McCracken County Kentucky

300 Clarence Gaines St

Paducah, KY 42003


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Craig Clymer

Craig Clymer
Judge Executive

Bill Bartleman
First Dist. Com.

Richard Abraham
Second Dist. Com.

Edwin Jones
Third Dist. Com.

Ryan Norman

David Knight

Amanda Melton
County Coroner

Cade Foster
County Attorney

Jamie Huskey
County Clerk

Bill Dunn

Carson Park

The Carson Park fairgrounds and historical race track are located in the heart of Paducah, Kentucky.  Luther Carson donated the park to McCracken County in 1936 for horse shows, county fairs and horse training.

Today Carson Park has over 40 newly remodeled stalls where the public can board horses in a safe, loving, and affordable environment. Horses are stabled and trained year-round. Daily harness training is open for public viewing from October to May. Several horse shows take place in the large outdoor riding arena from May to October.

Carson Park offers overnight camping throughout the park at reasonable rates. Floral Hall, built in 1882, is located in the park and is available to rent. The spacious venue is great for any event from reunions to weddings.

The public can enjoy many activities throughout the year such as the McCracken County Fair which takes place on the last full week of June and the Lions Club Antique Tractor & Gas Engine Show the third week of September.

Rental Fees:

See rental agreements for rates.

For questions or more information regarding rentals please contact

Floral Hall

Photos from the Open House following the 2022 renovations.

Previous slide
Next slide

Rental Agreements:

Contact Information:

For general inquiries or to view a facility

Tony Masing

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday
7:00am – 3:00pm
Note: hours are subject to change

To reserve a facility contact

Pam Souder

Office Address:
300 Clarence Gaines Street
Paducah, KY 42001

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
Note: hours are subject to change

Previous slide
Next slide