Crowne Plaza Hotel (Louisville Airport) is the official Eastern
National 4-H Horse Roundup hotel. Online and phone reservations will be
accepted. ROOMS BOOK QUICKLY.
A dedicated booking website has been created for you to make, modify
and cancel hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any
room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. To
preview the hotel website and information, please click this link.
You are welcome to seek rooms elsewhere. When searching for
hotels in the Louisville area, make sure to look near the
Kentucky Fair and Expo Center or the Louisville International
Airport. The fairgrounds is situated less than a mile north of
the airport on Phillips Lane (several hotels on this street).
Crittenden Drive and Preston Highway are also in close proximity
and have a few hotels.
The North American International Livestock Expo
NAILE is much more than an ordinary showcase of livestock.
Throughout the show, visitors will enjoy the Giant Country Store
with its nearly 150 commercial vendors selling everything from
fine jewelry and food to western clothing and farm supplies.
Global industry standards are annually established during the
show as breeders merchandise bloodlines and genetics to local
and international interests. Altogether, more than 140 shows,
sales, breed meetings, entertainment events, and judging
contests are held during the 14-day event.
The Giant Country Store is located in the North Wing. Store
hours are 7:30 am - 6:00 pm on Saturday and 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on
Livestock events that will take place during our contest are the
Quarter Horse, dairy cattle, dairy goat, llama and alpaca shows.
Badges, Admission, and Parking Fees
All contestants and 1 coach per event per state will receive a
badge that will allow you to enter the expo grounds at no cost. Anyone else in your vehicle will need to pay
an $8 admission fee. Season/Parking passes are available for sale, but we
have found that will not necessarily save non-badge holders
money. Vehicle parking passes are $8 per day and only needed for Saturday
and Sunday. Friday entrance will not need a parking pass. Guests (anyone other than a contestant and the 1 coach) must pay an $8 admission per day. We suggest
that once you enter the grounds, give the
badges to those that need to come and go during the day, or just
plan to stay on the grounds. There are several places where
meals can be purchased within the expo.
Places to Eat/Things to Do
The best website to find this type of information is www.gotolouisville.com.
If you want to stay close, we recommend a visit to Churchill
Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum (located on Central Ave.). A
great place to eat is the Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe located on
See Contest Contacts if you have