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11 Reasons You Won’t Want to Miss the 2015 Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair only comes around once a year, and spending a day there is well worth it. The fair is in Louisville at the Kentucky Exposition Center and grounds from August 20th till the 30th.  The very first state fair happened in 1816, but did not become an “official” activity until 1902. In its early years, it was hosted at Churchill Downs a few times before being moved to its current 520 acre location.

If you have never been to the Kentucky State Fair, it is time to check it out. Adult admission is $10, senior citizens and children over 5 get in for $6 and kids aged 5 and under get in free. Seniors only pay $1 admission on senior citizen day, which is August 25th.

Here are 11 reasons you won’t want to miss the fair this year:

County Fairs can be a lot of fun, but there’s no comparison to the actual Kentucky State Fair. Between the food, entertainment, rides and all the unique things to see and do, one could spend a few days at the fair and still not experience it all. Fortunately, the activities are listed with show dates and times, so we can all plan ahead and see what we want to see. Personally, I can’t wait to go eat some, (likely unhealthy) fair food and take a look at what is new this year. Are any readers going to the fair? If so, please share your favorite things to do there in the comments.

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.