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National Farm Machinery Show!

Man this place is Big! My son and I were here last year for the 2018 MATS convention and was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nantieau
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Belleville, Michigan
via mobile
Attended a conference at the Exposition Center

There isn't much that can be said about this place. I attended a conference at the Exposition... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2019
Michele F
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have truly enjoyed the Gun Show at the Ky Expo Center the last 2 years but even though the pork sandwiches are very good at the food cart, paying $32 for 2 pork sandwiches,2 fries and 2 sodas is ridiculous!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been going here for over 30 years. They are always trying to make it better. If you've never been you must see. It's the latest and greatest products to come out for anything agriculture and more. The tractor pulls every night are very organized...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jill S
kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for making us a tradition for your family!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Man this place is Big! My son and I were here last year for the 2018 MATS convention and was impressed with the size then. However, the size of the Farm Machinery Show really showed us every square inch of what this facility offers. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nantieau
kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad our you and your son continue to visit us. And thank you for the excellent pro-tips for future visitors.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night we attended the Toby Mac Concert. We arrived at the Crittenden drive exit 45 minutes(6:15) before show time. We sat in traffic on the interstate and ramp for what seemed like forever only to find when we turned in to the lane that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. We're sorry to hear you experienced issues with traffic and parking at our facility. We apologize that you missed an act and hope you were able to enjoy the rest of the show.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attending concert but are you joking us with your traffic routing?? We have been to multiple venues in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio but this is unquestionably the worst parking setup I’ve ever seen! No matter how you you slice it, no venue should take 45...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is where you go to for basketball games ect the one issue most seem to have is the cost of parking . If you come out just remember to add $10.00 to your total cost .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TaiChiNana
kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and helpful advice for future visitors!

Reviewed January 11, 2019

There isn't much that can be said about this place. I attended a conference at the Exposition Center this summer. It served its purpose inasmuch as it had sufficient space and breakout rooms.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michele F
kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you for joining us! We're happy the venue met your needs.

Reviewed December 21, 2018

Lots of fun there, cattle, amusement park (for kids in the area), biggest vegetables ever! The best of all was a free Josh Turner (and Dillon Carmichael) concert. The only thing not so good happened when we left the fair grounds ans asked a staff...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nora M
kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed December 18, 2018

This is a place that holds many events throughout the year. Visited the State Fair this year. It is so big that it can be a tiresome day. Parking is usually a problem here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank besspiata12345
kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Thank you for your review and joining us for the Fair!

Reviewed November 11, 2018

World class facility under new and exceptional management. NAILE is a world class event, as well as National Farm Machinery Show and KY State Fair.

Date of experience: November 2018
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kyvenues, Manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your review! We're happy you enjoy NAILE and our other in-house events.

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March 22, 2018|
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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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