For the safety and awareness of the general public, the Kentucky State Fair has put in place a number of event policies. These policies will be modified and changed in order to best serve the guests of the Kentucky State Fair.

Minor Attendance Policy

Fairgoers under 18 years old entering after 6 p.m. must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 21 years of age or older. Proof of age is required. IDs will be verified at the gate.

Each adult can only chaperone 6 minors at a time. Groups larger than 6 individuals under the age of 18 will require an additional chaperone for every 6 minors.

I.D. checks are conducted and required at the entrance gates before entering the Fairgrounds. Anyone who violates or attempts to bypass entrances where security checkpoints are in place has committed a Criminal Trespassing II offense which is subject to prosecution.

Chaperones are required to remain at the Fair if they are bringing minors. Any adult who drops off minors (even if their own admission fees are paid), are in direct violation of the policy. To further clarify, the chaperone does not need to accompany the entire party for the entire time.

Any and all misbehaving minors will be taken to the Lost Children Center to be reunited with their parent, guardian or chaperone. Failure to comply will result in immediate dismissal from the property.

Kentucky State Fair considers chaperones as a parent, guardian, or other supervising adult age 21 or over with a valid ID, including a photograph and date of birth.

Valid types of identification include driver's license, non-driver ID card, passport, visa or military ID.

Organized and ticketed group outings, such as school, church, corporate, summer camp, sports, and other pre-scheduled group visits are exempt from the policy as these groups have established chaperone policies and practices already in place.

Admission Policy

Admission to the Fair ends one hour before the outdoor closing time each day.