Leaders confirmed the policy in a tweet yesterday afternoon.
Guests won’t have to mask up outdoors, but staff will be working to enforce the mandate inside buildings.
“We’ll be making announcements. We ask the show managers to help spread the word. Keep informing people to remind people. So we’ll try to encourage compliance with everybody that comes on property,” Kentucky Venues President David Beck said.
The fair is set to run from August 19-29. It’s expected to draw in up to half-a-million people.