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North American International Livestock Exposition

Largest Livestock Exposition in the World Arrives in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 30,000 animals and their owners from around the globe are moving into the Kentucky Exposition Center as they compete in the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) for nearly $750,000 in premiums and awards. Last year the event drew competitors, exhibitors and attendees from 45 states and nine foreign countries, with an economic impact of $10.5 million. NAILE is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock expo in the world and runs Oct. 30—Nov. 15, 2018. The expo features ten divisions of livestock competition including Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Swine, Sheep, Llama, Alpaca, Draft…


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Get your beds ready LouisvilleKy!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2017 THORNTONS GREAT BED RACES Safelite AutoGlass is New Contributing Sponsor   March 1, 2017. Louisville, KY.  The Derby Festival is looking for teams to participate in this year’s Thorntons Great Bed Races – one of the most unique racing events on the Festival’s schedule. This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, May 1, at Broadbent Arena.  Dozens of teams participate in the event each year and race their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course. Team registration is now open online at KDF.org.   Thorntons returns as title sponsor of the Great Bed Races for…