Friday, September 21, 2018

This Weekend In Kentucky - Free or Cheap Events by Region

Here are a few out of this world experiences we would suggest if your family wants to have fun this weekend without breaking the bank.

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Image provided by the Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery and Crafts in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Eastern Kentucky 

Friday | Spoonbread Hot Air Balloon Glow, 8pm

Where: 1 Pirate Parkway Berea, Ky

On the Cheap: FREE

Other Resources: 

Hummel Planetarium

Morehead State University Star Theatre

East Kentucky Science Center

Central Kentucky

Saturday | Discovery Saturday - Aerospace Day, 10-2pm

What: Celebrate the GRAND OPENING of the Marksbury Discovery Science Exhibit.  Experience LIVE feeds from the International Space Station and space talks with Tim Knauer in the Planetarium. Build your own rockets and gliders and more.

Where: Living Arts and Science Center

On the Cheap: This event is FREE.  


Saturday | Louisville Science Center, 9:30am - 9pm

What: Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

On the Cheap: FREE Admission to the museum, but you MUST register here. Your ticket, which is good for the admission of two people, will be emailed to you.

Other Resources: 

Gheens Science Hall and Raunch Planetarium

North Central Kentucky 

Saturday | Star Party With the Cincinnati Observatory

Where: Erlanger Flagship Park

What: Get a guided tour of the night sky. See Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn through portable telescopes along with the waxing gibbous Moon!  

On the Cheap: FREE

Western Kentucky

Saturday | Paducah Dragon Boat Festival, 9-2pm

Where: Paducah River Front at the River Discovery Center

On the Cheap: FREE

Other Resources: 

Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory

Looking for other ideas?

Find out what other museums are participating in Museum Day here.

Visit Louisville Family Fun here.

Visit Lex4Kids here.

Visit Shelby Family Fun here.


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Treetop Flyer - Uniquely Kentucky

Our writer was given a night's stay at HomeGrown Hideaways for purpose of review.

You can stay in a treehouse with your family, right here in Kentucky. Learn more about the Treetop Flyer in Berea, Kentucky at HomeGrown HideAways. 

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Family traveler, have you ever daydreamed about living in a treehouse? Imagine sitting high in the tree canopy listening to the wind and birds while either reading with your children or gathering around to play a game, all while being disconnected from your devices. That place exists and it is called the Treetop Flyer at HomeGrown HideAways, just outside Berea, KY. The brand new construction is a magical place where you can be present in nature and in-the-moment with your children and/or partner.

 photo IMG_2434_zpspn95mndw.jpgOur family spent our last night of summer there, high in the trees, and will remember it for its calm breezes, the quiet moments of giggly painting, and petting the sweet, friendly dogs that call this place home.

Want to plan a visit? Book your stay here at HomeGrown HideAways. The tree house can sleep a maximum of 8 guests, but it is perfect for a family of five. There are two incredibly cozy foldout beds on the first floor and two more beds in the loft. The Treetop Flyer is a short hike in so pack everyone a bag that they can carry. We found everything we needed in the kitchen, just a short, 3-minute hike away. With reusable grocery bags and our own thermoses, we brought our meals back to the Treetop Flyer to enjoy a 360-degree view of the outdoors from the trestle table inside.

 photo IMG_2447_zps9xsksjri.jpg There is no way your children could be bored in this little slice of heaven. The sweet, resident dogs of Homegrown HideAways, like dogs Ryder and Lucy, will lead your children to discover the creek and playground. At night, they will crawl up in their laps to enjoy the fire too.

We look forward to bringing our children back to experience another season in the Treetop Flyer. Hopefully, on our next visit, we can trade out our sandals for warm socks and flannel. The fall colors or snow are a must see from this Kentucky destination.

The Treetop flyer is available for booking in October 2018. It is open for the winter, hence the fireplace inside. See the video for an inside look. They only book 3 months in advance, so if space fills up, check back often.

Visit our earlier post here for more information about HomeGrown HideAways.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Visiting Kentucky Museums For Free

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Museums are an incredible resource for family fun and life-long learning. When you can visit and explore for free it is even better!  Below is a list of museums you should definitely put on your Kentucky bucket list.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day: September 22, 2018

Annually on ONE DAY in September you can get free admission to certain museums thanks to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day! 

