Hours & Parking

Advance parking is only $5 per vehicle through August 14 online, at Kroger and at the KEC Box Office. During the Fair, parking tickets will be $8 when purchased online or $10 at the gate. Purchase your tickets

Parking Map

View the 2019 Parking Map here.

Public Entrances

Click on the blue text below to get directions via Google Maps.

Kentucky Exposition Center – 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209

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 July 1st. Purchase your tickets here.


7a.m. Gates are open.
9a.m.-9p.m. Exhibit halls are open.
12a.m. Thrill Ville rides close.


7a.m. Gates are open.
9a.m.-10p.m. Exhibit Halls are open.
12a.m. Thrill Ville Rides close.

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, 4 and 6.

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

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!

Have a Question?

Additional questions can be asked by contacting our Communications Department at [email protected]