A day at the fair is sure to create many lasting memories! The animals, the concerts, the rides, the food - all of it is sure to stay with you for years to come. One of the greatest things about state fairs is that they’re all different - each one is unique to the area where it takes place. It’s a great way to learn about the state’s people and talents and food and their overall values. And - it’s just plain fun! Whatever topic you’re interested in, you’re probably going to find a place that covers it at the fair. Don't miss out on all the fun at the Kentucky State Fair.
There’s plenty to see at the Fair this year. From educational to exhilarating, we have experiences that make you love Kentucky! Hundreds of exhibits, Fair food and fun are at this year’s 11-day event.
See more than an acre of agriculture exhibits in the South Wing A highlighting Kentucky’s farm and field heritage.
Free health screenings and assessments by local medical professionals. Tour state-of-the-art medical displays, pickup free samples and donate blood.
Enjoy a free cup of coffee and join in on the music, games and singing everyday in the South Wing C rooms 109 and 112. This area is exclusive to those 55 and older.
Travel the entire Commonwealth and discover everything Kentucky has to offer without leaving the Fair!
See exhibits and creative displays with hands-on activities that represent the cultural heritage and diversity of the Commonwealth.
Surround yourself with boots, candy, toys, clothes and more! With 400 vendors, you can cool off, eat funnel cake and purchase memorabilia all in one location.
Enjoy local bands and your favorite Fair food.
The Kentucky State Fair offers plenty of amenities. Wheelchairs and strollers are available to rent, and there are free rides on the State Fair trams throughout the grounds. Information booths are stations throughout the fairgrounds also. There are areas for diaper changing, and a “Rock ‘N Relax Baby Care Center” for nursing and changing. There are ATMs in several places, as well as first aid stations. You can find out more about the fair’s amenities here.
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Louisville, KY 40209-1398
You are able to camp right at the Kentucky State Fair! They offer dry camping only, in Lot F, for $20 a night. There are no hookups available during the fair. You can find out more about camping at the fair here. If you want a campground that offers more amenities than that, there are several other places to camp nearby.
Whether you own an RV or camper or use a rental from RVshare, RV camping is a great way to experience the fair! You’ll be able to explore the exhibits, ride the rides, and generally play all day and come home to a cozy bed with your own private bathroom!
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.
Directions from I-65 Northbound: Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 131B) and follow the signs to Gate 1, the main entrance.
Directions from I-65 Southbound: Take Exit 132 to Crittenden Drive and merge to the far left. Gate 4 to the Fair/Expo Center will be directly on the left after the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Or continue along Crittenden Drive to Gate 2, which will be on the left. To enter Gate 1 (the main entrance), go past Exit 132 and continue to Exit 131B approximately ¼ mile down I-65. Follow the Fair/Expo Center signs to the Main Gate.
Directions from I-264 Westbound: Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 11) and follow the signs to Gate 1. Or proceed further to Crittenden Drive to enter Gates 2 or 4. Exit 12 is Preston Highway (Highway 61). Take a right off the exit and follow Preston to Gate 6, which will be on the left between Sleep Inn and Thornton’s Gas Station.
Directions from I-264 Eastbound: Exit at the Fair/Expo Center (Exit 11) to Crittenden Drive. Proceed to Gates 2 and 4 which will be on the right. Or continue past the Crittenden Drive exit to I-65 and Fair/Expo Center (Exit 12) and follow the signs to Gate 1.
No information is available yet on parking, but check back here for updates.
Tickets are not yet on sale. Check back here for updates.
We at RVshare love helping people explore this amazing world and helping them have adventures in new areas. Whether you’re a Kentucky native, or have never been there before, attending the State Fair is a great way to learn more about Kentucky and its best parts, to eat some delicious fair food, and to make some great memories. Visiting the fair in an RV provides a stress-free experience, with your own shower and bed, and the food you like along with other comforts of home. Regardless of whether you visit the fair in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your experience! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
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