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Kentucky Exposition Center

Ranked 6th in leading convention centers in the U.S. by size.

Kentucky International Convention Center

Undergoing renovation to increase in size by more than a third, the expanded convention center reopens Summer, 2018.

Kentucky Venues owns and produces a number of signature events each year.

About Kentucky Venues

Under the Kentucky Venues brand, two major convention and exhibition facilities - the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center - serve regional, national and international clients. Governed by the Kentucky State Fair Board, Kentucky Venues also produces signature events: the Kentucky State Fair, World’s Championship Horse Show, National Farm Machinery Show, Championship Tractor Pull, North American International Livestock Exposition, North American Championship Rodeo and All-In Hoopfest. From agriculture to technology, autos to entertainment, and athletics to livestock, Kentucky Venues has the facility, capacity and services to make your event a success.

News & Publications

Click on the links below to download pdfs of the documents.


The Kentucky State Fair Board is the governing body of Kentucky Venues. With members representing agriculture, business and education, the board was first created in 1938 to oversee the Kentucky State Fair.

Board Members
Matthew G. Bevin,
Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky

Dr. Mark E. Lynn,
Chairman, Louisville

Don Parkinson,
Vice Chairman, Interim CEO, Secretary,
Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, Louisville

Commissioner Ryan Quarles,
Kentucky Department of Agriculture Georgetown

Dr. Nancy Cox,
Dean and Director, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment University of Kentucky, Lexington

Jennifer Barber, Louisville
Edward Bennett, Shelbyville
Ryan Bivens, Hodgenville
Marshall Coyle, Owingsville
Sharon Furches, Murray
Joseph T. Goggin, Danville
Michael J. Grisanti, Louisville

Philip McCoun, Shelbyville
Michael Poynter, Stanford
H. David Wallace, Verona
David Williams, Danville

William Landrum,
Secretary Finance & Administration Cabinet

Deborah Myers,
President, 4-H, California

Martin Williams,
President, FFA, Bloomfield

Mission Statement

Kentucky Venues shall promote the progress of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and stimulate public interest in the advantages and development of the Commonwealth by providing the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center for exhibitions, conventions, trade shows, public gatherings, cultural activities and other functions. In managing these two facilities, Kentucky Venues resolves to advance Kentucky’s agriculture and tourism industries and economy while serving the entertainment, cultural and educational interests of the public.

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