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!

Visitors Map

View the 2019 Visitors Map here.

Special Days of the Fair

Thursday, Aug 15
County Fairs Day
WHAS 11 Media Day

Friday, Aug 16
UPS Day
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

Sunday-Thursday
7a.m. Gates Open
9a.m.-9p.m. Exhibit Halls Open

Friday-Saturdays
7a.m. Gates Open
9a.m.-10p.m. Exhibit Halls Open

Thrill Ville
Mondays-Thursdays Open at 2 p.m.
Fridays-Sundays Opens at 12 p.m.
Thrill Ville closes every day at midnight