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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
+1 502-367-5000
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This place is HUGE!

I toured during non-fair hours - so want to come back during the fair. The entire fair (minus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fairgirl59
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Imperial Beach, California
Awesome expo center

Traveled to Louisville for the NASP archery tournament. We were even more impressed this year than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walter A
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“state fair” (37 reviews)
“flea market” (16 reviews)
“trade show” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
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+1 502-367-5000
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"state fair"
in 37 reviews
"flea market"
in 16 reviews
"trade show"
in 13 reviews
"horse show"
in 11 reviews
"food vendors"
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"national farm"
in 7 reviews
"south wing"
in 5 reviews
"mid america"
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"world championship"
in 4 reviews
"archery tournament"
in 6 reviews
"kentucky kingdom"
in 18 reviews
"directing traffic"
in 5 reviews
"this place is huge"
in 8 reviews
"events going"
in 4 reviews
"nice facility"
in 6 reviews
"fairgrounds"
in 13 reviews
"livestock"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured during non-fair hours - so want to come back during the fair. The entire fair (minus carnival) is all indoors - the buildings are massive. Very clean and sharp looking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveled to Louisville for the NASP archery tournament. We were even more impressed this year than we were last year. Awesome venue!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing more exciting than watching kids shoot in an archery tournament, but watching over 1000 kids shooting? Only the Kentucky Fair and Expo can handle it, and they did a great job! Nice set up, easy to get around, and they were always...More

1  Thank Louise W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This expo center is truly HUGE! We attended the NASP archery tournament and it is overwhelming to look around and see how much indoor space it has. There was plenty of room for thousands of archers, their families, and vendors!

1  Thank Diana D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and expansive building. Large indoor and outdoor area to eat or relax. We were here for the World Robotic Championship and it was the perfect venue for this.

Thank Rhonda L
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We were there for the National JROTC competition. They had more then enough room for all the cadets. The only down fall was there should of been more seating to eat and more venues for food.

Thank Kim P
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I attended the USCCA annual expo at this facility and were very pleased with the location. The vendor area was convenient to the class room and training rooms. Great weekend receiving firearms training and education along with 2nd Amendment reviews. The designated...More

1  Thank WCUcody
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Incredible crew. I was here for MATS, and I was truly impressed with the cleanliness and the attentive nature of the employees and contractors setting up and tearing down for this event. The restrooms were always clean and fully stocked. The posted security was pleasant...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Come down at least 2 times a year for the Farm Show and GIE Expo. This year just made it back from Mid America Truck Show and didnt disappoint. Also been to the Utility show and no matter what the show, this is an awesome...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to this facility. It's huge! For the truck show we walked for two days straight. My only complaint is the limited amount of handicapped parking. Arrive early or plan on getting dropped off at the curb. We will come back...More

1  Thank Nantieau
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Pat B
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Response from KentuckyVenues | Property representative |
Hi Pat, We have water and electric hookups for $50 per night. We are currently sold out for Derby. Plan on making your reservation 6 months ahead of time if you would like to camp during Kentucky Derby week or other major... More
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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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