Visit this website to get two free tickets to a participating museum.

Share your experiences on Instagram and Twitter on the hashtags #MuseumDay #WomenMakingHistory

Here are the museums participating in 2018: 

Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site, Barbourville

International Museum of the Horse, Lexington

Behringer-Crawford Museum, Covington

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville

Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Harrogate, Tennesse (just across the border)

Kentucky Science Center, Louisville

Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Marion

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Lexington

McCreary County Museum, Stearns

Adsmore Museum, Princeton

Year round, these museums offer free admission:

Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea

The Brown - Pusey House, Elizabethtown

The General George Patton Museum, Fort Knox

The State Capitol Building, Frankfort

Capital City Museum, Frankfort

Old Fort Harrod, Harrodsburg

Abraham Lincoln's Birthplace, Hodgenville

Jeffersontown Historical Museum, Jeffersontown

The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, Lexington

Speed Museum, Louisville - Sundays the Museum is Free

KMAC Museum, Louisville

21C Museum, Louisville

Kentucky Folk Art Center - Morehead State University, Morehead

Bittersweet Cabin Village, Renfro Valley


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Thomas Dairy Farm and Market

Thomas Dairy Farm and Market in Cecilia, Kentucky offers pumpkin picking, hayrides, an awesome corn maze, a giant jump pad, nighttime zombie paintball, and more. 

This is a sponsored post
 photo IMG_9652_zps2gqgncxz.jpg Here is all of the information you need to know about Thomas Dairy Farm and Market, just outside of Elizabethtown. Also, here's a review by Louisville Family Fun

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-Midnight
Sunday: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Opening day daytime- September 15th
Opening day for Zombie Paintball- September 28th 

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 photo Thomas Dairy Farm and Market ad 1_zpsqbewoztc.pngDaytime Attractions: Walker T's fun zone with new barnyard games, mega slides, corn pit, hayride to the pumpkin patch, 8 acre corn maze, 2 acre kiddie corn maze, tot spot, animal farm, concessions and more!
General Admission: $7/person. Children 2 years old and under are free!

The jump pad is suitable for all ages. Our jump pad will be open on Saturday (10 am-6:30 pm) and Sunday (12 pm-6 pm). The jump pad package is $9/person and this also includes everything from general admission!

ZOMBIE PAINTBALL HAYRIDEThe zombie invasion has begun! Come out for a one of a kind experience on the hayride paintball trailer! This year's theme is the "Wild, Wild West" featuring a new course and even more live zombies! Suitable for all ages! Wheelchair and handicap accessible
$15/person including 125 paintballs, Walker T's fun zone, mega slides, animal farm, flashlight corn maze, bonfire

NEW ATTRACTION: Gem mining adventure! Our brand new gem mining sluice encompasses "gems and stones" that can be found in Kentucky. Just as equally educational as it is fun! Prices vary upon package. There are 3 different mining options. Miners will take home gems/stones, postcard describing the items they found and a bag to put all their findings in!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Let's Go Hiking Kentucky

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Don't be tempted to stay indoors this fall.  Get outside and explore!  Take off on foot and immerse yourselves in the colors of the season.

With families in mind, we have compiled a short list of recommended family hikes and activities for your enjoyment.  Whether you are looking for a no-fail trail to introduce your child to hiking or just for a quick stroll with your family's best friend, this list is a good place to start.  This is by no means a comprehensive list, but they are hikes recommended by Kentuckians who are passionate about our commonwealth's natural resources.  

Family Friendly Trails: 
Listed in order of easy to strenuous.  

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest | Rock Run Loop | Central Kentucky | Bullitt County
Always be practice safety in surface water, but as streams go the creek this trail follows is shaded and pretty safe.  You will find watering holes that children can play in.

Kingdom Come State Park | You can walk or drive up to the overlooks | Eastern Kentucky | Harlan County
All trails are under a mile long.

Cove Spring Park | Central Kentucky | Franklin County
3 miles of trails, a mile of which is accessible. 

