For the first time, Lee County will be represented at the Kentucky State Fair this August 16-26th in the “Pride of the Counties of the Commonwealth” exhibit. The Pride of the Counties exhibit provides a great venue to promote businesses, celebrate heritage, display attractions, and find new audiences to visit Lee County. This is an opportunity for the community to be showcased statewide along with the other counties participating in the 10 day fair.
Powell County was the only surrounding county that participated in the State Fair exhibit in 2011. Lee County has made a request this year to be located next to their booth. The Tourism Commission would like to thank the Lee County Fiscal Court and the City Council of Beattyville for supporting this tourism effort. The main goal of having a booth is to promote the 25th Woolly Worm Festival this October 19-22, 2012. Other promotional materials will include world-class rock climbing at the Pendergrass Murray Recreational Preserve, information on the three forks of the Kentucky River and Sheltowee Trace, attractions of the surrounding area, and the many different lodging options in Lee County. The Commission also plans to have a few local artisans at the booth working their craft. This type of active participation will be great for attracting viewers to the booth and starting up conversations.
The Tourism Commission is looking for volunteers to help manage the Beattyville/Lee County booth. Also, if there are any businesses, clubs, or civic groups who would like to be represented, please drop off your information/materials for disbursement at the caboose Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. If anyone is interested in signing up for a booth time slot please contact Dedra Brandenburg at the caboose (606) 464-5038.
For more information about all the concerts, exhibits, and activities of the 2012 KY State Fair, visit their website at www.kystatefair.org.
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