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Sunday, August 27, 2017
[ details ] Kentucky State Fair
@ 7:00 AM — 10:00 PM
Location
Kentucky Exposition Center; Louisville, KY

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Where: Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville.

• When: Thursday, August 17 to Sunday August 27, 2017. Gates open at 7 a.m. and exhibits open at 9 a.m. midway and tents close around midnight. Exhibit halls close at 10 p.m.

• Directions to Fairgrounds: Located minutes from Louisville International Airport between I-65 and I-264 (937 Phillips Lane) in Louisville. Follow signs reading "Fair/Expo Center" on both interstates leading to the main gate.

Tickets to the Kentucky State Fair

General admission tickets are discounted for kids 12 and under and visitors above the age of 54. Infants and toddlers, two and under, can always enter the fairgrounds for free. Additional tickets are required for the rides. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance, and for the grandstand events at the Kentucky State Fair 2017.

You'll also need to buy tickets if you'd like to see the World's Championship Horse Show, one of the most popular Kentucky State Fair events year after year.

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ADMISSION

Ticket In Advance After Aug. 16
Adult $7 $10
Child (6-12)* $7 $10
Senior (55+) $7 $10
Parking $5 $10
 
*Children 5 and under free.
 
Advance discount tickets and parking are available online and the Kentucky State Fair app through midnight Aug. 16, and at participating Kroger locations* through 10 p.m. Aug. 16.
 
Full price gate admission and parking are available online and at the gate.
 
*Advance tickets are not available at Boyd, Campbell, Boone, Kenton and Mason County Kroger locations.
 

Concert tickets do not include Kentucky State Fair admission and parking. Click below to purchase admission and parking.

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PROMOTIONS

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TARC Riders: Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 28
$6 admission for all TARC riders with daily service (Rt. #2-Second St.) into the fairgrounds.
 

Military Sunday Salute
Sunday, Aug. 20

Free passes for active or retired military and their families. Limit 4. Parking not included. Details at www.govx.com. To download tickets, click here.
 
Thrill Ville Wristband: $10 onsite with military ID.
 

Senior Day (55 and over)
Tuesday, Aug. 22

Free admission before 5 pm. Parking not included.
 

All In: Carload Day
Thursday, Aug. 24

Before 5 pm: $20 per vehicle, $100 for vehicles with 12+ passengers. Parking included.
Parking in advance is $5 per vehicle (car and bus), and available at the Kentucky Exposition Center Ticket Office and all Kroger outlets through August 17 at 10 p.m. Also available through Ticketmaster when ordering advance admission tickets.
 
Free parking is available weekends beginning Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday: Prestonia Lot, across from Gate One, Phillips Lane. This is offered on a first come first served basis. Free parking will not be available at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium this year.
 

READY, SET, APP!

Download the excitement of Kentucky State Fair’s new app! You can personalize your visit and create a schedule of the music, food, exhibits, shows and animals you most want to experience. The free app is packed with all kinds of interactive features.
 

THRILL VILLE

Get ready for the rides of your life! Stop back later for hours, prices and more.
 
Click here for pay-one-price wristbands.
Midway wristbands are good ALL DAY, ANY ONE DAY and can be purchased in advance or on-site during the Fair.
 
• Children (ages 12 and younger with maximum height of 56”) – $12 on-site
• Adults – $25 on-site
 
Wristbands can be purchased online here.
 
Hours
Thursday, August 20 – Opens at 2 p.m.
Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23 – Open at 12 p.m.
Monday, August 24 through Thursday, August 27 – Open at 2 p.m.
Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30 – Open at 12 p.m.
 
 

FAIR & EXHIBIT HOURS

Gates to the Fair open at 7 a.m. and you can start exploring exhibits at 9 a.m. Exhibit halls close at 9 p.m. Sunday–Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday–Saturday. Some areas closer earlier on the last day of the Fair.
 
Depending on the day, you can start lining up for Thrill Ville as early as noon – and keep the fun going to midnight.
 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Bad weather can close, delay or cancel some attractions and events. In the event of inclement weather, the Kentucky State Fair does not offer refunds or rainchecks. But with 1.2 million feet of indoor space, you’re sure to find shows, exhibits, shopping and attractions to entertain yourself!
[ details ] Tuesdays with Morrie play
Location
Rowan County Arts Center

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The Morehead Theatre Guild will present "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom two weekends in August at the Rowan County Arts Center.  The play will be performed August 18, 19, 20, and 25, 26, 27, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.  Tickets are available at the Arts Center, by phone 783-9857, and rcartscenter@gmail.com.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Monday, August 28, 2017
[ details ] Fazoli's Community Bowl Challenge - Royals vs. Vikings (Mason County vs. Rowan County)
Location
Fazoli's

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How do you help your team win?  By dining at your hometown Fazoli's in Morehead or Maysville.  The location with the highest sales from August 28 through August 31, 2017, will be awarded $1,000 for their football program.  All sales:  dine in, carry out, catering, and drive thru will count in the sales totals for each location.  The winner will be announced prior to the game between the Vikings and Royals at Morehead State on September 1, 2017.

[ details ] After school story time for children
@ 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Location
Rowan County Public Library

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Community Education event

[ details ] Driver's education class
@ 4:00 PM — 8:00 PM
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Rowan County Community Education is offering a driver's education class starting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for three weeks.  Cost of the class is $250, and each student gets 24 classroom hours and 12 driving hours.  For more information, call Randy Wallace at 606-784-8956.