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill | Heritage Trail | Central Kentucky | Mercer County
Take a right downhill off the Heritage Trail to view the remains of the Shaker grist and lindseed mills.  This hike will lead you to Shawnee Run Creek and when the water is low it is safe to explore.

Menifee County Park System | Broke Leg Falls | Eastern Kentucky | Menifee County Park
Don't be afraid. Go and learn where the name comes from.
A beautiful sight to behold but more so during wet seasons.

Carters Cave State Resort Park | Natural Bridge Trail | Eastern Kentucky | Carter County
A half mile trail that is easy to walk is considered to be uniquely Kentucky. 

Red River Gorge | Rock Bridge to Creation Falls | Eastern Kentucky | Wolf County
This trail is a little over a mile.  It does not meet accessibility standards but is a moderate paved walk.

Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge | Bluebird Trail to Deer Trail to Woodland Pond Trail to Brooks Hollow Trail and back | Central Kentucky | Boyle County
These trails can be explored until you and your family are ready to turn back.  However the further in your explore the more beauty you will uncover.  Make sure you wear your muck boots.

Jackson County | Flat Lick Falls | Eastern Kentucky | Jackson County
This property is under development but is a moderate half-mile trail to a unique waterfall.

John B. Stephenson Memorial Forest | Anglin Falls | Eastern Kentucky | Rockcastle County
The foot trail to the base of the falls is about a mile in length and is moderate to strenuous.

Daniel Boone National Forest | Lower Dog Slaughter Trail #414 | Eastern Kentucky | Whitley County
Dog-Friendly (I swear). Approximately 2.4 mile round trip.

2018 Fall Color Hikes:

Guided Hikes at the Pinnacles | Every Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays at 9am
Trail difficulty decided by the group of hikers.

Fall Leaf Hike, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks | October 30 from 4-5pm

Other suggested ways to enjoy the beauty of fall colors...

Watch for birds while on your hike.  Learn more here.

2018 Autumn Colors Festivals: 

1st Annual Stearns Fall Colors Festival at Big South Fork Scenic Railway | October 6 from 11am-7pm and October 7 from 12-4pm

Colorfest | Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest | October 21 from 10am-5pm

Special Thanks to the following contributors:

~ Claude Stephens, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

~ Bekah Roberts, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

Kentucky Waterfalls, Arches and Landscapes - Facebook Group


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Friday, September 7, 2018

This Weekend Free or Cheap - September 7, 8, and 9

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Here are a few experiences we would suggest if your family wants to have fun without breaking the bank this weekend.

Western Ketucky | 2018 Murray Ice Cream Festival

What: Ice Cream Festival, need I say more?  All you can eat ice cream friends, for $5.

Where: Court Square Downtown Murray

When: Friday, 7 from 5pm to 8pm.  Event also on Saturday but with a different cost.

What Will There Be to Do: Inflatables, bungee jumping and other activities. Live music from 6-8pm. Free screening of Lego Batman movie at 8pm.  

What to Bring: Bring your hungry bellies and comfortable lawn chairs.

Central Kentucky | Josephine Sculpture Park Fall Arts Festival

What: An experiential Art Festival for those who have no experience making art.

Where: 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort

When: Sunday, 9 from 11am - 6pm 

Where to Start: Admission is FREE but parking is $5, the more the merrier (allowing for a 1:1 ratio, people to seatbelts, of course).  That includes buses.

 photo 11401382_10152985275139021_755504403033365544_n_zpssjs8x7e2.jpg What Will There Be to Do: Meet and create with guest artists.  Throw clay pots, play instruments, print art, make paper, experiment with tie dye (hint, bring your own shirt to tie-dye), make stickers, and immerse yourself in sea of bubbles, jam to live music and more.

What to Bring: We strongly encourage you to bring a wagon or large wheeled stroller for some off-roading.  Dress your kids in play clothes so they can get dirty.

Metro Louisville | Big Four Bridge Art Festival

What: A FREE Festival of 180+ Juried artists featuring international cuisine, art activities, and entertainment.

Where:1101 River Road Louisville in the heart of downtown

When: Saturday, 8 from 10am - 7pm | Sunday, 9 from 10am - 5pm

Where to Start: Parking is ample along the river road and transportation to the venue is provided by a trolley. You can also walk through the park.

