Kentucky State Fair Offers a Special Discount for JCPS Students and Families
Published on: August 15, 2023
One-day promotion that includes free admission for students with parent or guardian
The Kentucky State Fair announces a special one-day deal as JCPS delays the start of school. Families can experience Summer Summed Up at the fair for a discounted rate. On Thursday, August 17, each parent or guardian with paid admission can bring up to two students at no additional cost until 2 p.m.
Parking is not included in the promotional deal. Parents and guardians are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance online at kystatefair.org or at participating Kroger stores for $10, which includes parking. Admission at the gate is $10 per parent or guardian plus $10 per standard vehicle.
In addition to the admission deal, Kissel Entertainment, the Thrill Ville operator, is offering a buy one get one all-day ride wristband promotion. Thrill Ville will open at 3 p.m.
On Thursday, families can also experience livestock in the West Wing, entertainment in The BIG Tent, shopping in South Wing C, Rescue Ridge and Health Horizons in South Wing B, and much more!
Excused Absence Form
Excused Absence Forms are available online for all Kentucky students who want to visit the Fair during a normal school day. Kentucky Revised Statute 159.035(4), students applying for an excused absence to attend the Kentucky State Fair shall be granted one (1) day of excused absence. Take a look at this document for the full statute. This policy was implemented to allow students to participate in the fair. Visit https://kystatefair.org/excused-absence to complete an excused absence form.
Fair Hours & Dates
The Kentucky State Fair runs August 17-27, 2023, and opens at 10 a.m. daily. Admission ends one hour before outside areas close. Visit https://kystatefair.org/fair-hours for a complete list of hours.
Fair Admission Information
Tickets for the Kentucky State Fair are available at participating Kroger stores, at the Kentucky Exposition Ticket Office, or online at https://kystatefair.org/tickets. Tickets are $10 per person and include parking when purchased before August 17. Tickets at the gate during the fair are $10 per person and $10 for parking per vehicle.
Minor Attendance Policy
Effective Monday-Thursday after 6 p.m. and Friday-Sunday all day, fairgoers under 18 years old entering the fair 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. Read the entire policy at https://kystatefair.org/about/policies.