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The Barren County Fair – 68 years of excellence

A scene of the sun setting over the fairgrounds.

Jennifer Moonsong

Regional Editor

Jobe Publishing, Inc.

Photos provided by the Temple Hill Lions Club and Jennifer Moonsong


Nothing spells S-U-C-C-E-S-S in a southern, agricultural county quite like the continuation and growth of the county fair.

This year, thanks to the Temple Hill Lions Club, Barren County the fair will offer festivities for the 68th consecutive year, when many local county fairs are hanging on by a thread.

This year the fair will be held June 28 – July 2, and as always is sponsored and organized by the Temple Hill Lions Club.  Admission Tuesday-Friday is $10, and $15 Saturday and Sunday.  The ever-popular and timeless carnival rides that have fallen by the wayside in some counties will open at 6 p.m. on the 28th. The selection of rides and carnival games is extensive.

Pageants, an ATV rodeo, catfish RC car racing, a truck/tractor pull, wrestling, and a corn hole tournament are amongst the events offered this year.

As always the fair is held at the fairgrounds, at 10168 Tompkinsville Road near Temple Hill. There will be numerous options for eats each night.

A complete list of events and times can be seen at

There will be numerous options for concessions each night.


Rides, rides, and more rides will be the fascination for children.

ATV rodeo

The county fair is enjoyed by young and old alike.

Ezra Jones of Metcalfe County enjoys festivities at the 2021 fair.

River Wilson poses for a picture with soldiers at the 2021 fair.









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