Union County Fair & Expo Center
Featuring the Dr. John A. Arnold Arena & Convention Center
125 Pryor Blvd.
Sturgis, KY 42459
Located 35 miles south of Henderson, KY, on US 60/KY109 in Sturgis, KY. It is also 35 miles west of Madisonville & 50 miles each of Paducah. The facilities include the following:
CONVENTION CENTER: A state-of-the-art sound system with seating for up to 350 people for a dinner or theater-style seating for up to 750 people. It has a full-service catering kitchen & restroom facilities. There is paved parking for 400 vehicles & is handicapped accessible. The convention center can be divided into 3 rooms, and there is also a dance floor.
ARENA: It measures 44,000 square feet & the arena floor is 100-ft. x 240-ft. with a 24-foot ceiling. Heating, air conditioning, & exhaust systems provide total comfort. Professional lighting & a sprinkler system add additional safety. It is readily accessible to large machinery, and there is bleacher seating for 3,000 and concert seating for up to 5,000.
STAGING AREA: Attached to the arena is a 65-ft. x 175-ft. staging area with a 25-ft. ceiling. It is also equipped with several horse stalls.
GRANDSTANDS & TRACK: A 1/2-mile dirt track & a grandstand area taht can host almost any outdoor event, including truck pulls, rodeos, harness racing, horse events, motorcycle events, etc.
HORSE BARN: Contains 42 stalls.
RV HOOK-UPS: The grounds outside the convention center/arena are equipped with 44 hook-ups for recreational vehicles, complete with electricity & water, along with a sewage dump station.
CONCESSIONS: Adjacent to both the arena & convention center is a modern, fully-equipped concession booth that offers the latest in snacks & drinks along with the old standbys. With an expert staff & competitive pricing, the concession stand can serve the needs of any group.