Media Credentials Application

Media credential requests for the 2023 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) and Championship Tractor Pull (CTP) are now being accepted. The NFMS will be held February 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. Tractor pulls are held each evening at 7:00 p.m., plus a 12:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 18. Media credentials are free.

THESE CREDENTIALS ARE FOR WORKING PRESS ONLY.

MEDIA BADGE (updated 6/1/22 and subject to change at any time):
Although there is no admission charge for the National Farm Machinery Show, the media are required to wear the media badge to identify them as working press. Media credentials are required to enter the Official National Farm Machinery Show Media Room. During the Tractor Pulls, a separate media badge will give WORKING PRESS ONLY admission. Up to ONE CTP media badge may be issued per media outlet. CTP seating placement will be the discretion of show management. If you are approved for access to this area, you will need to sign a Release Form in the Communications Department. Limited seating is available. Please be mindful of your space and time in this area to allow other members of the working press access also.

THE MEDIA BADGE IS NOT TRANSFERABLE. PERSONS USING THIS BADGE MAY BE ASKED TO SHOW ADDITIONAL IDENTIFICATION. ANY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS IN THE TRACTOR PULL PRESS AREA WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. ANY MEDIA BADGES IN THEIR POSSESSION WILL BE REVOKED.

PARKING:
Media badges will be used at the gates to cover parking fees for the remainder of your visit to the NFMS/CTP. There is NO reserved area for Media parking.

TO REQUEST CREDENTIALS:
Please use the media credential application form to request credentials. Please call Neal at (502) 367-5156 if you have any questions or need additional information. We cannot accept any applicants who have not completed the online form.

Parking tickets will be mailed upon request. Media badges must be picked up in person as follows:

  • Tentative Schedule Information
  • Beginning Monday, February 1, through Tuesday, February 9, in the Communications Department
    located in the Administrative Offices at the front of Freedom Hall, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Beginning Wednesday, February 15, through Saturday, February 18, in the Official National Farm Machinery Show Media Room located in South Wing B, Rooms 107-109. Media room hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. February 15-17 and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. February 18. Any credentials needed other than these hours must be picked up in the Communications Department, located in the Administrative Offices at the front of Freedom Hall. Parking will not be reimbursed for those picking up their pass during show hours.

Applications are now closed. Please visit this website for applications to the 2023 show starting September 1, 2022. For media inquiries related to the 2023 show, please email neal.jones@kyvenues.com.