Local/Regional News
4:57 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Bluegrass Fair Takes Over Masterson Station Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of Central Kentuckians are expected to make at least one trip to Masterson Station Park for the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair which opens its 11 day run on Thursday.

Lions Club President Ron Mossotti says his group has been sponsoring the fair for more than half a century.

“The Bluegrass Fair was revised from back I believe before World War One when it went out of existence and the Lions Club brought it back to life and the Lions Club has been doing it for fifty-one years, enjoying every minute of it.  It’s a lot of work but mostly it’s a lot of volunteer work and that’s what’s really important.”

Mossotti says organizers are always looking for creative ways to keep families coming back year after year.

"What we try to do is mix it up and we try to surprise people, in fact on Monday we're going to combine chamber music with a special Zombie night.  I don't know how that will go but I guarantee you it will be fun."

The fair features rides, games, special performers and even a petting zoo.  Gates open at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 5 p.m. through the week.