William “Bill” Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center


Completed in 1976, the then Western Kentucky Livestock Show and Exposition Center was built in response to requests by the Western Kentucky Horseman’s Association, Purebred Livestock Associations and various friends of Murray and Western Kentucky. The facility was renamed in dedication to its first director, William “Bill” Cherry, in 2006. The Cherry Expo Center complex is made up of a multi-purpose event facility that consists of a 20,000 square-foot dirt floor arena with graduated seating for 2,784; an 8,647 square foot staging area with 6 stall wash rack; a 100 seat classroom; 20 station RV electrical hookup area; and dedicated detached 40 stall barn with truck scale. The event facility also includes an elevated announcer’s stand, show office, and sound mixing booth for the in-house sound system. In addition, the complex maintains an inventory of portable rough stock panels, gates, and misc rodeo equipment to provide customizable setups for just about any type of livestock event. The Cherry Expo Center is well suited to serve rodeos, livestock and horse shows, motorsports and a variety of other exhibitions, conferences, and events.

Located in Murray, KY and with two of the largest manmade lakes in America at its doorstep, the Cherry Expo Center is situated close to over 170,000 acres of National Recreation Forests and over 3000-miles of undeveloped shores and 300 miles of waters. The Kentucky lakes and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are overflowing with attractions and activities.

Featured Amenities

In-House Catering
Running Trails
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


Murray State University,

2101 College Farm Road,

Murray Murray, 42071