The 90th Annual Independence County Fair Starts Today!

Kimberly J. Williams
Today marks the beginning of the 90th annual Independence County Fair in Batesville!

One of the largest county fairs in The Natural State, the Independence County Fair runs through July 24 at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. This year’s event features rides, exhibits and live entertainment.

Live entertainment is always a part of the fair and this year is no exception. Wednesday night’s entertainment is country music artist Daryl Singletary. Thursday night features a performance by Savannah Jack. Ricochet takes to the stage on Friday night, and Arkansas’s own Buddy Jewell is the headliner for Saturday evening. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

Carnival rides are always a large part of the fair, and this year fair-goers can experience a brand-new ride, the Nemesis 360, a European inversion ride. Click here to see a YouTube video of the Nemesis 360 in action. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights are Armband Nights at the Independence County Fair. Beginning at 6 p.m. each night, ride as many rides as often as you like until 10:30 p.m. the same evening. Armbands are $15 each.

Check out complete schedules for the fair by clicking here.

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