Kentucky State Fair 2014

The Kentucky State Fair 2013 festival will be held in Louisville, KY and is one of the best and largest festivals in America.  Expected attendance is over 600,000 for festivities and concerts and many events and contests for young and old alike.

Expected Attendance: over 600,000

Kentucky State Fair 2013 dates: Thur, August 15th, 2013 to Sun, August 25th 2013.

Kentucky state fair 2013 festival

Kentucky State Fair 2013 Location and Kentucky Map:

Kentucky State Fair 2013 festival
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
 
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Kentucky State Fair 2013 Festival concert and events

Thursday, August 15, 2013

  • Vertical Horizon
  • Blind Melon

Friday, August 16, 2013

  • EnVogue
  • Unlimited

Saturday, August 17, 2013

  • Chevelle

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

  • Oak Ridge Boys 
  • Jimmy Fortune

Monday, August 19, 2013

  • Casting Crowns

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • Clay Walker
  • Parmalee

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Kelsey K

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
Happy Together Tour

  • The Turtles
  • Chuck Negron
  • Gary Lewis
  • Gary Puckett
  • Mark Lindsay

Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Montgomery Gentry

Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • Theory of a Deadman
  • Blackstone Cherry

 

History of Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair festival is the official state fair of Kentucky which takes place at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. More than 600,000 fill the 520 acres (2.1 km2) of indoor and outdoor exhibits, eat a smorgasbord of food and ride hair-raising, adrenaline-pumping coasters during the 11-day event. The Kentucky State Fair includes competitions in crafts such as quilt-making, homebrew beers, and home-made pastries, as well as fine arts and agricultural competitions. Exhibitor spaces are available and are popular with area and regional businesses.

 

The Kentucky State Fair festival boasts 1,200,000 square feet (110,000 m2) of indoor space that often feature exhibits that include health screenings, gravity-defying acrobats, magical illusionists, balloon sculptors and home improvement demonstrations.  The Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show is one of the fair’s most prestigious events, where attendees and horses travel from various continents. More than 2,000 elite saddlebreds compete in the World’s Championship Horse Show for more than 1.2 million in premiums and awards.  The fair was organized in 1816, just five years after the United States’ first fair in Massachusetts.

Fayette County farmer Colonel Lewis Sanders (no known relation to Colonel Harlan Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame) was the organizer. The event did not become an official state fair until 1902. The fair moved from city to city until 1907, when Louisville became the fair’s permanent home. Churchill Downs has hosted the fair on three separate occasions, particularly during World War II. The fair moved to its current site at the Kentucky Exposition Center in 1956.

In both 2007 and 2008, there were 600 temporary jobs available due to the Kentucky State Fair festival. Due to the high turnover, as many as 1,000 people, if not more, may be hired during the fair to fill the 600 jobs. In 2008 a record turnout to apply for temporary jobs occurred.

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