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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

Nicole





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