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Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
+1 502-367-5000
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Once you get in, not that bad (but, not that great)

In town for a major volleyball tournament at the Expo Center. Have been there a few times prior for... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Bj J
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Fair rating of an Expo Center

Lets start with Parking during a large event: - Stay away from main gate - There are entrances... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
obiratkenobi
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Maitland, Florida
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The Kentucky Exposition Center is one of the top 10 largest public facilities of its kind in the U.S. Home to the Kentucky State Fair, National Farm Machinery Show, North American International Livestock Expo and some of the top tradeshows in the country.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“state fair” (37 reviews)
“flea market” (16 reviews)
“trade show” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209-1331
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+1 502-367-5000
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

In town for a major volleyball tournament at the Expo Center. Have been there a few times prior for the same reason, plus Freedom Hall for various events, concerts in the distant past. We drove in from north of Louisville for the Saturday morning games...More

Thank Bj J
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KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We certainly understand our outdated conditions and are working diligently to receive funding for facility renovations and parking improvements. Levy's Restaurants is the company in charge of our food concessions. Please feel free...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Lets start with Parking during a large event: - Stay away from main gate - There are entrances marked 1 thru X, and one is the worst. Use the ones on side streets like 4. Quiet in comparison. - Once in. Its a large circle....More

Thank obiratkenobi
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KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience at the Kentucky Exposition Center. We will look into the issues you mentioned and forward to our facility operations team. We hope you made it back to Florida safely!

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Attended club sporting event. Waited over 45 min to enter the grounds. Rarely see such poor flow of traffic and bottlenecks to enter the grounds. Especially when located near highways. Facilities are average with good food variety, although healthy options are very limited.More

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KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We are working on improving our parking to make it more convenient for guests while entering and exiting the facility. Levy's Restaurants is the company in charge of our food concessions. Please feel free to call and share what you would like to see more...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was our first trip to the Expo Center and the Ohio Valley Military Society Show-of-Shows. Both are first rate. The facility is huge so do yourself a favor and Google it to find the best entrance and place to park. You might want to...More

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KentuckyVenues, Communications manager at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed our facility. Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Recently visited the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center for a cheer competition at the Broadbent Center. What a cluster this was. First, there was absolutely no signage whatsoever directing you where to go. We drove around this complex for about half an hour before finding...More

Thank Rob B
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KYExpoCenter, Communications at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Rob, Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for your experience while at our facility. We have forwarded your review to our director of sales and director of operations. We will also let Cheer Derby know about the lack of signage for their event....More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Went to the national farm machinery show here and it was great. Well lit but not harsh lighting like at some convention halls.

Thank Brian P
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KYExpoCenter, Communications at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We're happy you had a positive experience. Hope to see you back at the National Farm Machinery Show next year!

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

I have driven three groups from Wisconsin to the National Farm Equipment Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This is a great venue for a large show, with massive display space and good parking. The food vendors did a really good job feeding large numbers...More

Thank Tom H
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KYExpoCenter, Communications at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Tom, thank you for your review. We're happy you enjoyed your time at the National Farm Machinery Show. Hope to see you back next year!

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We love the national farm machinery show Perfect place for the show Something for everyone Love the new equipment

Thank Mike A
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KYExpoCenter, Communications at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thanks Mike! Hope you see you back at the National Farm Machinery Show next year.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was a great venue for a trade show. super big and you don't have to go outside to see exhibits in other buildings. Very nice facility.

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KYExpoCenter, Communications at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you back at the National Farm Machinery Show next year.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Having rhe responsibilty to handle trade shows across the US for our company, I've been to KEC three times so far. Each time it just gets better. Clean venue, ample parking, great staff. From a vendor point of view this is a great place. Prices...More

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KYExpoCenter, Communications at Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you for your review. We love hearing how much people enjoy events at our facility. Hope you see you back in 2018 for year #4 at the National Farm Machinery Show!

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We were told by RV people at the show that reservations have to to be made at least a year before. We assume hookups are available.
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Not on premises but one close by. Pet Ruff care & treatment.
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Response from KentuckyVenues | Property representative |
We're happy to hear you'll be visiting us for the upcoming archery tournament! The event will take place at the East Hall, North Wing, South Wing A and Broadbent Arena. You can find maps of our facility on the Kentucky... More
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