LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky State Fair opens its 11-day run Thursday in Louisville, and among the sights and sounds will be exhibits of the state's agriculture industry.
The state Department of Agriculture will be set up in a new display in the West Wing that looks like the side of a barn with a fence around it.
Visitors will get to see product demonstrations and taste foods from vendors in the Kentucky Proud program - the promotional program for Kentucky producers.
Kentucky Proud will have a presence in other locations as well. The program's farmers' market will be back outside the corner of the West Hall.
Exhibitors who show livestock born and raised in Kentucky will be eligible for additional premiums through the Kentucky Proud Livestock Tag Program.