Learn pro tips and advice on how to get into the Fair quickly. We see more guests in one day than many of the most attended events. We make it easy to access the fun. We will make sure you don’t get caught in the most traffic jams.

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 clos

Park Like a Pro

The way you enter the Fair will never be the same. New to the Fair this year is our express lanes. Watch this video to learn more!

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)
Gate 4 – North Crittenden Drive - 2801 Crittenden Dr
Gate 6 – Preston Highway - 3328 Preston Hwy

Express Lanes

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.

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.

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.

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!