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Kentucky Exposition Center
Kentucky State Fair 2019
This year, watch for the 112th annual Kentucky State Fair to kick off on Thursday, August 15 and continue until Sunday, August 25, 2019 ... celebrating everything Kentucky!
First organized in 1816, the fair didn't become an official one until 1902 and, after traveling from city to city for several years, settled in Louisville where today the fair has found a permanent home at the mammoth 520-acre Kentucky Exposition Center.
As in past years, the fair's huge popularity is expected to draw some 600,000 visitors during the fair's traditional two-week run in August.
The Kentucky State Fair features spectacular roller coaster rides and other amusement park attractions, along with lots of fried foods and regional specialties.
While Kentucky is most famous for fried chicken, Kentucky bourbon, bluegrass music, and baseball bats, also don't miss the opportunity to take in the fair's major attraction - the World Championship Horse Show - where 2,000 elite saddlebreds from across the state and around the world compete for millions of dollars in prizes.
Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the Kentucky State Fair 2019? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
The Kentucky Exposition Center is located at the junction of I-65 and I-264 (937 Phillips Lane) in Louisville. Signs reading "Fair/Expo Center" on both interstates lead to the main gate. Visitors may want to beat the traffic by entering Gates 2 & 4 on Crittenden Drive or Gate 6 on Preston Highway. Visitors traveling from out of state will find getting to the Kentucky Exposition Center easy as we are located just minutes from the Louisville International Airport.
Kentucky State Fair
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