The North American International Livestock Exposition is celebrating its 46th year as the World’s Largest Purebred Livestock Show. Equine, cattle, swine, goats, sheep and multiple other species are shown by exhibitors that come from across the nation to compete for a championship title they can bring back to their hometown. Before making your way to the Kentucky Expo Center, here are some tips to make this your best NAILE experience yet!
- Wear Comfy Shoes
With so many things to see at the expo, you’ll want to spend an entire day here! This means lots of walking to and from exhibits as well as standing at your favorite shops in the marketplace. Wearing some comfortable shoes will make your experience more enjoyable and let you stay for as long as you’d like.
- Bring Some Cash
From Ehrler’s Ice Cream to burgers and brisket served by Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, you can find something delicious to eat during your time at the expo. Most vendors will only accept cash, so bringing some will guarantee your taste buds have a great experience!
- Take Lots of Photos
There are so many great things to see at the expo- from cattle and sheep to horses and donkeys, there is something for everyone! This is a great opportunity to take photos of the animals, activities and yourselves having a blast here at NAILE. Be sure to capture and share the moment with the hashtag “#NAILE19”!
- Learn Something New
NAILE is the perfect opportunity for you to learn something about the livestock industry. Take this opportunity to ask breeders and exhibitors about their animals- they are always willing to share.
- Have Fun
Enjoy your time at the expo! This is a great event for families and people of all ages. After all, you’ll have to wait a whole year to come back!
NAILE also hosts numerous judging contests for 4-H, FFA and collegiate youth to test their skills against peers from all over the nation. Public speaking, livestock judging and quiz bowls are just a few of the opportunities these youth have to enhance their knowledge and talents within the agriculture industry.
The North American Championship Rodeo (Great Lakes Finals) will be held from Nov. 14-16 in Freedom Hall at the center. From bull riders to clowns, the top men and women in each category come to compete in the circuit finals of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
Going on now until Nov. 21, the livestock expo promises something of interest for every member of the family.