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Admission, Hours & More


Ticket In Advance After Aug. 16
Adult $7 $10
Child (6-12)* $7 $10
Senior (55+) $7 $10
Parking $5 $10
*Children 5 and under free.
Advance discount tickets and parking are available online and the Kentucky State Fair app through midnight Aug. 16, and at participating Kroger locations* through 10 p.m. Aug. 16.
Full price gate admission and parking are available online and at the gate.
Concert tickets do not include admission to the Kentucky State Fair.
*Advance tickets are not available at Boyd, Campbell, Boone, Kenton and Mason County Kroger locations.


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Military Sunday Salute
Sunday, Aug. 20

Free passes for active or retired military and their families. Limit 4. Parking not included. Details at To download tickets, click here.
Thrill Ville Wristband: $10 onsite with military ID.

Senior Day (55 and over)
Tuesday, Aug. 22

Free admission before 5 pm. Parking not included.

All In: Carload Day
Thursday, Aug. 24

Before 5 pm: $20 per vehicle, $100 for vehicles with 12+ passengers. Parking included.


Download the excitement of Kentucky State Fair’s new app! You can personalize your visit and create a schedule of the music, food, exhibits, shows and animals you most want to experience. The free app is packed with all kinds of interactive features.


Get ready for the rides of your life! Stop back later for hours, prices and more.
Click here for pay-one-price wristbands.


Gates to the Fair open at 7 a.m. and you can start exploring exhibits at 9 a.m. Exhibit halls close at 9 p.m. Sunday–Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday–Saturday. Some areas closer earlier on the last day of the Fair.
Depending on the day, you can start lining up for Thrill Ville as early as noon – and keep the fun going to midnight.


Bad weather can close, delay or cancel some attractions and events. In the event of inclement weather, the Kentucky State Fair does not offer refunds or rainchecks. But with 1.2 million feet of indoor space, you’re sure to find shows, exhibits, shopping and attractions to entertain yourself!
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