Outdoor Demonstration Area

The Kentucky Expo Center (KEC) is renovating GIE+EXPO’s Outdoor Demo Area

More than 126,000 cubic yards of dirt is being relocated to the 20-acre Demo Area to improve drainage and irrigation. Permanent driving lanes will be added as well as sidewalks that extend from Phillips Lane to several hotels and the new main facility gate.

GIE+EXPO has a 38-year relationship with KEC, and we are very thankful for their efforts on our behalf. With the current renovations wrapping up in July, we will certainly see a difference in the Demo Area this October and anticipate even bigger improvements by 2021

The walk from the indoor exhibits to the demo area is a short business trip.

One of GIE+EXPO's most attractive features for exhibitors and visitors alike is the 20+ acre outdoor demonstration area. The Kentucky Exposition Center is the only facility in the U.S. that offers such a large outdoor turf area just a few steps from the indoor exhibits. See the new products indoors; then try them for yourself and compare them with the competition in the demo park.

Outdoor Demo Area Hours:
Thursday, October 21: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday, October 22: 9 AM – 1 PM


Many exhibitors host competitions and games to encourage spirited use of their newest products. Plan to have fun and come away with a few grass stains during GIE+EXPO! Wear your most comfortable work shoes; there's a lot of ground to cover and grass to mow at this show.

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GIE+EXPO Outdoor Demo Area