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Kentucky State Fair August 18 – 28 – General Information

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


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


Weekdays (Monday-Friday) Open at 2pm

Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) open at noon


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


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


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.


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 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.


State Fair Hotline (502) 367-5002

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

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