Free Shows

There are hundreds of opportunities to sit back and enjoy the moment. We offer talent showcases, animal performances and unique learning experiences that you'll be sure to love. There are over a dozen stages with tons of original acts. Get ready for more than you can imagine at the Kentucky State Fair!

Visitor Map

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Kinetic Sand Feel the Fun Tour - Aug. 15-17

Kids and adults of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in a beach environment equipped with Kinetic Sand play tables and the all new Sandisfying set! Located in the South Wing Parking Lot.

Lady Houdini

Lady Houdini is a real escapologist who has performed more than 1,400 water torture cell escapes, well over Houdini’s estimated record of 1,000 escapes. Behold the suspenseful escape in the South Wing Parking Lot.

The Marvelous Mutts

These mutts have talent! The Marvelous Mutts show is action packed with canine sport. The canine and handler teams perform with frisbees, agility racing and dock diving to wow the crowd. Located in the South Wing Parking Lot.

The Magic of David Garrard

Be inspired as the Magic of David Garrard takes the stage to thrill audiences with his mix of magic, music and a special message. See the talents of David Garrard at the Family Stage in South Wing C.

Michael Goudeau

Starting from humble beginnings as a performer in the streets of San Francisco, Michael Goudeau has traveled all around the world showcasing his amazing talents. From comedy acts to juggling chainsaws, Goudeau can instantly catch any crowd’s attention. Laugh with Michael Goudeau and be amazed by his juggling at the Family Stage in South Wing C.

Miller's Border Collies

Watch as these trained dogs execute herding techniques on command. Sponsored by Chaney's Dairy Barn, the Miller family has been training their Border Collies and entertaining audiences for nearly 50 years. Happening daily in the West Wing.

Moto Maniacs

Moto Maniacs is a live performance filled with incredible motorcycle stunts and acrobatic displays. Expect nonstop action, amazing stunts, explosive music and a company of stunning artists. Come to Parking Lot L to see a thrilling performance for audiences of all ages.

The Nintendo Switch Road Trip - Aug. 15-19

Bring your family and experience a colorful and interactive exhibit featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games, fun photo opportunities, Nintendo-themed challenges and more! Located in the South Wing Parking Lot.

Pogo Fred

Pogo Fred holds multiple Guinness World Records for his extreme pogo stunts and is regarded as one of the best jumpers on the planet. His roving performances can be seen all around the Fair daily!

Pro BMX Trick Team

Experience the X-Games championship talent with the Pro BMX Trick Team. This stunt show features the world’s most extreme bicycle stunt riders in a spectacular, nonstop, action-packed show! Located in the West Courtyard.

Renata the Band

This trio of siblings, hailing from Queens, New York, has a unique blend of harmony-driven country/rock music. Touring together full-time for nearly nine years, they are seasoned veterans in the music industry that are sure to make an audience get on their feet and dance. Listen to Renata the Band at the Performing Arts Stage in the North Wing Lobby.