11-05-21 – Popular Shopping Experience Returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center
Holiday decorations, Visits with Santa and More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 29, 2021) — Each year shoppers look forward to the North American Country Store, which takes place exclusively during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The shopping destination is located in the North Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center and is open daily Nov. 6-10 and 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are extended hours Nov. 11-13 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shops are open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 for the final day of NAILE.
The North American Country Store features more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and 105 booths offering clothing, belt buckles, sweets, cowboy hats, arts and crafts, books, musical instruments, handcrafted furniture and jewelry. “Cowgirl chic” boutiques with the latest trends in western-style clothing and accessories round out the shopping experience.
All the latest products related to showing livestock are also available, including specialized vehicle trailers for transporting animals and livestock gear, such as bridles and saddles.
When it’s time to take a break from shopping, the food court offers something to tempt everyone’s taste buds – from pizza to pork chops. The Saddle and Sirloin Club is located in the country store, allowing guests to have a restaurant experience without leaving the venue.
In addition to the shopping, the Children’s Barnyard provides opportunities for guests to interact with rabbits, mini-horses, lambs, newly-hatched ducklings and other baby animals.
Kick-off the holiday season with Christmas at the Country Store featuring special Christmas merchandise, decorated booths and more. Santa Claus will make a special appearance Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
North American Country shoppers and expo visitors receive free admission Nov. 9-10. All other days, admission to NAILE is $8 per person and free for children 5 and under. Parking is $10 daily. Entire event passes are available for $60 per person and half event passes are $35 per person. Event passes include parking.
The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock expo in the world and runs Nov. 5-18 throughout the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Per the COVID-19 Face Covering Policy for all executive branch buildings and offices due to COVID-19, a face covering must be worn by everyone in all indoor areas of the Kentucky Exposition Center.