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Carson Park

Meeting Facilities 

An array of events fill the grandstand and fairgrounds of Carson Park with eager visitors throughout the year! The annual McCracken County Fair is a Paducah tradition more than fifty years strong. See talent contests and beauty pageants, livestock shows, races and demolition derby, live entertainment and carnival rides on the midway. The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show features nearly 800 antique gasoline and steam-powered engines. The exhibits combined with tractor pulls, a flea market, barbecue, live music and a parade create a delightful September weekend. Carson Park also provides a venue for you to experience the unbridled spirit of Kentucky’s legendary horse culture. Recurring Southern Horse Owners & Exhibitors open breed horse shows feature English and Western riding styles. Participate in competitions in hand classes, showmanship and driving. Training and stabling facilities at the park provide an outlet to elevate your equestrian skills and house your horses while in Paducah. Travelers may rent a stall for $10 per night or $35 monthly.

Facility Info
  • Description Capacity:
    Covered Stage-960 Sq. Ft., Grandstand Seats-3,300
Western Kentucky Pride Festival May 29 - 31, 2020 Location: Carson Park Admission: $5 Phone: (270) 408-5428
McCracken County Fair at Carson Park Jun 22 - 27, 2020 Location: Carson Park Recurrence: Recurring daily Phone: (270) 883.1FUN
Paducah Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show Sep 17 - 19, 2020 Location: Carson Park Recurrence: Recurring daily

We encourage travelers to call ahead and visit websites to confirm plans as local attractions have announced temporary closures in response to COVID-19. Reference our COVID-19 resource page for updated local information! 

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