Come celebrate Capital Expo Festival's 42nd Anniversary. Started in 1973, Capital Expo is a festival for the entire family, with three days of continuous fun and free entertainment at the Capital Plaza Complex in historic downtown Frankfort Kentucky.

Whether just looking or buying, you don't want to miss one of Capital Expo Festival's oldest traditions, our Artisans. Featuring primitive woodcrafts, wearable art, mosaics, handmade sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, paintings, pottery, hand turned wooden bowls, Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Proud items and woodworking to name a few.

Come hungry to Capital Expo Festival, you will find a large variety of food and beverages to satisfy any palate. Capital Expo has something for everyone, Carnival rides, Funnel Cake 5K Race, a Classic Car Show, continuous live entertainment on 2 stages, a Children's Festival, and Rumble on the River, the Fireworks display Friday, June 5th at 10 pm.


Childern's Festival
2015 Capital Expo Festival - Children's Festival
Saturday June 6th - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

All activities are free for children ages 2 through 12 including; Trackless train rides by the Shriners, Captain Carlos Pirate Ship, balloon making, face painting,sand art,Rosies Petting Zoo and Pony rides and photos by Clear Choice Photo Booth. Bring all of the kids down for a free fun filled day!
Funnel Cake 5k

3nd Annual
Capital Expo Festival
Funnel Cake 5k

8 a.m. Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Capital Plaza Complex & Downtown Frankfort
Frankfort, KY 40601

ENTRY FEES:   $25 with shirt

Race Day: Registration and packet pick up will be Friday, June 5, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The registration will be located at Expo in front of the main stage (YMCA side) in the information tent.
Awards: Given to the top male and female as well as age group awards.
Expo Contact: Becky Cottongim (502) 545-1211 Email:

Online registration now available

Mail entry form with Check (made out to the Frankfort Striders) to:   Get Form Here
Becky Cottongim, Capital Expo Festival, Inc., Funnel Cake 5k, P.O. Box 714, Frankfort KY 40601.
Donations from the race will be going to help out student athletes via WeWannaPlay. They are on a mission to make sure every financially qualifying Franklin County student athlete that wishes to participate in middle or high school varsity sports has that opportunity and is not held back by the escalating costs of uniforms, equipment, fees, etc...
Persons interested in participating in this year’s 2015 Capital Expo Festival,
contact one of our staff members listed below.

Get your applications or requests in NOW while space is available.

Arts & Crafts- Sherri McMillin: 502-695-1958 or Robin Johnston: 502-695-6975
Children’s Festival- Robin Moore: 502-803-5302
Funnel Cake 5k run- Becky Cottingim (Expo Contact) (502) 545-1211
Entertainment- Pat Talley, John Sykes, Thomas Badgett:
Food & Vendor Booths Amanda Presley: 502-320-9247

The 2015 Arts & Crafts Application is available here.

The 2015 Food and Vendor Application is available here.

Funnel Cake 5k run registration form here.
Online registration here