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Q. Is there a new Fair app this summer?
A. Yes. Download the excitement of Kentucky State Fair’s new app! Personalize your visit and create a schedule of the music, food, exhibits, shows and animals you most want to experience. The free app is packed with all kinds of interactive features and helpful info.


When you drive through the Kentucky State Fair gates this year, you become one of 600,000 guests to create magical memories that last a lifetime.
Q. How much is Fair admission and parking?
A. Admission and parking prices will be announced in the spring.
Q. Do kids get in free to the Fair?
A. Kids 5 years and under get in free to the Fair.


Q. What are the hours of operation for the State Fair?
A.Gates open at 7 a.m. and exhibits open at 9 a.m. The midway and tents close around 12 midnight and exhibit halls close at 9 p.m.
Q. When does Thrill Ville open on weekdays?
A.Thrill Ville hours will be announced in the summer of 2018.
Q. How do I know what’s going on where?
A.Stop by any Information Booth to ask questions – and pick up a FREE Today at the Fair schedule and Visitors Guide with a map.


Love music? Wait till you hear the 90 musicians we’ve got lined up for your listening pleasure this year!
Q. Who’s headlining the Main Stage Concerts?
A. Click here to see who’s playing and how to get tickets.
Q. What bands are playing the Turf Concert Series?
A. Click here for the complete lineup.
Q. When do doors open for concerts?
A. Doors open around 1 1/2 hours before concerts start.
Q. Where is the ticket office?
A. On the east side of Freedom Hall, closest to the North Wing
Q. Can I bring a camera inside concerts?
A.Feel free to take photos with your phone. Cameras that support removable lens are allowed at the Fair, but not in Freedom Hall or Cardinal Stadium during performances.
Q.Are free outdoor concerts cancelled if it rains?
A.Free concerts take place rain or shine, unless weather becomes a potential threat. It’ll be announced and posted on social media if a concert is cancelled due to weather.


Follow these tips to find a good spot among our more than 19,000 parking spaces.
Q. Is parking included in gate admission? How much does it cost?
A.Parking prices will be announced in the spring.
Q. What do I need to use the express lanes?
A. To use the express lanes, you need pre-purchased parking and everyone in the car must have pre-purchased admission.
Q. Where are the express lanes located?
A. The locations of express lanes will be announced at a later date.
Q. Where do buses park?
A. Lot H, between Gate 4 and Gate 3, off Crittenden Drive.
Q. Are bike racks available?
A.They’re at every gate, and the bicycle corral is at Gate 4 in Lot H.
Q. Is there RV parking? What’s the fee?
A.Overnight RV parking is restricted to Lot F behind Cardinal Stadium (electric and water hookups are not available) Parking is $20 per night. Sites are first come, first served.


Hit Thrill Ville – and join the legacy of brave fairgoers seeking thrills and entertainment since 1902.
Q. When does the Thrill Ville close?
A.There’s no official closing time, but rides and vendors usually start to wind down around midnight on weekends.
Q. What are the Thrill Ville hours?
A. Thrill Ville hours will be updated in the summer of 2018.
Q. How many tickets do I need for Thrill Ville rides?
A.All rides take two or more tickets. The larger the ride, the more tickets it takes. Save big and buy a wristband for a day of unlimited rides. (Some height, weight and health restrictions apply.)
Q. What are Kentucky Kingdom’s hours and prices during the Fair? Do season pass holders have to pay admission to the State Fair?
A. Season pass holders pay Kentucky State Fair gate admission and parking. For info about Kentucky Kingdom hours and pricing, visit


State Fair trams run every 15-30 minutes from 9 a.m. to midnight – and each one makes 31 circles around the grounds every day.
Q.Are ATMs available?
A.You’ll find ATMs throughout the Fair: outside West Hall Lobby, in South Wing B Lobby, inside Freedom Hall’s front entrance, in Broadbent Arena’s concourse, in North Wing, Cardinal Stadium grounds and in Thrill Ville. Bring plenty of cash because – due to the large crowds – ATMs sometimes run out of funds before the day is over.
Q. What if I lose something at the Fair?
A.All items found and given to staff are taken to the Kentucky Exposition Center Security Office. The office is open 24 hours a day throughout the Fair and can be reached at (502) 367-5360.
Q. Can I bring my pet to the Fair?
A.Pets are welcome in most areas of the Fair but, for the safety of all, they’re not permitted in Freedom Hall or Cardinal Stadium. You’re responsible for cleaning up after your pet, which must be leashed.
Q.Can you page my children, family members or friends if they become lost?
A.The paging system only broadcasts to outdoor areas and we can only make an announcement for medical emergencies. We recommend you designate a meeting area (such as Freddy Farm Bureau on Freedom Hall’s front porch) before arriving, in case you become separated from your group.
Q. What is your inclement weather policy?
A.Some attractions and events may be closed, delayed or canceled due to weather. The Fair does not offer refunds or rainchecks for inclement weather. But with 1.2 million feet of indoor space, you’ll find plenty of shows, exhibits and attractions to entertain yourself!
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