE IN THE CENTER CIRCLE [email protected] AREA RIGHT OUTSIDE THE COLLISEUM AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IF YOU’RE COMING TO THE STATEFAIR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SEE THE NEW [email protected] ALL AMERICAS FOR THIS YEAR AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF HOW THEY DID IN OUR HOT, DRY CONDITIONS.”[email protected] FRED MADE SURE KENTUCKIANS NEVER FORGOT THE FAIR’S HOMEGROWN ROOTS. DIGGING DEEP INTO THE EFFORTS TO KEEP [email protected]@ FAIRGROUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL. :23-:28 /:36 “THE WEATHER HAS PLAYED A MAJOR FACTOR INTO WHAT IS ON DISPLAY HERE FOR THIS YEAR’S STATE FAIR. … WATERING AND WEEDING.”[email protected] HE KEPT THE AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE EXHIBITS AT THE FOREFRONT [email protected] PEOPLES’ MINDS. [email protected] 3:18-3:24 ” SO AGRICULTURALLY, BOTH THE EGG AND POULTRY INDSUSTRIES ARE BECOMING MAJOR [email protected] AGRICULTURE FORCES HERE IN THE [email protected][email protected] EVEN TASTE-TESTING KENTUCKY’S AWARD [email protected] WINNING COUNTRY HAM WHEN DUTY CALLED. [email protected] “THAT IS GREAT COUNTRY HAM, RIGHT HERE IN KENTUCKY, FOR KENTUCKIANA’S NEWS CHANNEL, WHAS11, I’M FRED WICHE, MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME [email protected]’T TK [email protected] MY MOUTH FULL — THE WEEKEND GARDNER.” [email protected]@ BARRY BERNSON VENTURED… WHERE HORSES TROT….AND PIGS FLY. TOURING THE FAIR’S NEWEST ATTRACTIONS AND WILDEST RIDES…. 9:02 “THE SIGN SAYS SORRY, WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ARTICLES. I WONDER IF THAT INCLUDES YOUR LUNCH. 9:[email protected] “YOU STOMACHS ROLLING AROUND EVERYWHERE IT’S REALLY GREAT. YOU’RE GOING SEVERAL DIRECTIONS AT ONCE. YES. I WAS SCARED TO DEATH. WERE YOU REALLY? YOU WANT TO GO AGAIN? YES! I DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT! ONE TIME YOU’RE ON ONE SIDE, THE NEXT YOU’RE ON THE OTHER AND ALL OVER AND YOU’RE UPSIDE [email protected] AND EVERTHING–IT’S GREAT. KIND OF LIKE LIFE [email protected] 9:25 THERE MUST BE SOMETHING IN THE [email protected] HUMAN PSYCHE THAT THRILLS AT THE THOUGHT OF CERTAIN DEATH SNEERING IN THE FACE OF IMPENDING DOOM. SHOWING OFF THE LATEST MIDWAY MUNCHIES … ALWAYS A LITTLE TOUNGE IN [email protected] 11:56 “WHAT DO [email protected] THINK THE PROPER WINE IS TO HAVE WITH ONE OF [email protected] FROM THE CELEBRATION OF AGRICULTURE….TO THE [email protected] FRIED FOOD, THRILLING RIDES, [email protected] PERSONALITIES WHO COVERED IT ALL. THE STATE FAIR HAS BEEN AN IMPORTANT PART OF KENTUCKY TRADITION FOR MORE THAN TWO CENTURIES. HELPING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS [email protected] SAY [email protected] ‘GOODBYE SUMMER’ EVERY YEAR. [email protected] AND A LOT OF YOU ARE [email protected] [email protected] MEMORIES OF THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR [email protected] OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. JIM WILLIAMS SAYS, “BACK IN THE 1960’S [email protected] HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATED IN THE STATE FAIR HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND CONTEST. WE WON A COUPLE OF TIMES.” [email protected] KATHY LANG SAYS “MANY HAPPY MEMORIES AS A CHILD, BUT MY ALL TIME BEST MEMORY [email protected] WINNING A BLUE RIBBON THE FIRST TIME I ENTERED SOMETHING IN CULINARY.” KARI OGLE SAYS “SO SILLY [email protected] WHEN WERE KIDS WE LOVED TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW FREDDY FARM BUREAU KNEW THINGS ABOUT US [email protected] HE TALKED TO US. NOW I LOVE FOR [email protected]@ GRANDCHILDREN TO EXPERIENCE THE SAME THING. “HI LITTLE GIRL IN THE BLUE DRESS, WHAT’S YOUR NAME?” HOW DOES HE KNOW THAT???” AND RUTH ADAMS SAYS “MY HUSBAND AND I ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO TAKING THE [email protected] KIDS TO THE ANIMALS PARADING DOWN PRESTON ST TO THE FAIRGROUNDS A DAY [email protected] TWO PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE FAIR. : ” [email protected]