Kentucky State Fair Discounts and Ways to Save
Kentucky State Fair discounts, Early Bird tickets and more.
The Kentucky State Fair announced the return of popular discounts and a new special day, offering even more reasons to attend the annual summertime celebration. Held Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Fair draws approximately 600,000 visitors for the once-a-year opportunity to experience fair food, music, exhibits, entertainment and more.
In addition to announcing $8 Early Bird ticket prices for this year, the Kentucky State Fair offers the following discount days to enjoy this year’s festivities.
Sunday, August 21 – Military Sunday at the Kentucky State Fair
Active, retired military, veterans and their families receive free admission for Aug. 21 with military ID. There is a limit of four passes and parking is not included. Thrill Ville wristbands will be discounted 20% off and available on-site only at the Kissel Welcome Center. Must show Military ID and have all family members with them at time of purchase. Limit 6 wristbands per valid military personnel ID.
A special ceremony honoring the military will be held during the Oak Ridge Boys’ concert Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series, featuring the presentation of colors and the national anthem.
Monday, August 22 – $5 Monday at the Kentucky State Fair
New this year! Avoid the Monday blues with a visit to Kentucky’s favorite summertime festival, the Kentucky State Fair. Admission is $5 per person and includes parking. Included with $5 Monday, Fairgoers can watch the glitz and glamour of the evening performances of the World’s Championship Horse Show. Free horse show tickets must be picked up at the Kentucky Exposition Center Box Office on the day of the show.
NOTE: Monday is a changeover day where livestock is not present in the West portion of the building. For animal lovers, Discovery Farm has examples of all the types of livestock on display. The addition of the evening performance of the World’s Championship Horse Show with each Fair admission is an $8
Tuesday, August 23 – Senior Day at the Kentucky State Fair
The Kentucky State Fair is fun for all ages. For one day anyone ages 55 and over receives free gate admission. Parking not included. Seniors are invited to check out Heritage Hall for refreshments and all-day bunco and bingo.
Wednesday, August 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Sensory Awareness Day at the Kentucky State Fair
The Kentucky State Fair and Kissel Entertainment are partnering with FEAT of Louisville, Home of the Innocents and Kentucky Autism Training Center to distribute free admission and midway tickets to family and fairgoers with sensory processing differences. The midway will operate with minimal lights and music during that time to create an enjoyable fair experience for those with sensory sensitivities.
To ensure an enjoyable experience for those in attendance, tickets are limited.
Kentucky State Fair Early Bird Admission
Special days aren’t the only way to save at this year’s Fair. Early bird tickets are available through Aug. 5 at $8 per person and includes parking. Admission at the gate is $10 per person and $10 parking per vehicle.
Kentucky State Fair admission is now available online via Ticketmaster and at participating Kroger locations.