Countdown to NAILE by Carrie Rutledge


NAILE is right around the corner and I thought it would be a great idea to talk about some of the stuff the show has to offer.

First up on the list is: AJSA Show. This is a great chance to meet up with friends, old and new, watch real sheep showing pros in action, compete on the green shavings and the futurity points and placings will follow after the show. The junior show will take place Sunday Nov 17th.

Next up is: Shopping! NAILE has one of the largest shopping venues under one roof for a livestock show. Stop and get a screen print shirt made, get a custom jacket made, Showtimes and Sullivan Supply are there for all your showing needs, plenty of craft shops for mom to find her next décor for the house and trucks and trailers for dad to go and see, there is something for everyone!

Next we have: sightseeing. Church Hill Downs is only a short drive away from the Expo Center, Downtown is nearby with plenty of cool places to eat. Don’t forget the Slugger Museum, Glassing Blowers, and much much more! You don’t want to miss out on seeing some of what Kentucky has to offer and get some fresh southern food. Sweet Tea is my favorite!!

Last, but not least on this list is: AJSA mixer and Adult meeting. Every year at NAILE there is a skill-a-thon on Sat. morning and later that night is the meeting and Junior Social. At the Adult meeting they will go over the results of the skill-a-thon and other AJSA events before Juniors are invited to go to the Junior Social set up just for them while the ASBA have their elections. There will be food and games so make sure you head on over for some fun!

I’m looking forward to NAILE this year and can’t wait to catch up with old friends, meet up with breeders, see some great Southdown sheep hit the ring, shop till I drop and see what more Kentucky has to offer. See you all in NAILE in a few short weeks!

Carrie Rutledge

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