State fairs are a quintessential summertime experience and the 2023 Kentucky State Fair promises that small-town good time. With fun and games, live music and 4H demonstrations, fried foods and ambiance — in the Bluegrass, the Kentucky State Fair is a longtime favorite; an annual event many look forward to year after year. Held 11 days August 17-27, there’s nothing better than the Kentucky State Fair; and with national headliners and new attractions, the 2023 fair promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Check out the 2023 Kentucky State Fair website for more information about what to expect at this over-the-top event. Have you been to the fair in Kentucky in years past? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below. Whether you’re a fair newbie or a long-time fan, this extraordinary event is unforgettable. See more pictures of people you may know on the Kentucky State Fair’s Facebook page.

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Things To Do In The Summer In Kentucky

What are the best well-known summer activities in Kentucky?
Here is a list of several activities to do in the summer in Kentucky from swimming holes to festivals.

  • Plan a small-town getaway at Grand Rivers, Berea, Murray, Greenville, or Augusta, all have attractions, restaurants, shopping, and bits of history you'll want to hear about.
  • Visit an alpaca farm, such as Eagle Bend in Burlington, Kentucky.
  • Hit the beach and see the pristine sand in Dawson Springs at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.
  • Shop at a flea market especially Awesome Flea Market in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.
  • Take a hike to one of Kentucky's beautiful natural arches and bridges.


What is the most popular ice cream store in Kentucky?
Try Rowlett’s Milkhouse Creamery, a family-owned dairy farm and store in Campbellsburg, Kentucky, where you can find homemade ice cream, cheese, and creamy butter. Grab an ice cream cone, a rootbeer float, and we love the banana splits. If you go, just listen to the folks in line bragging about what you're getting ready to taste. This is one you don't want to miss out on.   

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