Hours & Special Days

Each day of the Kentucky State Fair is a whole new experience. Packed with different music, competitions, animals, shows and more. You could visit all 11 days and every one of them would be unique!

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 12:00pm-11:00pm
(Food vendors open at 12:00pm, other activities will begin at 2:00pm.)

Friday: 12:00pm-12:00am
(Food vendors open at 12:00pm, other activities will begin at 2:00pm.)

Saturday: 10:00am-12:00am

Sunday: 10:00am-11:00pm

Operating hours will only apply to the general public, not people showing in the livestock and horse shows.

Thrill Ville
Open at 2 p.m.
Opens at 12 p.m.
Thrill Ville closes at midnight Friday and Saturday. 11a.m. Sunday-Thursday

Special Days of the Fair

Weekdays before 5pm
New to the fair this year! Mondays through Fridays, Fairgoers pay $5 for advance parking or at the gate
before 5 p.m. After 5 p.m. parking goes to the standard $10 a vehicle.

Sunday, Aug 23
Military Sunday Salute
Active and retired military and their families receive free admission (up to four people per military ID). Active,
retired military and military families will need to show their military ID at the gate. Parking is not included.

Tuesday, Aug 25
iHeart Media Day

Wednesday, Aug 26
Alpha Media Day

Saturday, Aug 29
Summit Media Day

Daily Schedules

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Visitors Map

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