New Latin Music Fest Invites Kentuckians To Celebrate Last Day of the Fair 

LouCity Meet & Greet, Salsa Dancing, and Music Performances The Kentucky State Fair announced Latin Music Fest, a brand-new activation taking place on the last day of the Fair, August 27. Fairgoers are invited to celebrate aspects of the Commonwealth’s Latin community with events such as salsa dancing, meet and greet with soccer players, and musical performances throughout the day in The BIG Tent.   Fairgoers can start their morning meeting with members of Louisville City FC at 10 a.m. Bring souvenirs, shirts, and other memorabilia to get signed, or snap a photo with your favorite players. In the afternoon, Meraki Dance Company will host open mini classes at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to teach fairgoers the steps to traditional Latin dances. All experience levels are welcome to participate.   In between lessons and kicking-off the evening activities, attendees can groove to the classic sounds of Latin music as MasFlow Band takes the stage inside The BIG Tent at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To round out the evening and the final night of the Kentucky State Fair, Brazeros Musical De Durango will take the stage at 7:00 p.m.   Latin Fest is in partnership with Latin Music Awards KY and is included with Kentucky State Fair admission.      El Kentucky State Fair anunció el Festival de Música Latina, una nueva activación que se llevará a cabo el último día de la Feria, el 27 de agosto. Se invita a los asistentes a celebrar aspectos de la comunidad latina del Commonwealth con eventos como baile de salsa, encuentros con jugadores de fútbol y actuaciones musicales durante todo el día localizado en El “BIG Tent”.  Los asistentes de la feria pueden comenzar su mañana conociendo a los miembros del Louisville City FC a las 10 a.m. Lleven souvenirs, camisetas y otros recuerdos para que los firmen, o saquen una foto con sus jugadores favoritos. Por la tarde, la compañía de danza Meraki ofrecerá clases abiertas de bailes latinos tradicionales a la 1:00 p.m. y 3:00 p.m. para enseñar a los asistentes los pasos de los bailes tradicionales latinos. Todos los niveles de experiencia son bienvenidos para participar.  Entre las clases y para dar inicio a las actividades de la noche, los asistentes podrán disfrutar de los clásicos sonidos de la música latina mientras la banda MasFlow se presenta en el escenario de El BIG Tent” a las 2:00 p.m. y 4:30 p.m. Para cerrar la noche y la última noche del Kentucky State Fair, la banda Brazeros Musical De Durango se presentará a las 7:00 p.m.  El Latin Fest es producido en asociación con los Latin Music Awards KY y está incluido con la entrada al Kentucky State Fair.  […]

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Last Week For Early Bird Tickets

The Kentucky State Fair announced this week as the final week to purchase $9 early bird tickets, which include parking. Early bird tickets are on sale at participating Kroger locations around the state, online at, and at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office through Friday, August 4. Prices go up to $10 on August 5. This year’s fair is “Summer Summed Up,” offering local entertainment, thrilling rides, and mouthwatering food that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Fairgoers can expect new performances, unique one-day activations, and more. New Performances Additional new performances to be announced closer to the fair Ten days of Texas Roadhouse Concert Series performances  Visit for the entire lineup. The Ice Cream Show! This interactive family show will entertain you with a cart full of magic tricks and juggling props—no real ice cream involved. Plant Guy Is that plant moving? It sure is! Catch the funniest plant you’ll ever talk to strolling around the fair. Say hello and take a selfie; he’s big on photosynthesis. Cirque Zuma Zuma On the Family Stage – An exhilarating African cirque-style show packed with unique themes that are sure to wow. U.S. Army Special Operations Step into the role of a soldier with virtual reality: experience parachute and flight simulators, augmented reality sand table, and more. Meet & greet with soldiers and see some of the weapons they use. Unique One-Day Activations  Additional one-day activations to be announced closer to the fair Kentucky State Civics Bee – August 18 BEERFEST – August 19 Kentucky Auctioneers Association State Contest — August 19 Largest Pumpkin & Watermelon Contest – August 19 Kentucky Exposition Foundation Sunshine Class – August 24 Kentucky Exposition Foundation Championship Drive presented by Farm Credit Mid-America – August 24 Kentucky State Fair Talent Classic Finals– August 26 Participating Kroger Stores: INDIANA LOCATIONS Store #00762  – 305 E Lewis & Clark Pkwy  Clarksville  IN Store #00776  – 1027 Jeffersonville Commons Blvd  Jeffersonville  IN Store #00741  – 525 Clifty Dr  Madison  IN Store #00396  – 200 New Albany Plaza  New Albany  IN Store #00744  – 2864 Charlestown Rd  New Albany  IN KENTUCKY LOCATIONS Store #00408  – 102 W John Rowan Blvd  Bardstown  KY Store #00903  – 568 River Ridge Plaza  Brandenburg  KY Store #00369  – 399 Campbellsville Bypass  Campbellsville  KY Store #00710  – 2549 Hwy 227  Carrollton  KY Store #00719  – 1019 Cumberland Falls Hwy  Corbin  KY Store #00760  – 14889 N US Hwy 25  Corbin  KY Store #00733  – 200 Skywatch Dr  Danville  KY Store #00362  – 111 Towne Dr  Elizabethtown  KY Store #00717  – 3040 Dolphin Dr  Elizabethtown  KY Store #00397  – 300 Brighton Park Blvd  Frankfort  KY Store #00779  – 106 Marketplace Circle  Georgetown  KY Store #00363  – 844 S College St  Harrodsburg  KY Store #00394  – 2034 S Hwy 53  LaGrange  KY Store #00913  – 1300 Anderson Crossing Dr  Lawrenceburg  KY Store #00730  – 705 E Main St  Lebanon  KY Store #00347  – 4101 Tates Creek  Lexington  KY Store #00352  – 150 W Lowry Ln, Suite 190 […]

