Major Kentucky convention events

By wmadministrator

Listed by city and expected attendance

Ashland
Summer Motion, Central Park & Ashland Riverfront
July 2010
Estimated Attendance: 150,000

Catlettsburg Labor Day Celebration, Downtown Catlettsburg
September 2010
Estimated Attendance: 125,000

Poage Landing Days, Downtown Ashland
September 2010
Estimated Attendance: 65,000

Bowling Green
KHSAA Gridiron Bowl, WKU Houchens-Smith Stadium
December 2010
Estimated Attendance: 55,000

KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16, Diddle Arena
March 2010
Estimated Attendance: 49,000

NHRA Hot Rod Reunion, Beech Bend Raceway
June 2010
Estimated Attendance: 35,000

U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ, BG/WC Regional Airport
September 2010
Estimated Attendance: 25,000

Frankfort
Governor’s Derby Breakfast, Grounds of State Capitol
May 2010
Estimated Attendance: 20,000

KHSAA State Wrestling Tournament, Frankfort Convention Center
February 2010
Estimated Attendance: 15,000 (over 3 days)

Aviation Days, Capitol City Airport
September 2010
Estimated Attendance: 5,000

Lexington
KHSAA Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament, Lexington Convention Center
March 2010
Estimated Attendance: 50,000

International Equestrian Festival, Lexington Convention Center
September -October 2010
Estimated Attendance: 20,000

International Coal Prep Exhibition & Conference, Lexington Convention Center April 2010
Estimated Attendance: 8,000

Louisville
National Farm Machinery Show, Kentucky Exposition Center
February 2010
Estimated Attendance: 100,000

Mid-America Trucking Show, Kentucky Exposition Center
March 2010
Estimated Attendance: 80,000

North American International Livestock Exposition, Kentucky Exposition Center
November 2009
Estimated Attendance: 60,000

National Baptist Convention: Congress on Christian Education, Kentucky Exposition Center
July 2010
Estimated Attendance: 40,000

National Quartet Convention, Kentucky Exposition Center
September 2010
Estimated Attendance: 40,000

Northern Kentucky
Mary Kay Conference, Northern Kentucky Convention Center
March 2010
Estimated Attendance: 2,000

Kentucky United Methodist Conference, Northern Kentucky Convention Center
June 2010
Estimated Attendance: 1,500

Sweet Adelines International, Northern Kentucky Convention Center
April 2010
Estimated Attendance: 1,500

Paducah
AQS Annual Quilt Show & Contest, Paducah Expo Center, Carroll Conv. Center & Carson Center
April 2010
Estimated Attendance: 30,000+

Pikeville
15th Region Basketball Tournament, Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
March 2010
Estimated Attendance: 20,000

All A Basketball Tournament, Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center
January 2010
Estimated Attendance: 10,000

Somerset
Autumnfest, Bear Wallow Farm
September-October 2010
Estimated Attendance: 7,500

Source: Convention and Visitors Bureau representatives for each location.

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