Kentucky State Fair Kentucky State Fair Attendance Exceeds 600,000 By Associated Press • Aug 31, 2017 kystatefair.org The Kentucky State Fair drew more than 609,000 visitors during an 11-day run, exceeding last year's attendance by more than 44,000. Kentucky State Fair Draws 564,000 In 11-Day Run By Associated Press • Sep 2, 2016 kystatefair.org Officials say this year's Kentucky State Fair drew 564,937 people during its 11-day run in Louisville. Record Bid Placed For Ky. Grand Champion Ham By Associated Press • Aug 21, 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau A nearly 16-pound ham sold for $2 million on Thursday at the Kentucky State Fair. Ky. State Fair Attendance Down Slightly from 2011 By Associated Press • Aug 29, 2012 LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky State Fair Board officials say attendance at this year's state fair reached 599,854, narrowly missing the 600,000 mark it's passed the last three years. Prize Ham Brings $300,000 At Farm Bureau Auction By Associated Press • Aug 23, 2012 Scott Hams LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Louisville physician has offered the winning bid of $300,000 for a prize ham at a Kentucky Farm Bureau charity event in Louisville.