[ details ] Conceal and carry class
@ 5:30 PM — 9:30 PM
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Community Education - MCTC is offering a conceal and carry class on August 28-29, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. each night.  The cost of the class is $75.  For more information, call Dennis Perry at 606-783-9342.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
[ details ] Fazoli's Community Bowl Challenge - Royals vs. Vikings (Mason County vs. Rowan County)
Location
Fazoli's

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How do you help your team win?  By dining at your hometown Fazoli's in Morehead or Maysville.  The location with the highest sales from August 28 through August 31, 2017, will be awarded $1,000 for their football program.  All sales:  dine in, carry out, catering, and drive thru will count in the sales totals for each location.  The winner will be announced prior to the game between the Vikings and Royals at Morehead State on September 1, 2017.

[ details ] Conceal and carry class
@ 5:30 PM — 9:30 PM
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Community Education - MCTC is offering a conceal and carry class on August 28-29, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. each night.  The cost of the class is $75.  For more information, call Dennis Perry at 606-783-9342.

[ details ] Blood Drive
@ 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Location
M. S. U. Button Drill Hall

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Kentucky Blood Center announces a blood drive Tuesday and Wednesday, August 29 - 30, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Button Drill Hall at Morehead State University.  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting www.kybloodcenter.org or calling 800-775-2522, ext. 3758.  Everyone 18 years and older who registers to give blood will be automatically entered to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander.

[ details ] Sock class
@ 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Location
Coffeetree Books

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Community Education event - three classes - August 15, 22, and 29, 2017

$30 charge

[ details ] Chess club
@ 5:00 PM — 8:30 PM
Location
Rowan County Public Library

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Rowan County chess club meets at the Rowan County Public Library every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  All are welcome to learn and play.  Middle and high school students are invited.  Chess pieces and board are provided.

[ details ] Sit and knit
@ 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Location
CoffeeTree Books

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Community Education event

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
[ details ] Fazoli's Community Bowl Challenge - Royals vs. Vikings (Mason County vs. Rowan County)
Location
Fazoli's

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How do you help your team win?  By dining at your hometown Fazoli's in Morehead or Maysville.  The location with the highest sales from August 28 through August 31, 2017, will be awarded $1,000 for their football program.  All sales:  dine in, carry out, catering, and drive thru will count in the sales totals for each location.  The winner will be announced prior to the game between the Vikings and Royals at Morehead State on September 1, 2017.

[ details ] Blood Drive
@ 11:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Location
M. S. U. Button Drill Hall

More Information

Kentucky Blood Center announces a blood drive Tuesday and Wednesday, August 29 - 30, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Button Drill Hall at Morehead State University.  Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting www.kybloodcenter.org or calling 800-775-2522, ext. 3758.  Everyone 18 years and older who registers to give blood will be automatically entered to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander.

[ details ] Driver's education class
@ 4:00 PM — 8:00 PM
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Rowan County Community Education is offering a driver's education class starting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for three weeks.  Cost of the class is $250, and each student gets 24 classroom hours and 12 driving hours.  For more information, call Randy Wallace at 606-784-8956.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
[ details ] Fazoli's Community Bowl Challenge - Royals vs. Vikings (Mason County vs. Rowan County)
Location
Fazoli's

More Information

How do you help your team win?  By dining at your hometown Fazoli's in Morehead or Maysville.  The location with the highest sales from August 28 through August 31, 2017, will be awarded $1,000 for their football program.  All sales:  dine in, carry out, catering, and drive thru will count in the sales totals for each location.  The winner will be announced prior to the game between the Vikings and Royals at Morehead State on September 1, 2017.

[ details ] Back to school book sale
@ 9:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Location
Rowan County Public Library

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The Friends of the Library are having a special BOGO sale during the month of August.  Buy one book, get one free on Tuesday, August 15; Wednesday, August 23; and Thursday, August 31.  Visit the Friends Bookstore inside the Rowan County Public Library during normal library hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

[ details ] After school story time for children
@ 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Location
Rowan County Public Library

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Community Education event

[ details ] Sit and knit
@ 4:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Location
CoffeeTree Books

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Community Education event

[ details ] Morehead State University football vs. Kentucky Christian
@ 6:00 PM
Location
Morehead State University

Friday, September 1, 2017
[ details ] White Oak Pumpkin Patch Opening Day
Location
White Oak, KY

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Opening day for Pumpkin Patch 2017 is September 1st! White Oak Pumpkin Patch is located in White Oak, KY, on US460E, 10 miles from West Liberty and 11 miles from Salyersville.

[ details ] Outdoor Market (April - October)
@ 4:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Location
Rowan County Arts Center

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Local food and produce, arts and crafts, kids' activities, music, and more

[ details ] First Friday
@ 4:00 PM — 7:00 PM
Location
Rowan County Arts Center

[ details ] Optimist Club Bingo
@ 7:00 PM
Location
Cave Run Bingo Hall

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Join the Morehead Optimist Club at Cave Run Bingo Hall on U. S. 60 West of Morehead every Friday and Saturday evening.  Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7 p.m.  Each week the Optimist Club sponsors a group that supports Rowan County youth.  Those 18 years old or older are invited to enjoy an evening of fun while helping support the sponsored group.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
[ details ] Sit and knit
@ 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location
CoffeeTree Books

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Community Education event

[ details ] Lego Club
@ 1:00 PM
Location
Rowan County Public Library

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The monthly Lego Club meeting for children ages 5 - 12 is the last Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Rowan County Public Library.

[ details ] Good Times Cruise In
@ 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Location
Jennings' Body Shop

[ details ] Optimist Club Bingo
@ 7:00 PM
Location
Cave Run Bingo Hall

More Information

Join the Morehead Optimist Club at Cave Run Bingo Hall on U. S. 60 West of Morehead every Friday and Saturday evening.  Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7 p.m.  Each week the Optimist Club sponsors a group that supports Rowan County youth.  Those 18 years old or older are invited to enjoy an evening of fun while helping support the sponsored group.


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