Educational Opportunities and Excused Absences for Kentucky Students Visiting the Kentucky State Fair
Students are invited to Kentucky’s largest classroom, the Kentucky State Fair, to learn about everything from agriculture to history at the annual summertime celebration. Running Aug. 18-28, fairgoers can explore acres of exhibits highlighting farming, agribusiness, history, arts and more at this year’s Kentucky State Fair.
Take a day off from school and come to the Kentucky State Fair. Going to the Fair is a state-wide excused absence for Kentucky students. Students can request an excused absence form online at https://kystatefair.org/excused-absence.
AgLand offers unique experiences that are fun, entertaining and educational for any fairgoer. Children can enjoy interactive areas and displays while adults can learn about different farming techniques and ag-related products. Discovery Farm is perfect for families who love animals like horses, cows, llamas and more. The Southland Dairy farm also conducts live milking demonstrations every day of the Fair.
Kentucky Remembers: The Korean War Experience Educational exhibit
Walk through a Korean War encampment and M.A.S.H. unit. Learn about the Korean War through authentic artifact, vehicles and educational displays.
9/11 NEVER FORGET
The 9/11 NEVER FORGET mobile exhibit is an interactive and educational exhibit honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11. Artifacts such as steel beams from the World Trade Center, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder transmissions will be displayed all 11 days of the fair.
Visitors can learn more about the medical profession and themselves at Health Horizons. Stick around to look at state-of-the-art medical displays and even get a check-up at the free medical screenings happening daily.
Pride of the Counties
Stroll through all of Kentucky without having to leave the Fair. Pick up information pamphlets and talk to representatives from different counties to learn all about the rich history of the commonwealth. Children can also enjoy fun games and interactive activities scattered across all the counties.
Advanced tickets are still available online and include free parking. Otherwise admission at the gate is $10 per person and $10 parking per vehicle.The 2022 Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For more information, visit www.kystatefair.org. Find the Fair on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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