Advance parking is only $5 per vehicle through August 15 online, at Kroger, and at the KEC Box Office. At participating Rally’s®, guests receive a code for half-price parking with the purchase of a State Fair Combo that can be redeemed online through August 15.

During the Fair, parking tickets will be $8 when purchased online or $10 at the gate.

Public Entrances

Gate 1 (Main Gate) – Phillips Lane - 937 Phillips Lane

Gate 2 – South Crittenden Drive - 3901 Crittenden Dr

Gate 3 – South Crittenden Drive - 3741 Crittenden Dr (Express Lane Only Fri-Sun)

Gate 4 – North Crittenden Drive - 2801 Crittenden Dr

Gate 6 – Preston Highway - 3328 Preston Hwy

Hours of Operation & Tickets

Purchase general admission, parking, and horse show tickets starting June 1st.


7am- Gates are open.
9am-9pm Exhibit halls are open.
12am- Thrill Ville rides close.


7am- Gates are open.
9am-10pm Exhibit Halls are open.
12am Thrill Ville Rides close.

Parking Video

The way you enter the Fair will never be the same. Express lanes are back again this year to speed up entrance to the Fair. Watch this video to learn more!

Parking Map

For more information about where you can park, check out our parking map.

Express Lanes

Express lanes are designed to make entering the fair fast and easy.

Fairgoers must pre-purchase both parking and admission tickets in order to use the express lanes,
which are located at Gates 1, 3, 4, and 6.

The express lane at Gate 3 will only be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

ADA Parking

ADA parking is located in Lot N with an accessibility vendor located in front of the Rally's trailer. Check out our parking map.

Ride Your Bike

Bicycle racks are provided at every gate free of charge – riders just need to bring their own locks. The bicycle corral is at Gate 4 in Lot H.

How To Get Here

The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at the junction of I-65 and I-264 (937 Phillips Lane) in Louisville. “Fair/Expo Center” signs on both interstates lead to the Main Gate. To beat traffic, you may want to try entering Gates 2 or 4 on Crittenden Drive – or Gate 6 on Preston Highway.
Traveling from out of state? The Kentucky Exposition Center is just minutes from the Louisville International Airport!

Park Your RV

Overnight RV parking is restricted to Lot F behind Cardinal Stadium (electric and water hookups are not available). Parking is $20 per night and sites are first-come, first-served.

Free Parking

Free parking is available in Lot V and Lot W Friday through Sunday each weekend.