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What Will There Be to Do: Pet pink llamas and angora rabbits among other animals.  There will be paint and drawing stations along with collaborative art projects.  Children will leave with their own painted rocks.

What to Bring: Wear your walking shoes, cover yourself in sunscreen, pack your water bottles and pull/push your favorite kid-friendly carrier.

Eastern Kentucky | Kids Fest

 photo Event-Flyer_zpsezc8wuwm.png What: The largest FREE public festival specifically for children 12 and under in Richmond.

Where: Irvine McDowell Park

When: Saturday, 8 from 11am - 5pm

What Will There Be to Do: Activities include vendors, inflatables, a petting zoo, games with prizes, entertainment and other festive attractions. 

What to Bring: Does your child love Disney characters?  Heads up there will be Disney Princesses on-site for meet and greets. 

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fall Festivals Across Kentucky - September

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Fall Festivals and Family Fun Across Kentucky In September

There is no shortage of fun things to experience this fall across Kentucky.  BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass, apples and sorghum, hometown traditions and more.  So many towns, communities, counties, and organizations host fall events, and more often than not, they are free. Which events will your family be attending? Let us know in the comments below.

Metro Louisville

September 7, (Louisville),6pm-9:30pm & September 8 10am-9pm: Middletown Family Fun Festival and Craft Show

September 7, 6pm: Southern Seminary – Southern Circus Fall Festival

September 8, Louisville Dragon Boat Festival

September 8, 8am-2pm: Greater Louisville Hamfest

September 8, 10am-7pm, September 9 10am-5pm: Big Four Arts Festival

September 8, 1-11pm: Highlands Festival

September 8, 7:30pm: North Bullitt Demolition Derby

September 8-9, September Art Fair at Mellwood

September 14-16, Times and activities vary: Gaslight Festival

September 14, 4pm-midnight: Oktoberfest Louisville at German American Club

September 15, 5-10pm: Hal & Ben’s Bike-in

September 15, Noon – 11 pm: National Jug Band Jubilee

September 15, 2-5pm: reGeneration Fair with Waterfront Botanical Gardens

September 15-16, 11am-4pm: Fleur de Lis Regatta Sailing for a Cure

September 16, 1-4pm: Family Kite Festival

September 29, 9am-4pm: Family Fun Festival at Summit Heights UMC

September 29, 9:30 am: FARE Walk for Food Allergy Seneca Park

September 29, 11am-5pm: Portland Art Fair

September 29, 11am-11pm, kids are 11am-6pm: NuLu Festival

September 23 & October 28: Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs

Central Kentucky

September 7-9, Kentucky State BBQ Festival

September 7-9, Festival of the Horse

September 8, 9am-7pm: Simpsonville Fall Festival

September 8-9, Trimble County Apple Festival

September 8-9, 9am-approx 6pm: Apple Festival at Evans Orchard

September 9,  11-6pm, Josephine Sculpture Park Fall Festival

September 15, 9am-4pm: BUGFEST at Bernheim Forest

September 21-23, Spoonbread Festival

September 22, Harvest Festival

September 28-30, Burgoo Festival

September 29-30, 10 am – 5 pm: HarvestFest at Shaker Village

Eastern Kentucky

September 27-30, World Chicken Festival

Northern Kentucky

September 7-9, MainStrasse Oktoberfest

September 15-16, Sweet Owen Fall Festival

September 15-16, Simon Kenton Festival

September 21-22, Pig Out

September 28-29, Hoedown in the Holler

South Central Kentucky

September 13-15, Blazin Bluegrass Festival

September 20-22, Cub Run Days

September 27-29, Casey County Apple Festival

September 28-30 and October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28, Pumpkin Festival at Jackson's Orchard

September 29, International Festival

Western Kentucky

September 6-8, Hickman Pecan Festival

September 8-9, Trail of Tears Pow Wow

September 13, Taste of Pennyrile

September 14-16, Owensboro Air Show

September 27-29, Hoptown Harvest Festival

September 27-29, Barbecue on the River

September 27-29, Lions Club Corn Festival

Click here for a full list of Fall Festivals in Louisville.

