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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

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Address: 937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
Phone Number: 502-367-5000
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Never a Dull Moment!

I worked the fair with my company, but was able to use downtime to run around and enjoy the other booths at the fair. I worked from Tuesday to Sunday and always found something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Morgan N
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Taylorsville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Kentucky state fair is in August . It is a good fair . Other times of the year they have a huge flea market . Different events throughout the year.

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Temple, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here 20 years for the National Quartet Convention. Lots of room. Nice facility. Food is expensive like any sports arena.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three days visiting the Mercum Auction at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The event was all indoors and we were very comfortable each day. There are plenty of restrooms and they were all super clean. The lighting is superb and the event center is very roomy and well taken care of. Beer and other drinks are available for purchase.... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to a car auction here. The location was near the interstate and airport. Lots of parking that cost me $8

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Morehead, Kentucky, United States
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours at the state fair this year and would have spent more time if it hadn't been raining outside. Lots of things to see inside and plenty of items to purchase.

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Thank Murvil An Lucia M
Louisville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the state fair three time week before last. Hey KYCEC. Do something about getting booths in there for people. Vendors are less and less every year. Admission is a complete rip off. $8 to park after paying $10 admission?? No wonder the fair is pitiful. Getting in the fairgrounds is a joke. Sat in line 40 minutes.... More 

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Thank Mary S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I worked the fair with my company, but was able to use downtime to run around and enjoy the other booths at the fair. I worked from Tuesday to Sunday and always found something new to check out when I took breaks. It was my first time at the fair, but I look forward to next year!

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Thank Morgan N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Louisville fair. So much to see & do. We like looking at all the vendors & the exhibits are all great. Enjoyed the farm animals & art & there's so many great foods that you can only taste at the fair. If you are here you should come & try. The shows are great for too. When... More 

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Thank Joyce G
Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What else can you say? The California fairs are all outdoors, so my surprise that mostly all the vendors, exhibits, and even the animals were indoors! Made the fair more enjoyable because we didn't have to walk around in the heat...

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Russell, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Access easy. My wife and I attended the State Fair specifically to watch the horse show on Tuesday. It was very entertaining and enjoyable. After the show we walked through animal areas which were extensive but check show schedules. A great many vendors/exhibitors and entertainment in many areas. Food galore. On the down side we would have liked to see... More 

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