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Last minute preps underway for Kentucky State Fair 2014

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Just one day until the Kentucky State Fair and last minute preparations are nearly complete.

Leanda Kriek has already made 100 bags of Blue and pink cotton candy spun to sugar perfection.

This is her first time working at the Kentucky State Fair and she is trying to make sure she has enough for opening day.

“It depends on how many bags,” Kriek said. Same day cotton candy."

You can find all kinds of food at the Kentucky State Fair, from dole whip to cheese steak and even doughnut burgers.

"We always try to come up with something really different," said Kentucky State Fair spokeswoman Amanda Storment, pointing out a particular dish.

"It's hot brown on a stick. It's true Kentucky -- true Louisville, especially -- so the hot brown-on-a-stick, of course, is going to be like everything else: deep fried. And they're going to be serving it along with deep friend Derby pie."

Since Kentucky Kingdom is back people can purchase advance tickets to the amusement park, but the water park is closed. Everyone, including season ticket holders, will need to purchase state fair admission.

"Our 9.95 ticket promotion will run right through the state fair, Sunday the 24th," said John Mulcahy, a spokesman for Kentucky Kingdom. "So if you come out or you're planning on coming out, and you stop by Kroger before you come out, you can pick up that ticket for $9.95. If you don't though, it's still a great value, but it's 19.95 at the gate."

Midway rides are extra and there are wristband specials for those attractions.

Crews are working on the Ferris wheel and setting up all the stuffed animal prizes that include minions and dragons. These are just some of the last minute preparations being done to get ready for thousands of people.

"We also have the Kentucky Pride Experience tent, and that's going to feature, of course, Kentucky products -- and one of our favorite products, Kentucky bourbon," Storment said.

State fair officials say there is always turnover during the fair, so there are still some job opportunities.

For now, Kriek is looking forward to getting things started.

"It's not the same everyday," she said. "It's something different every day."

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