The Kentucky State Fair has something that everyone can enjoy. Find out what new exciting exhibits, promotions, and acts will be accompanying your Fair favorites! Schedule your day at the Fair to include every act that you want to see!
Military Monday is now on Sunday to accommodate veterans and their families.
On Sunday, August 23, all active duty and veteran military personnel and their families save 50% on admission and can purchase $10 Midway wristbands with valid military ID. This promotion cannot be purchased in advance and does not include parking.
Carload Day is back after being on long hiatus.
On Thursday, August 20 & 27, fairgoers pay only $20 for an entire vehicle until 5 p.m. Parking is included and this promotion cannot be purchased in advance.
Fairgoers can now pre-purchase parking, as well purchase admission at all Walmart locations.
Beginning mid-June, fairgoers can purchase parking and admission for the 2015 Kentucky State Fair. Advance parking can be purchased for $5 per vehicle. Parking purchased during the fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center is $8. Several ways to purchase advance tickets are available including Kroger checkout lanes, Ticketmaster outlets and online.
Increase in child age qualifications
The child age limit rose from three years old to five. Children five and under now get into the Fair for free.
The educational exhibit highlights new curriculum for the field trip program.
A special traveling exhibition, “Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy 1215-2015,” tells the story of the charter of liberties that England’s King John granted to his barons in 1215. In the centuries since its creation, Magna Carta—or “Great Charter”—has become one of the most enduring symbols of liberty and the rule of law.In addition, a new exhibit called “The Power of We” explores the creation of the first government on the Kentucky frontier, profiles our Founding Father and examines how our Constitution has changed over time.To go along with the new exhibits, a new, high-energy musical production “The Great Charters of Liberty,” will bring our Constitution’s history to life daily on the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Blue Ribbon Stage in the South Wing B Lobby.
World’s Championship Horse Show adds a day.
An extra day was added to the World’s Championship Horse Show. The most prestigious Saddlebred show will run August 22-29 in Freedom Hall.
New cooking contests added.
Two new special cooking contests have been added to the slate of culinary competitions: Dole Canned Fruit Dessert Challenge and the Kentucky Pork Challenge. Visit our website to learn more http://www.kystatefair.org/cookingContests.html.
New website and logo designed for this year.
A new website and logo has been designed for the 2015 Kentucky State Fair. The website can be visited at http://www.kystatefair.org.
Main Stage Concerts highlight a variety of musical genres.
On Thursday, August 20, pop sensation Meghan Trainor takes the stage in Freedom Hall. For the first time ever, Freedom Hall will host a festival-like concert on Friday, August 21. The Barrels and Boots Music Festival presented by your local iHeartRadio station will feature country music artists Montgomery Gentry and John Michael Montgomery with RaeLynn, Eric Paslay, Kelsie May and Craig Campbell. Closing the 2015 Fair and making her first Kentucky State Fair appearance is Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul on August 30 in Freedom Hall.
Renamed tent highlights Kentucky products.
Also new, the formerly-named Kentucky Proud Experience Tent is being rebranded as the Kentucky Bourbon, Bites and Brews Tent. Visitors can purchase farm fresh products and local beverages. Try a number of local craft beers, Kentucky bourbon or non-alcoholic offerings like Ale-8-One and Rooibee Red Tea. Located on the West Lawn.
The Buck Trout Show
As Buck Trout drives around in his little truck, his zany antics and comical stories promote good values and encourages families to embrace a healthier lifestyle.