Hours & Special Days
Print your schedule before you arrive at the Fair. Each day is unique and you will be in the know about everything happening!
View the 2019 Visitors Map here.
Special Days of the Fair
Thursday, Aug 15
County Fairs Day
WHAS 11 Media Day
Friday, Aug 16
Jump in front of the green screen to snap a pic, spin the wheel for prizes and check out the latest drone technology! Learn about part-time jobs with full-time benefits, like free health insurance and opportunities to graduate debt free! Join the fun by following the UPS shields to South Wing Lobby booth!
Courier-Journal Media Day
Saturday, Aug 17
JCPS Day at the Fair
WAVE 3 New Media Day
Sunday, Aug 18
Military Sunday Salute
Returns August 18 to celebrate all who serve or have served our country. Any active duty military, honorably discharged veterans or families of those KIA next of kin can register for a Vet Tix account here or by visiting vettix.org. Tickets are mailed to recipients prior to August 18th.
Our Will Call located outside of Gate 4 will be open beginning August 16 and run through the 18th (9am-7pm) for visitors who do not want to enter the Fair and pay for parking and admission. Contact the Ticket office 502-367-5144 for additional questions. Four complementary tickets are given. Parking is not included.
Monday, Aug 19
88.5 WJIE Day
Tuesday, Aug 20
Senior Day sponsored by Bath Fitter
All seniors 55 and over receive free gate admission all day. Parking not included.
WAKY WAYBACK NIGHT at the Kentucky State Fair
WHAS Radio Media Day
Wednesday, Aug 21
Alpha Media Day
Thursday, Aug 22
Carload Day and Kentucky Farm Bureau Day
$20 per vehicle, $100 for vehicles with 12+ passengers. Parking included.
WLKY Media Day
Friday, Aug 23
KET Media Day
Saturday, Aug 24
Summit Media Day
Hours of Operation
7a.m. Gates Open
9a.m.-9p.m. Exhibit Halls Open
7a.m. Gates Open
9a.m.-10p.m. Exhibit Halls Open
Mondays-Thursdays Open at 2 p.m.
Fridays-Sundays Opens at 12 p.m.
Thrill Ville closes every day at midnight