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General FAQ

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.

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 or 1-800-231-8085.

Taxi, Uber and Lyft drop-off is located on the plaza adjacent to Lot N. Gate 4 provides the easiest access to the drop-off point. Lyfts and Ubers with prominent stickers are permitted to enter without paying a parking fee but must stop at the payment booth so fairgoers can pay gate admission.

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 will be at West Hall, North Wing in the Freedom Hall Coliseum. The coliseum location is staffed 24/7 throughout the show.

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). It is open 24 hours a day. 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 on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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.


Yes, we will look to renew all contracts for 2021.

We have not changes the number of entries an exhibitor can make into the Fair. Please refer to the Youth Livestock section of the Premium book for the number per market species.

Enter the administration offices by using the far left doors at Freedom Hall’s front entrance.