Kentucky Exposition Center

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…


mutt madness

Rescue Dogs Hope to Find New Homes at LouisvilleKY’s MUTT MADNESS during GIE+EXPO

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO notes economic and humanitarian impact LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — MUTT MADNESS, a dog adoption event for attendees at GIE+EXPO, will take place Thursday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Held in partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) and GIE+EXPO, the leading trade show in the outdoor power, landscaping and garden equipment industries, the event offers an opportunity for rescue dogs to find their forever homes. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)’s education platform, TurfMutt, and the trade show will donate a $10,000 check to KHS during the event…


street rod nationals

Street Rod Nationals Returns to LouisvilleKY this weekend

  Over 10,000 Vintage Cars Heading for City Streets LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Louisville will once again roll out the red carpet to hundreds of brightly colored street rods and vintage automobiles as the city welcomes back the National Street Rod Association’s (NSRA) Annual Street Rod Nationals, August 2 – 5, at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC).  This year’s gathering will mark the 49th anniversary of this popular summer ritual.  Louisville has hosted the group for 24 years, with this year being the twenty-first consecutive year the city has put out the welcome mat. The annual show generates more than $16.5 million in…


Skills

SkillsUSA Conference Prepares 6,500 Career and Tech Students in LouisvilleKY this weekend

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  —The city is ready to host the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades when the 54th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center June 24-29. The event brings with it an estimated economic impact of $26.2 million to Louisville.   More than 18,000 students including middle, high and college students along with teachers, education leaders and representatives from 600 national corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions participate in the event. SkillsUSA instructional programs represent 130 different occupational areas.   The conference highlight is the annual SkillsUSA Championships, June 27-28. During the competition, top…


derby marathon

LouisvilleKY construction means minor changes for KDF Marathon and mini

Race Expo Temporarily Moves to Kentucky Exposition Center March 30, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana due to the renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). The races are set for Saturday, April 29. The courses for both the miniMarathon and Marathon will be diverted one block to Second Street. This will affect the half marathon between mile 12 and 13; and the full marathon at mile 25. Marathon runners will also notice small changes between mile 13 and 14,…


vex robotics

Thousands of robots descend on Louisville Ky this week

Over 1,000 Student-Led Robotics Teams Converge At VEX Worlds – Gathering Under One Roof, In One City, From Around The Globe For One Epic Celebration The largest 4-day robotics competition begins this week with teams from 37 nations in Louisville, Kentucky on April 20-23, 2016! Photos from VEX World’s Facebook page. GREENVILLE, Texas, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — VEX Worlds 2016 kicks off this week! Presented by the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation, this culminating event brings together the top 1,000 teams from around the world in one city and under one roof for…