Boyd County Fair

1760 Addington Road
Ashland, KY 41101


The Boyd County Fair began 20 years ago ...with the dream of a few...a vision for the future...and the sacrifice of many volunteers.

The fair had very humble beginnings utilizing a vacant field across from Boyd County High School, then tthe back parking lot of the former Cedar Knoll Galleria, and finally the dream became a full reality when the fair was able to move to the current fairgrounds.  The fairgrounds are located just off old US Route 60 West, about one mile from the 181 Exit of I-64 in Coalton, Kentucky.

The first building on the fairgrounds was a multipurpose building that was named "The Building of Dreams".  With the cooperation of the Boyd County Cooperative Extension Board, the fairgrounds began to expand rapidly with the addition of a horse arena and horse barn.  In 2006 two livestock barns were built and due to the continued growth in the youth livestock program two additional barns were built in 2008 as well as a covered walkway between the original barns and a covered show ring.  The latest addition to the property was an indoor show ring that was completed in 2012.

In 2007 the Boyd County Cooperative Extension Service opened the Franks Community Building, named in honor of Ken Franks and his many years of service to the Boyd County 4-H.  This building houses all the 4-H exhibits and projects as well as the horticulture and Consumer Science exhibits.

The dream that began over 20 years ago continues to evolve and become a reality today. The vision of having a place for the youth of Boyd County to learn responsibility, pride, confidence, and showcase their accomplishments is here now. The dream of a place for families to step back in time, when the pace was a little slower and share a week of experiences and memories that will last a lifetime has arrived. Let us continue to develop the dream and feed the vision that will shape the futures of our children for generations to come.

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