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Kentucky Exposition Center

Your event is center-stage at the Kentucky Exposition Center. We offer 1.2 million square feet of contiguous meeting space to serve events small to large and commit to providing an exceptional experience when working with our staff.

Kentucky International Convention Center

Located at the center of Louisville's bustling downtown, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is showing off it's $207 million renovation and expansion, making it a top tier convention center and a must-see business hub.

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 and North American Championship Rodeo. 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

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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.

David S. Beck

President and CEO

Board Members
Governor Andy Beshear, Governor Commonwealth of Kentucky

Dr. Mark E. Lynn, Chairman, Louisville

H. David Wallace,Vice-Chair, Verona

Secretary of the Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet Mike Berry,
Representing the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,

Edward Bennett, Shelbyville

Dr. Nancy Cox,
Vice President for Land-Grant Engagement and Dean College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Cleo Battle CTA, Louisville
Marshall Coyle, Owingsville
Joseph T. Goggin, Danville
Philip McCoun, Shelbyville
Tandy Patrick, Louisville
Michael Poynter, Stanford
Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Georgetown
Lee Robey, Adairville
Billy Ray Smith, Bowling Green
Dr. David Williams, Danville
James Steven Wilson, Goshen


Representative Richard Heath
Representing Speaker of the House, Mayfield

Senator Paul Hornback
Representing President of the Senate, Shelbyville

Holly M. Johnson,
Finance & Administration Cabinet, Frankfort

Jonathan Pinkston
President, FFA, Harrodsburg

Madison Wilmoth                  
President, 4-H, Hodgenville

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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