The Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair has added two new pageants to its lineup for 2008, with all pageant events in the organization's new pavilion. The Miss Bluegrass Fair and Miss Teen Bluegrass Fair pageants will be on opening night, Thursday, July 10. The added Miss Pre-Teen Bluegrass Fair and Ms. Bluegrass Fair pageants will be Tuesday, July 15.
"Although the Bluegrass Fair has had very successful pageants over the last decade, we are really excited this year because of our new facility," said Pageant Coordinator Sue Alexander. "It will be the first time we have had a permanent stage and good dressing rooms. There have been years in the past when our contestants have had to brave the rain to get from the dressing rooms to the stage."
The new building also has made it possible for the fair to add these two new events. The Miss Pre-Teen pageants have been very popular in recent years with the advent of the Kentucky Miss Pre-Teen County Fair pageant that takes place in Louisville in the fall. Because of space and time constraints, the Bluegrass Fair has not been able to offer this pageant until this year.