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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

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Address: 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1398
Phone Number: 502-367-5000
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Outstanding trade show venue

This place is so massive you better bring your pedometer to track how far you have gone. It is a great place just a bit tougher to fly into due to the small airport and regional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Nate R
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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124 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended the Kentucky State Fair as I usually do. The Fair is nice but I feel like they charge too much for parking. In fact, they always charge to park at the Fairgrounds.

Thank Travelguruler
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199 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended recent expo, I was never sure where to go, so facility maps would have helped. Food was scarce the day I was there. Also, I guess just bad luck, but the one restroom in the wing I was at was closed for cleaning, so I had to hike to next one.

Thank metalhead
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place is so massive you better bring your pedometer to track how far you have gone. It is a great place just a bit tougher to fly into due to the small airport and regional flights. I had a great time seeing what this place was and I could only imagine what the fair would be like.

Thank Nate R
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The exposition center at the fairgrounds is massive! It is a modern facility that suits conventions well, however, because there are several conventions going on at once, it is really hard to find just the right place to park to be near the area that your convention is at. the ticket boot does not take credit or debit cards, which... More 

Thank Ken H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

By far the biggest venue I have ever been to. The trade show was well organized. Next time though I think they would have benefited from having motorized scooters availiable beause of the size of the enue.

Thank Maria B
Woodland Hills, California
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157 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A great venue for a trade show. Ample parking close to the airport.I wish they had better food but most convention centers dont, although they do have a nice varied selection to choose from.

Thank Ira G
Marietta, Georgia
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143 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The Kentucky State Fair is a huge undertaking, but is truly user friendly. The Expo Center provides multiple air conditioned venues for displays from livestock to arts to quilts to farm products to cooking competitions to live performances and on and on. Though there are multiple buildings, including an arena hosting the World's Championship Horse Show (some times offer free... More 

Thank Tony M
Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Some parts of the Expo center were great but some parts smelled and that was not very fun. Overall the expo center was good . This place is huge !!!

Thank familyof4LA
Louisville, KY
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Just go at least once. It's a hoot! If you've never done a big Midwest State Fair (Iowa, KY, Ohio are big ones), it's a bucket list must-do. Some may say red-neck event, I say a touch of culture. But yes, this is a lot about farmers, agriculture, 4H Clubs and livestock- this is their time to shine and come... More 

Thank cstroz
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I attended the GIE-Expo in 2014. This is a fantastic facility with plenty of room for hundreds of vendors and thousands of attendees. While food was not why I was there, I was always quite satisfied with the selections and quality.

Thank mainahh

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