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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

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Address: 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
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+1 502-367-5000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the top 10 largest public...

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.

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Craft and Antique Fairs are my favorite

The layout can be a little confusing, both for parking and finding where you need to be. But that's getting a little knit-picky in my opinion. The October craft fair and antique... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle M
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New York
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Goshen
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live in Louisville and we frequent the Ky Fair and Expo Center numerous times per year and have for over the last 20+ years for a variety of events. We attended an hour long event on Monday evening. When it ended we left with the crowds in the usual mannerly fashion. I realized once outside that I had left... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The parking is a joke. They charge you a ton to park and you have to walk forever to get to where you need to be. They told me I could park in the handicapped area ( I have a handicapp sticker) and when I came out of my event, they had towed my van! Apparently the parking attendant had... More 

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Thank TYLERJOE
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced while at our facility. We would like to get additional information from you and look into this further. Would you mind sending an email with additional details (ie: handicap area you were directed to park, what event you attended, etc.) so we can address this with our staff? Please send to: communications@kyvenues.com More 

Fairborn
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center is massive! We were in town for a volleyball competition which only used a small portion of the Center. Upon entrance, there were ample lanes going into the Center which allowed for quick access after you paid your parking fee via cash or credit card. Once on the property, there were several guards decked... More 

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Thank Trauna J
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Trauna! We appreciate your support and look forward to having you back. More 

New York
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89 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The layout can be a little confusing, both for parking and finding where you need to be. But that's getting a little knit-picky in my opinion. The October craft fair and antique fair were great. A lot of vendors show up and there's a decent variety of items. You see some of the old Peddler's Mall-esq vendors but there are... More 

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Thank Michelle M
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are working diligently to improve our parking and make it more convenient for guests. We hope you will return to enjoy craft fairs in the future! More 

Pegram, TN
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376 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for the volleyball tournament March 2017 and it took us 45 minutes just to park. There were plenty of places to park but none of the entrances were open. They literally said we had to circle and park a mile away from the hall where we were playing. I refused :-) I circled the complex, drove into one of... More 

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Thank rockstar89
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced while at our facility. We have forwarded your review to our director of operations. We are always looking for ways to improve our facility and make it more comfortable for our guests. We look forward to having you back for future events! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have thousands converging on the center at 7:00 am all of the admission lanes should be open. The main entrance had all lanes open. We drove by two other entrances thinking there must be an easier way and noted that 2 of the 4 lanes were open. If you park in the back near the skyway entrance and... More 

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KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Kentucky Exposition Center. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. We are looking into the parking issues you mentioned and have forwarded your review to our facility operations team. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for a major volleyball tournament at the Expo Center. Have been there a few times prior for the same reason, plus Freedom Hall for various events, concerts in the distant past. We drove in from north of Louisville for the Saturday morning games and made great time getting to the Expo exit. I am glad I had planned... More 

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Thank Bj J
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We certainly understand our outdated conditions and are working diligently to receive funding for facility renovations and parking improvements. Levy's Restaurants is the company in charge of our food concessions. Please feel free to call and share what you would like to see more of next time you're... More 

Maitland, Florida
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lets start with Parking during a large event: - Stay away from main gate - There are entrances marked 1 thru X, and one is the worst. Use the ones on side streets like 4. Quiet in comparison. - Once in. Its a large circle. Just drive around to your hall - You must pay to drop someone off ($8/day),... More 

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Thank obiratkenobi
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience at the Kentucky Exposition Center. We will look into the issues you mentioned and forward to our facility operations team. We hope you made it back to Florida safely! More 

Zionsville, Indiana
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103 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended club sporting event. Waited over 45 min to enter the grounds. Rarely see such poor flow of traffic and bottlenecks to enter the grounds. Especially when located near highways. Facilities are average with good food variety, although healthy options are very limited.

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Thank wood7indiana
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

We are working on improving our parking to make it more convenient for guests while entering and exiting the facility. Levy's Restaurants is the company in charge of our food concessions. Please feel free to call and share what you would like to see more of next time you're here: 502-614-6705. Thank you for your review! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the Expo Center and the Ohio Valley Military Society Show-of-Shows. Both are first rate. The facility is huge so do yourself a favor and Google it to find the best entrance and place to park. You might want to take a little extra cash for parking, food, and drink or just use their ATM... More 

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Thank T86KC
KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed our facility. Thank you for your review! More 

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