Use this page as a guideline for general information about the Kentucky State Fair August 18 – 28 in Louisville.

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR HOURS OF OPERATION

Gates open daily at 7am. Exhibit Buildings open 9am until 10pm daily. (Some areas close earlier on Sunday, Aug 28)

KENTUCKY STATE FAIR THRILLWAY HOURS

Weekdays (Monday-Friday) Open at 2pm

Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) open at noon

PARKING

There is an $8 charge per car. Parking is available for over 19,000 cars on hard surface and grass.

PUBLIC ENTRANCES AND LOCATIONS

Gate 1 (Main gate) Phillips Lane

Gate 2 Crittenden Drive

Gate 3 Crittenden Drive

Service Gate 3 (open 24 hrs) Crittenden Drive

Gate 4 Crittenden Drive

Gate 6 Preston Highway

WHEELCHAIR/STROLLER RENTALS

Wheelchairs can be rented near the South Wing C lobby and at the west side of the front cirle. 2011 Prices are $12 for wheelchairs, $10 for strollers (or $16 for two), $14 for wagons, and $50 for electric scooters (or $13/hour). All prices cover all rentals for the entire day, unless noted otherwise. A driver’s license is required for all rentals.

RV PARKING

Overnight RV parking is allowed only in Lot F behind Cardinal Stadium. Parking is $10 night. Electric and water hookups are not available. Sites are first come, first serve. Contact the Admissions Control Office at (502) 367-5384.

SENIOR DISCOUNTS

Senior groups of 15 or more can pre-purchase gate admission for $2 each. For more information, please call (502)367-5201. Sponsored by AARP Kentucky.

Seniors 55 and up will be admitted for $1 on Senior Discount Day, Tuesday, August 23. No coupon needed. Gate discount ends at 6pm. Parking $8.

ADDITION INFORMATION

State Fair Hotline (502) 367-5002

For ADA related information and accommodations call (502) 367-5000. Advance notice required for special ADA accommodations.