Come celebrate Capital Expo Festival's 50th Anniversary. Started in 1973, Capital Expo is a festival for the entire family, with two days of continuous fun and free entertainment 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 the 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. 


Expo Idol

Auditions Will Be held at These locations and dates:
Parlays Tavern May 10
Rose's Pub May 11
Miguel's - May 18
More Locations TBD!

Children's Festival 

2023 Capital Expo Festival - Children's Festival
Saturday June 3rd - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Please join Capital Expo Festival for our annual Children’s Festival on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am to 2pm. This year’s festival will feature face painting, sand art, DARE Program, a photo booth, the Kentucky State Police’s Tiny Town, pirate ship rides, a train and more. It’s free for children ages 2 - 12. We hope to see you there!


We are currently looking for entertainment.
Please sign-up on the entertainment page. 

Copyright (c) 2023 Capital Expo Festival