Click here for a list of Fall Festivals around Oldham County.

Click here for a list of Fall Festivals around Shelby County.

Click here for a list of Fall Festivals around Central Kentucky.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Uniquely Kentucky - CONNECT

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Tonight, August 18, 2018, Experience Spontaneity, Play, Creativity, and Discovery at Connect

Where: Bernheim Arboretum | 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, Ky 40110 | All around Lake Nevin
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When: August 18, 2018 | 6:31 - 10: 31 | Two hours before sunset to two hours after sunset.

Where to Start: Pay your admission at the admission booth as you enter the park.  Cost is $5 per person, children 2 and under are free.

Why: This is an event you and your children will not forget any time soon.  In their 10th year, the event invites artists, creative thinkers, teachers and scientific minds to set up activities and installations all around Lake Nevin that will light up your imaginations. 

 photo 1012467_10153107619135117_1468016927_n_zpskfiwwviu.jpg What Will There Be to Do: Listen to live music, dance with Grass Men, participate in shadow play and hands-on art making, play among bubbles and get dirty playing in a mud pit.  Does it sound different? I promise your kids will be much calmer on the way home.  

What to Bring: We strongly encourage you to bring a wagon or large wheeled stroller for some off-roading.  You will want to walk completely around the lake, it will be rewarding, but your tikes may get tired.  Also bring a change of clothes, bug spray and reusable bottles for water.

If you can't make it this year, mark your calendars now for 2019.  This event is in mid august and can get lost in the back-to-school shuffle!


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

20 Things to Do in Georgetown This Fall

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Where can you go this fall in Kentucky to ride horses, pick apples, zip down a pumpkin vine zipline and meet famous racehorses on any given day?  That's right, Georgetown, Kentucky.

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Celebrate the Back to School Season | at the Georgetown Chick-fil-A
From 5:30 - 7:30pm on Tuesday, August 21 win prizes, play games and eat shaved Ice at the Back To School Bash.

See the Champions of the Bluegrass | at Family Fun Night at the Kentucky Horse Park
August 24 starting at 5pm with a 6pm Hall of Champions Show.

Support Local Theatre | at a Glass Painting Fundraiser
August 25 from 12-2pm to benefit Georgetown Community Theatre

 photo IMG_2303_zpspto4khvp.jpg Be Inspired | at the "Space: The Final Frontier" Quilt Show
Now until August 26, families can view and vote on their favorite quilt at the Birdsong Quilting and Crafts shop.

Eat Seasonal Food | at the Annual Fireman's Chili-Cook Off
Cost is less than $20 per family.  Serving begins at 6pm in front of the Georgetown-Scott County Museum.

Listen to Live Music | during the Party on the Square
September 6, following the Annual Fireman's Chili-cook off enjoy the musical group Swing Street from 7-10pm.

Join in the Parade | for the Colt and Filly Children's Parade during the 2018 Festival of the Horse
At 6:30pm on Friday, September 7 join most of the Georgetown community for a parade inspired by "A Day at the Races." Stay for the whole weekend of September 7-9 and attend the festival of the Horse.

Enjoy Fall Fun | at the Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse
On September 8 attend their Bi-Water Fall festival. Buy your season pass between now and September 7 to get 20% off their season long access pass and enjoy their many farmly activities all autumn long.  Visit their website for information about their themed weekends.

Pick Apples | during the Apple Festival at Evans Orchard - Market and Cider Mill
There will be plenty to do on September 8 & 9.

Take a Camping Trip Indoors | during Family Fort Night at the Scott County Library
September 14 at 6:30pm round up some pillows and blankets and head to the stacks to build forts.  Wear your PJs and join in bedtime yoga. Geared towards children 2-7 years old.

Shop Local | at the Georgetown Sidewalk Sale
On September 15 in Downtown Georgetown. 

Plan a Bike Trip with Your Family | at the Bicycle Show at the Scott County Library
September 15 at 10-12:30pm.  Presented by the Lexington Bike Shop.

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Paddle Through a Haunted Swamp | at the Indoor Pool of the Pavilion
On October 26 at 5pm for the cost of admission to the Pavilion.

