Fair opens Friday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2016) — Discounted prices for Kentucky State Fair advance tickets are available online at ticketmaster.com until midnight Wednesday and through 10 p.m. Thursday at Kroger locations. The state fair is from Aug. 18-28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
TARC Rider Promotion Ride
Take TARC from downtown (4th Street) and pay only $6 admission to the Fair. New this year, riders on all regular TARC stops at the Kentucky Exposition Center will also pay only $6 admission. This offer is valid for all 11 days of the fair.
Senior Day on Aug. 23
Admission is free for seniors 55 and over until 5 p.m. Parking is not included and is $8 per vehicle at the gate and $5 in advance. This promotion cannot be purchased in advance.
Military Sunday Aug. 21
he Kentucky State Fair will offer free admission to all active duty and veteran military personnel and their families with proper I.D. Parking is not included and is $8 per vehicle at the gate and $5 in advance. This promotion cannot be purchased in advance.
Load Up and Save More on Carload Day Aug. 24
Fairgoers pay only $20 for an entire vehicle until 5 p.m. This includes parking and fair admission. This promotion cannot be purchased in advance.
Free Parking on Weekends
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday and continuing through Sunday, fairgoers can park for free in the Prestonia Lot, located on Phillips Lane across from the main entrance to the Kentucky Exposition Center. Free parking is first come, first served. This replaces the free parking offered at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.