Kentucky State Fair Announces Headliners for the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, Early Bird Ticket Pricing and More!
The 118th Kentucky State Fair announced six acts performing at the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, a new outside family entertainment space, a popular mobile exhibit and early bird ticket pricing.
Early Bird Tickets & Midway Tickets On-Sale Today
Fairgoers can save more than 50% by purchasing admission tickets in advance. Early bird tickets are available through August 5 and are $8 per person including parking. Admission at the gate is $10 per person and $10 parking per standard vehicle. Save $5 by purchasing Midway Unlimited Ride Wristbands online before the fair begins. Kentucky State Fair admission and ride wristbands are available online via Ticketmaster and at participating Kroger locations. Visit kystatefair.org/tickets for details.
Texas Roadhouse Concert Series Acts Announced
Six of the 26 acts performing at the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series were announced, bringing star-studded country music to the Kentucky State Fair. Concerts are included with fair admission and take place in Lot L adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena. More acts will be announced throughout the summer!
August 21 at 8 p.m. – Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Lorrie Morgan
August 26 at 8 p.m. – Trace Adkins with special guest Brassfield
August 27 at 8 p.m. – Niko Moon with special guest Alex Miller
The BIG Tent – A New Outside Family Entertainment Space
A new entertainment tent located in Lot A adjacent to the South Wing will bring unique food, drinks and entertainment to the Fair. Within The BIG Tent, The Dennis Lee Band, hip hop and R&B sensation Kasual and various community acts will take the stage that are sure to entertain the entire family.
9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit
The Kentucky State Fair announced a new exhibit visiting the Fair in August. 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. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath.
New Hours of Operation
|Days||Outside||Inside||Thrill Ville Rides|
|Mondays – Thursdays||10am – 10pm||10am – 8pm||3pm-10pm|
|Fridays||10am – 11pm||10am – 9pm||3pm-11pm|
|Saturdays||10am – 11pm||10am – 9pm||1pm-11pm|
|1st Sunday, August 21||10am – 11pm||10am – 8pm||1pm-11pm|
|2nd Sunday, August 28||10am – 10pm||10am – 6pm||1pm – 10pm|
Admission ends one hour before the outdoor closing time each day. Hours of operation are subject to weather conditions. Midway ride wristband sales end one hour before closing time. Ride ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time each day.
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.
The Kentucky State Fair runs August 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville KY. For more information, visit https://kystatefair.org/tickets or find the Fair on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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