Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the admission to the National Farm Machinery Show?
A. There is no cost to attend the National Farm Machinery Show. Parking is $10 per car.
Q. What are the hours of operation for the National Farm Machinery Show?
A. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily
Q. What are the Championship Tractor Pull times?
A. The Championship Tractor Pull starts at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday with an additional pull at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Pulls last approximately 3 hours.
Q. What is the parking fee?
A. Parking is $10 per vehicle at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Q. Do you have express lanes?
A. Cash-only express lanes are available at Gate 1 and Gate 4. Express lanes are also open to those with exhibitor passes or parking passes.
Q. Where do buses park and drop off?
A. Buses can enter gates 2, 3, and/or 4 and drop off in front of Freedom Hall. Parking is available in Lot P.
Q. Is there RV parking? What is the fee?
A. Yes. Overnight RV parking is allowed and is located on the west side of the grounds near Kentucky Kingdom and Gate 2. Parking is $50 per night with electric hook-up and use of dump station. Sites are first come, first served. Contact the Admissions office at (502) 367-5380.
Q. Is there camping available?
A. Yes, dry primitive camping is $30 per night with self-contained generator use only.
Q. Is shuttle service provided?
A. The Kentucky Exposition Center provides shuttle service on Friday and Saturday only.
Q. What do I do if I have lost something during my visit at the National Farm Machinery Show or Championship Tractor Pull?
A. All items found and turned in to the National Farm Machinery Show staff will be taken to the Kentucky Exposition Center Security Office (entrance beside Ticket Office on the east side of Freedom Hall). Call (502) 367-5360.
Q. Can I bring my pet to the National Farm Machinery Show or Championship Tractor Pull?
A. Pets are allowed to accompany visitors to the NFMS; however, they must be kept on a leash or in a pet carrier. No pets are allowed in Freedom Hall for the CTP.
Q. How do I find lost children?
A. Lost children are taken to the KEC Security Office, located near the Ticket Office. If the child is not in that room, the KEC Security Office team will work diligently using the phones and radios to locate the child. Once the child and guardian are reunited, the guardian must sign the Child Release Form and show proper identification.
Q. What is the cost for a Farm Show Guide?
A. Farm Show Guides are FREE and are at the main entrance of every building.
Q. What is the cost for a Championship Tractor Pull souvenir program?
A. Championship Tractor Pull souvenir programs are $5.
Q. Can National Farm Machinery Show jackets be purchased?
A. No, National Farm Machinery Show jackets are not for sale. The jackets are provided for staff members, tractor pull drivers and select sponsors.
Q. Where is the ticket office located?
A. On the east side of Freedom Hall
Q. What is the Blue and Gold Auction?
A. For the third year, BigIron Auctions is partnering with the National Farm Machinery Show to conduct a special auction benefiting the Kentucky FFA Foundation.
Q. Are there scooter rentals available?
A. Gould’s Discount Medical is providing electric ($53 per day), manual wheelchairs ($26.50 per day), and high capacity scooters (limited supply at $79.50 per day). Attendees must call Evelyn for reservations at 502-491-2000 ext. 4330 or 800-876-6846 ext. 4330. Reservations will be accepted until 4pm Friday, Feb. 8th, 2019. Without a reservation, wheelchairs will be given on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can be cancelled with a full refund up to 4 business days before Equipment needs to be returned 15 minutes prior to show closing.