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Join Us in August: A Letter to Kentuckians

Imagine this: it’s mid-August, you’re basking in the aroma of farm-fresh delicacies and deep-fried delights and taking a beaming snapshot with Freddy Farm Bureau at the Kentucky State Fair. Whether you find thrills on a ride, peruse hundreds of vendors, relax with your livestock, or groove to the sounds of the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, it’s where Kentucky Comes Together.  The Kentucky State Fair is the last call for summer, and we like to say it’s Summer Summed Up! Where else can you experience farm life at AgLand, lose yourself in live music, compete in cornhole, and feast on fried cuisine? Join us at the Kentucky State Fair to cherish traditions: marvel at champion livestock, giant Bluegrass-harvested pumpkins, and blue ribbon-winning crafts. It doesn’t stop there. We’re also excited to announce BEERFEST, a one-day event spotlighting Kentucky’s finest craft beers.  Join us at the Kentucky Exposition Center from August 17 to 27, where we’re expecting half a million of your closest friends from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties!  Anticipate an unforgettable experience that creates lasting memories. Purchase discount tickets, which include parking, at Be part of the Summer Summed Up event at the 2023 Kentucky State Fair.  Sincerely, David S. Beck President & CEO of Kentucky Venues […]

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Kentucky State Fair Begins Hiring for August Event

With the Kentucky State Fair just over one month away, the event announced open job interviews to fill hundreds of positions with responsibilities ranging from guest services to operations.  Starting Tuesday, July 11th, and every Tuesday and Thursday remaining in July at Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Venues will invite applicants to explore over a dozen roles needed for the Kentucky State Fair. Applicants will be offered on-the-spot interviews and positions. Interviews will take place from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. Applicants can also visit the state fair website at and apply by August 3. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.   “We work year-round to make sure every aspect of the Kentucky State Fair is the best it can be,” said David S. Beck, President & CEO of Kentucky Venues, which produces the fair. “It’s no secret that our success relies heavily on our team, which is why we take time to find the right people to enhance the guest experience and enjoyment of the fair.”  The fair will hire temporary positions in multiple areas, including Access Control/Gates, Guest Services, Operations, and Traffic Control. Positions range in pay from $12.05 to $13.50 per hour with opportunity for overtime pay. No experience is necessary, but applicants must be at least 18 years old, able to stand for long periods inside or outside, and able to work around crowds.  Interested applicants should enter the Kentucky Exposition Center through Gate 4 and park in Lot J. There will be signs outside Broadbent Arena directing applicants. Applicants need two forms of identification: one with a photo and a social security card. They should also bring their bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit or a voided check.  […]

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Special Days Return to the Kentucky State Fair

