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.
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
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
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.