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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
+1 502-367-5000
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parking is a nightmare!

We wasted so much time just sitting in traffic inside the fair grounds looking for a parking spot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Very Good Facility for Exhibitions and Shows

KEC as it is called, has ample space to accomodate most any size event. There are multiple wings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert F
Largo, Florida
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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 good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“state fair” (35 reviews)
“flea market” (14 reviews)
“trade show” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
+1 502-367-5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

KEC as it is called, has ample space to accomodate most any size event. There are multiple wings. Food trucks come during the meal hours but there are also indoor eating places. The final day of the conference I was at, KEC served a 3...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going for 46 years and it is my most favorite activity of the year. The horse show is amazing and it is fun to do the fair along with it.

Thank barbarajane12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I attended the Kentucky State Fair and I have to say I have learned that Kentucky holds a secret that we were told about from a representative of the park. We have made plans to attend the Breaks Interstate Park because of...More

Thank cherylldunford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day on a gray and rainy Saturday morning. We come one time a year and always go to the antique section first. This year we bought a beautiful refurbished electric clock by Pastime Clocks. We love it! The antique vendors...More

Thank Marlene152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love going to the Fair to watch my granddaughter show her animals. It is so wonderful to watch the kids involved in such activities. Happy for the shuttle when I am too tired to walk and most of the vendors were very friendly. Was disappointed...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our state fair is amazing. Truly. From the exhibits to the Border Collie show, there is something for everyone.

Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

After several years I returned to the Kentucky State Fair. I made the trip with my father. From farm upbringings naturally we gravitated to the animal exhibits. The mules were near our parking lot. We started there then made our way to the West Wing...More

Thank SilverSpurSaddleClub
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I like it better before they added the "Ring Road" that makes navigating the lot more difficult because you have to drive one-way around a circular road, from any entrance or exit, to get where you're going. While many events here are offered for free,...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

First visit at the Expo Center. We found it clean easy to walk around for the Hot Rod Show. Free shuttle was great. Liked the food and enjoyed browsing the vendors.

Thank juliag553
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jb s
13 March 2017|
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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
Brenda A
25 May 2016|
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Response from Gary W | Reviewed this property |
No steps! It is very handicapped enabled as well. Hope this helps!