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 27, 2023) – Back by popular demand, the Kentucky State Fair is offering special ticketed days. The fair runs August 17-27, 2023, and will offer fairgoers discounts on multiple days. Some discounts will pertain to specific individuals, while one day will offer every fairgoer a chance to attend the fair for a discounted rate.  Special promotional days are as follows:  Thursday, August 17: County Fairs Day  Come one, come all 120 Kentucky counties. We will highlight winners from county pageants and competitions and have special activities planned throughout the day. Sunday, August 20: Military Sunday  Active military and veterans, as well as their families, can attend the fair for free. Military ID is required. There is a limit of four free tickets, and parking is not included. Wristbands for Thrill Ville will be discounted 20% and available on-site. There is a limit of 6 wristbands per valid military ID.  Monday, August 21: $5 Monday  Those looking for a big bargain won’t want to miss this day. The $5 admission is per person and includes parking.  Tuesday, August 22: Senior Day  Senior Day allows anyone 55 and older to enter the fair for free. Parking is not included. Special activities will be planned throughout the day.  Wednesday, August 23: Sensory Awareness Day  In partnership with Kissel Entertainment, FEAT of Louisville, Home of the Innocents, and Kentucky Autism Training Center, free admission and Thrill Ville tickets will be given to fairgoers with sensory processing differences. From 10 a.m. until noon, Thrill Ville will operate with minimal lights and music to create an enjoyable fair experience for those with sensory sensitivities. Limited tickets are available. To receive tickets, email [email protected] or [email protected].   “We’re thrilled to bring back promotional days to the Kentucky State Fair, as one of the primary goals of the fair is to provide something for everyone to enjoy. We appreciate all of our community partners who make these days possible,” said David S. Beck, President & CEO of Kentucky Venues. “Our team recognizes that Kentuckians come from all walks of life, and with these special-ticketed days, more of our neighbors can experience Summer Summed Up.”  Admission to the Kentucky State Fair is on sale now for early bird pricing at $9 per ticket, which includes parking. Tickets are available at, participating Kroger stores, and the Kentucky Exposition Center box office.    […]

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Kentucky State Fair 2023 Kick-Off

May 17, 2023 — There’s no place like the Kentucky State Fair where you can find “summer summed up.” The beloved annual event deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky showcases the best of the Bluegrass. This year promises to be bigger, better, and more thrilling than ever, with the inaugural BEERFEST and major concerts that will elevate the Fair experience for all fairgoers.   From August 17-27, the Kentucky State Fair will offer many of its beloved attractions like AgLand, delicious fried food, and a wide array of entertainment options that cater to all fairgoers. David S. Beck, president and CEO of Kentucky Venues, which produces the Kentucky State Fair, shared the 2023 theme, “Summer Summed Up,” with the community at a celebration event Wednesday.  “The fair has been a staple of Kentucky’s cultural heritage for generations, and this year’s event is set to continue the tradition of creating unforgettable experiences for fairgoers,” said David S. Beck, President & CEO of Kentucky Venues. “This event brings together the vibrant spirit of our great state, and we remain committed to providing our guests with a diverse range of entertainment.  BEERFEST Organizers also announced BEERFEST, a new experience happening Saturday, August 19 in partnership with Louisville Ale Trail. This event will invite fairgoers to sample beer from up to 20 different craft breweries that call Kentucky home.   “The beer scene in Kentucky is something worth celebrating together,” said David Satterly, Co-Founder of the Louisville Ale Trail. “Our team is excited to partner with the State Fair and organize BEERFEST, which will give fairgoers a chance to experience some of the best Kentucky-made craft beers.”  Texas Roadhouse Concert Series Along with new attractions, the Kentucky State Fair announced the return of the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series. The concerts are included with Fair admission, and this year will feature acts including Chris Janson with special guest Alex Miller on August 17, Morris Day and the Time with special guest Tag Team on August 18, and the Happy Together Tour on August 22. More acts joining the lineup will be announced next week.  “We are proud to partner with the Kentucky State Fair for the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, and we love that we can give back to our community in a way that brings people together,” said the VP of Communications at Texas Roadhouse, Travis Doster. “Just like our menu items at Texas Roadhouse, the concerts will offer something for everyone with a variety of musical genres each night.”   Tickets Early bird admission tickets for the Kentucky State Fair, which include parking, are on sale now through August 4 for $9 online, at participating Kroger stores, and at the Kentucky Exposition Center box office. Tickets that include parking increase to $10 on August 5. Tickets purchased during the fair are $10 for admission and $10 for parking. Thrill Ville wristbands are available now through August 16 online, at participating Kroger stores, and at the Kentucky Exposition Center box office for $30. Thrill Ville wristbands increase to $35 […]

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