Department of Travel and Tourism
'Kentucky Experience' to Be on View at State Fair Aug. 18-28
The Kentucky Experience, an exposition of attractions throughout the Bluegrass State, will be on display when the Kentucky State Fair opens in Louisville Aug. 18, 2011.
The collection of displays presenting points of interest throughout the state’s nine tourism regions will remain on view in South Wing A of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center for the fair’s run through Aug. 28.
The Kentucky Experience has been displayed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort since May 7 – Kentucky Derby Day.
“The Kentucky Experience is a great fit for the state fair, which celebrates all things Kentucky,” said Travel and Tourism Department Commissioner Mike Cooper. “Come out for a great time and learn about your home state.”
The Department of Travel and Tourism originally created the displays for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in fall 2010. There, the Kentucky Experience provided an introduction to the Bluegrass State and encouraged travel around the Commonwealth by the 400,000-plus spectators who attended the equestrian games from 63 countries and all 50 states.
The World Equestrian Games had an economic impact of $201.5 million on Kentucky, according to a study commissioned by the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.
For more information about the state fair, visit www.kystatefair.org.
The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is an agency within the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, which promotes the Commonwealth as a travel destination. Tourism in Kentucky has an economic impact of $11.3 billion, employs about 170,000 people and generates $1.2 billion in taxes.