Go Trick-or-Treating | Downtown Georgetown 
October 31 enjoy storytelling, activities, and candy at participating downtown shops.

Take to the Trails | on horseback at the Whispering Woods Riding Stables
Plan a day to ride horseback with your family and friends around a 250-acre wooded property that won't disappoint.

Meet Old Friends | at the Old Friends Retirement Farm
 photo IMG_2295_zps2r7jgbm5.jpgTours are offered daily at 10am, 1pm, and 3pm.  Call ahead to reserve your spot.  A golf cart is available for those who need assistance moving around the farm. 

Support Local Farmers | at the Scott County Farmers' Market
Get fresh Kentucky Proud produce for your family dinner on Saturdays from 9-1pm.

Take a Family Photo | at the Yuko-En on the Elkhorn
A Japanese Friendship Garden open from dawn to dusk year round.

Spark Your Child's Interest in Robotics and Engineering | at the Toyota Motor Manufacturer
Tours are available Monday through Friday but call ahead to schedule your visit.

Score a Win With Your Tween or Teenager | and go Skateboarding at the Pavilion

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Kentucky State Fair Free or Cheap

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Kentucky State Fair 2018, August 16th - 26th - Opportunities to save on your family fun!

Who's excited to go to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville?  Are you looking for some ways to save money?  Your Kentucky Family Fun writers are anxious to help you get the most bang for your buck.  Here are some ideas by date.  

Now until the end of day August 15th: 

Visit a local Rally's to get half-price parking.  Buy a Rally's Cheese Burger Combo and receive a souvenir cup and half-price parking coupon.  Reuse souvenier cup to get $1.00 refills at the State Fair.

Advanced tickets and discounted parking available through the Kentucky State Fair website until 10pm on August 15th.  Advanced parking costs $5 and increases to $10 per vehicle at the gate during the State Fair.

Advanced tickets and discounted parking available at participating Kroger locations.

During the Kentucky State Fair - August 16th - 26th:

Trams | The State Fair Trams are FREE and run daily every 15 to 30 minutes until midnight.

Bike Racks | Park outside the State Fairgrounds and bike into the venue with your family for FREE parking.  Bike racks are located at every gate.

Sunday, August 19:

Military Sunday Salute | The Kentucky State Fair celebrates all who serve or have served our country with FREE admission for military members and their families (up to 4 people).

FREE World Championship Horse Show Performance | 12pm noon, first come first serve.

FREE Texas Roadhouse Concert | Lot L, gates open at 6:30pm, performance at 8pm, first come first serve. Offered Daily - see schedule here.

FREE Gantry Show Performances | A theatrical circus at 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30pm in the West Courtyard. Offered Daily.

FREE FMX Stunt Show Performances | Freestyle motocross featuring extreme dirt bike stunts in South Wing Parking Lot. Offered Daily.

Tuesday, August 21:

Senior Citizen Day | FREE admission for seniors.

FREE World Championship Horse Show Performance | 9am, first come first serve.

FREE Texas Roadhouse Concert | Lot L, gates open at 6:30pm, performance at 8pm, first come first serve. Offered Daily - see schedule here.

FREE Gantry Show Performances | A theatrical circus at 1:30, 4:30, and 7:30pm in the West Courtyard. Offered Daily.

FREE FMX Stunt Show Performances | Freestyle motocross featuring extreme dirt bike stunts in South Wing Parking Lot. Offered Daily.

Basic Information: 

In case you have never been, the state fair is held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Gates open at 7am and exhibits at 9am.  Exhibit Halls close at 9pm, Sun-Thur and10pm, Fri-Sat.

Thrill Ville opens at 2pm and closes at midnight.

Wold's Championship Horse Show offers daily free performances August 19 at noon and August 20-25 at 9am.

Texas Roadhouse Concerts offers daily for FREE at 8pm (except August 26 at 4pm). Gates open at 6:30pm, first come first serve.  See schedule here.

Get live updates and plan your daily schedule by downloading the Kentucky State Fair App here.

Share your experiences by tagging your posts and Instagram photos with #KYStateFair


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