Kentucky State Fair 2023 Breaks Recent Attendance Records
Published on: September 12, 2023
The 2023 Kentucky State Fair welcomed more than 599,000 people for the fair and the 120th World’s Championship Horse Show, which takes place during the fair. Despite several days of severe heat, this was a significant 14% increase over last year’s attendance of 525,000 and is the highest attendance since at least 2018.
Throughout the 11-day event, the Kentucky State Fair set daily attendance records for the first three days of the fair and two additional days compared to data from the previous five years. The first Saturday of the fair was the busiest day on record, dating back to at least 2018. The Kentucky State Fair also saw participation from all 120 counties in the Commonwealth.
Next year’s 120th Kentucky State Fair will occur August 15-25, 2024.