UK Happenings

UK Fun Day Call for Exhibitors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 30, 2012) -- There’s no more “same-old, same-old” for the University of Kentucky’s traditional employee appreciation this coming spring. Even the name has changed.  


Staff Appreciation Day and UK Fun Night are no more; they have morphed into a day-long event called UK Fun Day with an invitation to all faculty, staff and their families. 

The University of Kentucky will take a timeout on May 17 to celebrate community and to express appreciation for the work and dedication of all those employed by the university and their families. There will be free food, live music, carnival rides, door prizes, UK T-shirts, tours of the athletic facilities and surprise special guests from 2 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Commonwealth Stadium.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the President, coordinated by the Staff Senate and presented by the campuswide Appreciation Day Committee.

Of all the old and new favorite things to do at Fun Day, the exhibits are sure to attract a lot of attention on the concourse level from 2 to 5 p.m. Be among the first to sponsor one of those exhibits and compete for the title of Best Exhibit. Exhibitors rules are:

1.     Set-up will begin at noon and break-down must be completed by 5 p.m.

2.     There will be a maximum of two tables and two chairs allowed per exhibitor.

3.     There will be limited access to electrical outlets, but the event planners cannot provide extension cords or table skirting, etc.

4.     Tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations for table locations will not be taken.  Exhibitors will check with exhibit staff upon arrival and then select a table(s). 

Last year several exhibitors held drawings for big-ticket items, and the same generosity may be shown this year.  Organizers require that those planning to offer a drawing at their exhibit must inform the organizers of the item(s) being given away upon registration. 

To register, visit and complete the UK Fun Day “exhibit registration form” on the main page. Confirmation correspondence will be made by the exhibit chair within one week with additional information about event day.  The deadline to register is May 3, 2012, but registration will close when all 75 tables have been filled.

For more information, contact Natalie Pendleton at, Alice Ledford at, or Robynn Pease at