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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
+1 502-367-5000
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Tractor pulls

We love the national farm machinery show Perfect place for the show Something for everyone Love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike A
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Sidney, Ohio
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parking fees suck

I haven't been back to the Fairgrounds for years mainly because of the exorbitant parking fees . If... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
cliffj2
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Louisville, Kentucky
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The Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the top 10 largest public facilities of its kind in the U.S. Home to the Kentucky State Fair, National Farm Machinery Show, North American International Livestock Expo and some of the top tradeshows in the country.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“state fair” (38 reviews)
“flea market” (14 reviews)
“trade show” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the national farm machinery show Perfect place for the show Something for everyone Love the new equipment Plenty of parking. They charge 8$ to park. Quick access to the interstate and close to the university.

Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I haven't been back to the Fairgrounds for years mainly because of the exorbitant parking fees . If you wish to park a half a mile from your destination with no tram service . This is your place . If there were ANY reason for...More

Thank cliffj2
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KentuckyVenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Thank you for your review. Our $8 per day parking rate has been approved by our Board of Directors and goes towards facility operations and maintenance. We understand parking fees can be frustrating, however, they are necessary for us to continue all daily operations. We...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

I exhibit all across the continent for my company, and this is one of the largest centers I've exhibited at. Good wifi strength, lots of bathrooms all over and decent/average food vendors available. Very easy to access via the freeways and very close to local...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

The Livestock Exposition has lots to see if you like animals. They had a dairy cow show going on (indoors), and lots of llamas or alpacas. There was a large area with vendors as well. Modern facility- in fact, it was amazing to have all...More

Thank TravellngTeaDrinker
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

There are a number of special events held at the Ky Fair and Exposition Center during the year (including Boat and RV shows, etc) but the main draw is the top-notch Kentucky State Fair every August. My wife and I go almost every year and...More

Thank Jamieky2
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Nice exhibits, from antiques to agricultural. The fair also offers a world class horeshow at an additional cost. There is midway fun for the thrill seekers. Fairfood for the child in all of us. Plain and simple fun for singles, couples, friends and family alike.

Thank donnahelmick
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We attended the GIE Expo at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center. This is a huge facility that can accommodate a very large conference. The parking was not explained very well and the walk to the conference center from what appeared to be the east...More

Thank KristinF1966
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Well run facility. Workers attitudes are good and they are helpful. A good faculty and staff make working a show a lot more pleasurable.

Thank Terry N
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Happened to be in for the weekend and cought the Mecum Auto Auction. here it was verry nice and clean. Great service staff

Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We wasted so much time just sitting in traffic inside the fair grounds looking for a parking spot. There are many exhibits but mostly the same stuff over and over. Rides were your typical fair rides. I wouldn't go back.

Thank Tennesseemommie
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Gwen H
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Response from donnahelmick | Reviewed this property |
Not on premises but one close by. Pet Ruff care & treatment.
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Response from KentuckyVenues | Property representative |
We're happy to hear you'll be visiting us for the upcoming archery tournament! The event will take place at the East Hall, North Wing, South Wing A and Broadbent Arena. You can find maps of our facility on the Kentucky... More
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Brenda A
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
No steps! It is very handicapped enabled as well. Hope this helps!
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