Get everything you need to get ready!

Ready Fest 2024 Event

Saturday  July 13, 2024
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Shelbyville Conference & Welcome Center

219 7th Street, Shelbyville, Kentucky

Face Painting at Ready Fest 2023

Every year Ready Fest has a one-day event where any child attending school in Shelby County and their families can come and pick up the supplies they will need for the upcoming school year.

All of this is given to any student in Shelby County at absolutely no cost to them.

  • All grade-level supplies required from Shelby County Public Schools’ annual school supply list plus:
  • Backpacks
  • Hygiene products
  • Clothing
  • Dental screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Haircut gift cards
  • Kindergarten and sixth grade physicals
  • Community organizations ranging from the Imagination Library to the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to spread awareness of all the incredible programs and services that are available to families in  Shelby County.
  • Snowcones, popcorn, face painting, free books and activities, and a whole lot of fun.
Ready Fest 2023 Attendees
Looking Through Clothing at Ready Fest 2023
Laundry Detergent at Ready Fest 2023
Shoes at Ready Fest 2023

What to Know Before You Go

What does my household Income level need to be to participate in Ready Fest?

Ready Fest provides back-to-school supplies to EVERY SCHOOL CHILD in Shelby County, regardless of income level.

If I have two children in school, can I get school supplies for both of them?

Absolutely. Ready Fest is here for any child attending school in Shelby County.

What Identification do I need to bring to Ready Fest to participate?

None.  If your child goes to school in Shelby County, Ready Fest is here to help!

Ready Fest Incorporated is a non-profit 501(c)3 Kentucky corporation, established, funded, and run entirely by volunteers.