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The Kentucky State Fair is the official state fair of Kentucky which takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
The Kentucky State Fair is 11 days in August. Look at the top of this website for the dates of the next upcoming Fair.
Ticket information is available at the tickets page.
Hours of the Kentucky State Fair are available at the fair hours page.
You can find our list of promotional days on the fair hours page.
Louisville has a wide selection of hotel accommodations that will fit any budget. Click here to view available hotels by the Kentucky Exposition Center, home to the Kentucky State Fair.
All restrooms are wheelchair accessible and all buildings can be accessed by ramps. Elevators are located in the lobby of Broadbent Arena and in the east and west concourses of Freedom Hall. For accessible seating at a concert or the World's Championship Horse Show, call (502) 367-5144.
We are unable to cash personal checks. Locations of ATMs are: outside West Hall Lobby, in South Wing B Lobby, inside Freedom Hall’s front entrance, in Broadbent Arena’s concourse and in North Wing Lobby.
First aid locations are located at South Wing, Freedom Hall, Midway Trailer (by KSP post), and L Lot concert venue (during concerts only).
All items found or turned in to Kentucky State Fair staff will be taken to the Kentucky Exposition Center Security Office (next to the box office). Visit the Lost and Found Online Center here.
Bad weather can close, delay or cancel some attractions and events. In the event of inclement weather, the Kentucky State Fair does not offer refunds or rainchecks.
Overnight RV parking is allowed only in the Kentucky Exposition Center F-Lot. Sites are available with reservations only. Electric and water hookups are not available. Contact (502) 367-5380 for more information.
The Kentucky Exposition Center is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only allowed outdoors.
Wheelchairs and scooter rentals are available at the West Lawn next to the Accessible Parking Lot N through Scooter Time Rentals.
Purses, backpacks, book bags, water bottles, and strollers are permitted. Coolers are prohibited.
Coolers, glass bottles and containers are not permitted on the grounds. Outside alcohol is prohibited by Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control Regulation.
Weapons not in compliance with Kentucky State and Federal law are prohibited. Attendees violating admission conditions are subject to enforcement action from State Police and or removal from the fair. The safety of everyone is our top priority.
The unauthorized use of aerial drones are prohibited and subject to FAA enforcement due to airport proximity.
Ticket sales by individuals is prohibited. To purchase tickets for an event, please visit the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office.
You must have purchased and be located within our RV camping location to stay overnight. Otherwise, leaving your vehicle is prohibited and subject to being towed.
Before dropping your trailer, please verify through your primary point of contact that it is in the authorized location. Unauthorized dropping of any trailers is prohibited.
Attendees violating admission conditions are subject to enforcement action from State Police and or removal from the fair. The safety of everyone is our top priority.
All unauthorized fireworks and alarming devices are prohibited. Attendees violating admission conditions are subject to enforcement action from State Police and or removal from the fair. The safety of everyone is our top priority.
Unauthorized use of Sound amplification devices is prohibited per KAR 1:100 (6).
Yes. However, The use of bicycles beyond designated corrals at entrance gates, the possession or use of segways/hoverboards, skateboards, kick scooters, unauthorized golf carts, and ATVs.
Dogs are allowed in most areas of the Fair except the World's Championship Horse Show and the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series. All dogs must be on a leash.
Golf carts and ATVs must be permitted by the Kentucky State Fair and operated by an individual with a valid state driver’s license.
Online form is available at this link: https://kystatefair.org/excused-absence
Per 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 put in place in a response to the conflict of starting school earlier and impacting the Fair.
When you submit this application, we will email you a form that contains the necessary details to provide to the teacher or administration at your school.