KDA Inspects Rides Before Start Of Ky. State Fair

Posted at 5:44 AM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 05:44:37-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– The state fair starts Thursday and that means lots of fair food, and fun rides.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is making sure they keep riders safe.

While most people at the fair will choose a ride based on the g-forces or the heights, the KDA’s inspectors size up the rides in a much different way.

They check every square inch of the rides and try to find trouble spots before any real trouble occurs, and make sure thrill seekers go home unhurt and happy.

"Our inspectors inspect rides before they open every year," said Jason Glass. "They are checking for r-keys, nuts, bolts, wear-points, stress points on rides to make sure that before they get set up. Once that’s done before the ride operates they will stand back and watch the ride operate just to make sure it goes through the normal operations safely."

Officials will be on site throughout the entire fair so if you have any concerns, you can speak with them. 

The Kentucky State Fair runs from Aug. 16 – Aug. 26 at the Kentucky Expo Center.