Arkansas State Fair Starts Tomorrow

Kerry Kraus

Ever since I was little, there’s always been an air of excitement to me about the coming of the Arkansas State Fair. When I was younger, you couldn’t get funnel cakes, candy apples, cotton candy and all that other good stuff anywhere else. There weren’t any amusement parks in the state so the only time you could ride rides was at the fair. And there weren’t many concerts featuring nationally known entertainers. The air of excitement is still there as the 72nd annual Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock opens Oct. 14 and runs through Oct. 23.

You can enjoy fair food, rides, arts and crafts, livestock, and more. Scheduled entertainment includes the Great American Wild West Show, and concerts by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Confederate Railroad, and The Marshall Tucker Band. The 16th Arkansas Times Showcase Winner, the Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Kingsdown, the 18th Monsters of Classic Rock, Riverbilly, Travis Tritt, Foghat, Jefferson Starship and the Texaco Country Showdown round-out the events. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children and senior citizens ages 60 and over, under age six admitted free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Everything takes place at the State Fairgrounds Complex, 2600 Howard Street. Phone 501-372-8341 for more information. See you at the fair!!
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