Kentucky State Fair @ Kentucky Fair & Expo Center

Aug. 16-26

Kentucky Fair & Expo Center
kystatefair.org
$10; 9 a.m.

Attendance at last year’s Kentucky State Fair was 605,565 — but I’m kinda more intrigued with finding out how many corndogs were consumed, or fried Kool-Aid drank, or pigs pet. If the weather cooperates this year, I bet we will surpass that attendance number. Main stage concerts feature Hank Williams Jr., Journey with Pat Benatar, Rascal Flatts, and The Band Perry, while the free concerts include Cinderella with Sebastian Bach, Keith Sweat, Young the Giant, and the Oak Ridge Boys. As always, exhibits, contests, cattle and lots more fill the halls, and live music, beer and people-watching take place outdoors. Dust off that cowboy hat and prepare to chow down. —Sara Havens

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