Educational Opportunities and Excused Absences for Kentucky Students Visiting the Kentucky State Fair

(August 20, 2019) – There are multiple learning opportunities at the 2019 Kentucky State Fair. Ranging from farming exhibits to World War II displays, visitors will be happy to leave the Fair knowing they learned something new.

Excused Absence

Take a day off from school and come to the Kentucky State Fair. Going to the Fair is a state-wide excused absence for school children. All students need is to pick up a form from Ellen Anderson in the administrative office, fill it out, give it to the school and enjoy the Fair!


AgLand offers unique experiences that are fun, entertaining and educational for any fairgoer. Children can enjoy interactive areas and displays like the corn maze, while adults can learn about different farming techniques and ag-related products. The AgLand petting zoo is perfect for families who love animals like horses, cows, llamas and more. The Southland Dairy Farmers also conduct live milking demonstrations every day of the Fair.

Educational Exhibit

The educational exhibit this year is all about World War II. Learn about American heroes with detailed descriptions about the events of the war, and talk with veterans standing by with information. Find out about the showcased weapons, equipment and technology used in The Great War.

Health Horizons

Visitors can learn more about the medical profession and themselves at Health Horizons. Stick around to look at state-of-the-art medical displays and even get a check-up at the free medical screenings happening daily.

Pride of the Counties

Stroll through all of Kentucky without having to leave the Fair. Pick up information pamphlets and talk to representatives from different counties to learn all about the rich history of the commonwealth. Children can also enjoy fun games and interactive activities scattered across all the counties.