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.
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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.
Matthew G. Bevin,
Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Dr. Mark E. Lynn,
Vice Chairman, Secretary,
Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, Louisville
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
Secretary Finance & Administration Cabinet
President, 4-H, California
President, FFA, Bloomfield
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.