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The Kentucky State Fair starts next week, and officials want to make this year’s visit more personal and convenient than ever by giving patrons the chance to plan their entire visit before arriving at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
In years past, when entering the gate, fairgoers received a daily schedule, an 88-page booklet complete with information on shows, acts, events and tents. This year, the bulky daily schedule is being replaced by a smaller, easier-to-read fair guide. The fair guide will include all of the happenings at the fair along with their locations compiled in a convenient pamphlet.
Prior to opening day, patrons can utilize a second planning tool — a portable online feature known as “Plan Your Visit.” In short, the “Plan Your Visit” is a virtual itinerary. This build-your-own-schedule will allow patrons to decide what events, shows and exhibits they want to attend and at exactly what time.
“Plan Your Visit” can be accessed through the Kentucky State Fair website at kystatefair.org, by selecting the “General Info” tab and then the “Plan Your Visit” tab. Patrons can select a day they wish to see a schedule of events, choose the events they would like to see and create their itinerary. Patrons can add multiple days to their itinerary, print, save or email their itinerary. The online feature will be accessible on smart phones.
The Kentucky State Fair is an 11-day celebration of the history, heritage and culture of the Bluegrass State. More than 600,000 attend America’s largest indoor fair, which uses over 1.2 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
While its roots are in agriculture, the Kentucky State Fair has grown into a trade and public education exposition, as well as a major entertainment venue. The World’s Championship Horse Show is also during the fair. Attendees and exhibitors contribute over $16.8 million annually in economic impact. The Kentucky State Fair and World’s Championship Horse Show are owned and produced by the Kentucky State Fair Board, an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet.
From Kentucky State Fair