Special Events

BBQ Cook-Off Competition

Germantown Fair Barbeque Cook-Off Competition

  • Contestant – A contestant is an individual or group with a smoker that will prepare and cook an entry or entries to be judged. All contestants are equal.
  • Cooking Site – Each team will be given a cooking area of approximately 20 x 30. All equipment, including cooker, canopy, etc. shall remain within the confines of this area.
  • Set-Up – Contestants may begin set-up on Friday, July 29th at 6:00 p.m. E.S.T.
  • Meat Inspection – All meats must be inspected before cooking. Meats may not leave the contestant area until delivered to the judging table at set times.  Delivery needs to be made no more than five (5) minutes before or five (5) minutes after your assigned time.  All meats must be on ice or refrigerated before being cooked; the holding temperature must be 40 degrees or less.  After cooking, meat must be maintained at 140 degrees in a covered container.  After inspection, the meat may be marinated, salted, seasoned, and cooked by the contestant.
  • Cleanliness & Sanitation – All teams are expected to maintain their cook sites in an orderly and sanitary manner using good sanitary practices during the preparation, cooking, judging, and sales processes. All federal, state and local food safety rules and regulations must always be followed.  All equipment must be removed by 8:00 am on Sunday, July 31st.  Clean-up of the site must be thorough; all trash must be placed in trash containers.
  • Meat Categories –
  1. Beef Brisket – flat or whole
  2. Chicken –skin on whole or in pieces (no Cornish Game Hen)
  3. Pork Ribs – slab only (spare or baby back)
  4. Pork Shoulder or Boston Butt – bone-in or out but cooked whole
  • Judging – Each team will submit a container, supplied by the event organizer, with 6 portions of each meat for the judges to evaluate for Appearance, Taste/Flavor, Tenderness, and Texture.  The scoring system is from 1 (Unacceptable) to a high of 9 (Excellent).  The winners in the meat division will be determined by dropping the lowest score and then adding the remaining scores together in each of the four (4) categories.  THE GRAND CHAMPION title will be the TEAM with the most total points.  RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION will be the second-highest total points.  In the event of a tie, the lowest scores will be added back in and then recalculated.
  • Turn-In Times – Judging times will be Chicken – 3:15 pm; Ribs – 3:15 pm; Pork – 4:00 pm; Brisket – 4:00 pm. Allowable turn-in times will be five minutes before to five minutes after these posted times with no exceptions.  Results will be announced after the judges have completed their evaluations.
  • Food Sales – Teams may only sell the four types of meat in the competition plus any sides or drink items, except alcoholic beverages and ice cream, beginning at 11:30 am the morning of the contest. You must enter all of the meat categories for judging to be a vendor.   We ask that you remain until the evening’s events are almost complete or you run out of food.
  • Safety Rules – Waiver of Liability on the registration form.
  1. No use of tobacco products while preparing or selling food.
  2. Cleanliness of team members cooking space is required.
  3. Each contestant will provide a separate container for washing, rinsing, and sanitizing (1 cap of bleach/gallon of water) utensils.
  4. The Buffalo Trace Health Department may inspect the meat but will not be charging a fee if you are not a vendor. Any food booth selling to the public must have at least one person who has a KY Food Handlers Permit. 
  5. Teams must have a fire extinguisher available.
  6. No pets will be allowed in the cooking area.
  7. There will be no refund of entry fees for any reason.
  • Move Out – The contestant area must be cleared out by 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 31st. All cook sites must be cleaned before moving out.  Absolutely no ashes or trash are to be left on the sites.

Prizes:   Category Winners – Overall Reserve Grand


Pedal Tractor Pull


Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Center Ring
Registration begins at 6:00 PM
Pull will begin at 6:30 PM

  1. Each contestant will be allowed only one pull.
  2. Once the sled stops, the pull is over.
  3. The participant must keep both feet on the pedals at all times; shoes must be worn.
  4. The tractor and sled must stay inside the set boundaries during the pull.
  5. Pullers must use tractors that are furnished by the fair.



2 & 3 Year Olds

4 & 5 Year Olds

6 & 7 Year Olds

8 & 9 Year Olds


Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class.


All participants will receive a memento for participating.


For information, contact: Mark Rath, Chairperson, (rath_marka@yahoo.com), 606-217-1431


Sponsored by: Maple Lane Farm, Mark & Amanda Rath, owners

3291 Cumminsville-Berlin Road Brooksville, KY

Chicken Rodeo/Pen the Pig

Chicken Rodeo

Monday, August 2, 2021

Center Ring

Registration begins at 7:00 P.M. Rodeo at 7:30 P.M.

Corral Free-Ranging Fowl

Open to Girls & Boys Ages 3 to 8

All participants will receive a memento for participating. 


Pen the Pig Contest

Monday, August 2, 2021

Center Ring

Registration begins at 7:45 P.M. Contest at 8:15 P.M.

