Kentucky State Fair Board

Press Release Date:  Monday, June 06, 2005  
Contact Information:  Amanda Storment
VP / PR & Media
(502) 367-5180

LOUISVILLE, KY… The Kentucky State Fair is striving to make this year’s experience fun and hassle free. Fairgoers can now go online to purchase discount admission and ride tickets, as well as register and pay for some of their competitive entries.

Advance discount gate admission and ride tickets are now offered through the Kentucky State Fair web site, By visiting the online General Store and completing the order form, ticket buyers can receive advance discount prices combined with the convenience of having the tickets mailed directly to their doorstep. Those who act before August 11 will receive advance discount prices for gate admission to the Fair - $5 for adults (regularly $7) and $2 for children and seniors (regularly $3). Visitors to the site can also purchase 30 Thrillway ride tickets, good for carnival rides, games and even some of the rides at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, for only $15.00 – a 33% savings!  

It is now also easier and more convenient to enter rabbits, pigeons and poultry into competition at the Fair. The new addition of online entry registration, linked from the home page of the Fair web site, eliminates paperwork and allows entries to be submitted instantly. Using “shopping cart” technology, the process is designed so fairgoers can easily add and review entries and pay the associated fees. Additional categories for online entry registration will be available next year.

Ticket purchases and entry fees can be made through this secure web site using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. A $1 handling fee will be added to all online orders.

The Kentucky State Fair will be held August 18-28 at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville. For more information about purchasing tickets online or using the State Fair Registration System, visit