Pen the Squealing Pigs

Open to Girls & Boys Ages 3 and up


For more information contact: Mark Weiss (606) 584-1648

Rabbit & Poultry Show


Monday, August 2, 2021

Youth Rabbit Show: Ages 18 & under—no entry fee

Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. in Show Barn

Judging begins at 6:00 p.m. in Show Barn



1st place – $8.00

2nd place – $4.00

3rd place -$2.00

Other Awards: Best of Breed, Best in Show (4 class and 6 class), Reserve Champion and Supreme Champion



  1. All exhibitors must check-in at the Exhibitor Registration Table prior to entering the Exhibit Area.
  2. Open to youth that resides in Kentucky
  3. Check-In begins Monday at 5:00 pm. Judging will begin at 6:00 pm in the order of Breed Classes, Best Litter, Best in Show, Reserve Best in Show, and other specialty shows.
  4. Exhibitors must be present at the time of judging.
  5. Entries may be removed after all classes have been judged.
  6. Health forms are not necessary, but animals showing symptoms of disease or illness will be quarantined and not allowed to show. Any animal with signs of Pasteurella must be removed from the show area immediately.
  7. All rabbits are encouraged to be permanently marked (tattooed) in the left ear. Please enter this information on the Livestock Entry Form.
  8. Each rabbit is entered by breed. If more than 4 rabbits are in Class 4 or more than 6 rabbits in class 6 in each breed, they will then be broken down by their sex and the age of the breed, for Best of Breed.
  9. Limit of two entries, per exhibitor, per breed (1 buck & 1 doe). Each exhibitor may enter one doe and litter in the 4 class and 6 class to be judged for Best Litter.
  10. Animals must be at the Livestock Barn 1 hour before showtime. Animals will not be allowed to leave the barn after this point.
  11. The Fair will not be held responsible for loss of any kind
  12. Show officials reserve the right to make any changes deemed necessary.

(4) Class Breeds for (4) Classes






Senior Buck


Senior Doe

Junior Buck

Junior Doe

Angora, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Chinchilla, Dutch, Dwarf Hotot, English Spot, Florida White, Harlequin, Havana, Himalayan, Jersey Wooly, Lilac, Lion- head, Lop (American Fuzzy, Holland, Mini), Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Rex, Rex Mini, Rhinelander, Sable, Satin, Silver, Tan, Thrianta, Any Other Recognized Breed.
(6) Class Breeds for (6)  Classes








Senior Buck


Senior Doe

6-8 Month Buck

6-8 Month Doe

Junior Buck

Junior Doe

American, Angora Giant, Beveren, Californian, Champagne D’ argent, Checkered Giant, Chinchilla Giant, Cinnamon, Crème D’Argent, Flemish Giant, Hotot, Lop (English, French), New Zealanad, Palomino, Satin, Silver Fox, Any Other Recognized Breed
Specialty Class – Costume Class
Open Youth Poultry Show


August 2, 2021

Youth Poultry Show: Ages 18 & under – no entry fee


1st place – $8.00

2nd place – $4.00

3rd place – $2.00


  1. All exhibitors must check-in at the Exhibitor Registration Table prior to entering the Exhibit Area.
  2. Check-In begins on Tuesday at 5:00 PM. Judging will begin at 6:00 PM
  3. Only open to youth that resides in Kentucky
  4. Exhibitors must be present at the time of judging.
  5. Entries may be removed after all classes have been judged.
  6. Health forms are not required, only healthy birds will be entered.
  7. Exhibitors limited to 2 entries per breed, per class. Where there is only (1) one exhibitor in a class, 1st place will be awarded on merit.
  8. Animals must be at the Livestock Barn 1 hour before showtime to be registered. Animals will not be allowed to leave the barn after this point.
  9. The Fair will not be held responsible for loss of any kind.


BREED CLASSES – All poultry will follow class breakdowns per American Poultry Association (APA).

Large Chickens:                                                                                            Other Class:

RP 25    American                                                                                            Poultry Costume

RP 26    Asiatic

RP 27    English

RP 28    Mediterranean

RP 29    Continental

RP 30    Other Standard Breed


RP 31    Clean Legged

RP 32  Feather Legged


RP 33    Duck- Drake

RP 34    Duck- Hen

RP 35    Goose- Gander

RP 36    Goose- Hen

Other Fowl:

RP 37    Pigeon

RP 38    Turkey

RP 39    Dove

RP 40    Misc.



Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 7:30 PM | Center Ring 




Ringside seats will be available for $5.00


Tractor Driving Contest

Tom Stephenson Memorial Tractor Driving Contest

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. in Center Ring

Contacts:  David Appelman 606-735-2141; Jamie Bell 606-217-1111

Senior Youth: Age 14 & under 19 as of January 1st

Adults:  19 & over as of January 1st.


Bragging Rights, Trophies, and Gift Certificates for 1st and 2nd Place

Corn Hole Tournament

Corn Hole Tournament





Contact: Greg Bess | 606-407-7029

Remote Control Pull

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Center Ring

Beginning at 4:00 PM

Presented by: Central Kentucky R/C Pullers

For More Information Visit:


Email: ckyrcp@gmail.com

Sundown Band

Saturday, August 7th


Cooke Pavilion

Car Cruise-In

Saturday, July 31st


Enjoy Car Cruise-In music provided by Gayle McCord as you check out the shiny vehicles.


For more information, contact Gary Hay: 859-620-2881