LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas State Fair starts today and for the next ten days, patrons can enjoy a variety of free concerts, unique food, livestock competitions, various creative arts contests, interesting attractions, professional bull riding and much more.
THV's Tom Brannon got a preview of everything the fair will offer this year, from artery-clogging fried food to new rides and even a baby camel. Check out the videos!
The fair opens each day at 11:00 a.m. Advance Purchase Ride Passes will be available at 34 participating Walgreens stores in Arkansas and redeemable for a one-day unlimited ride armband at the State Fair. The special $20 pass can be redeemed at midway ticket booths any day of the Fair, except Dollar Day on Monday, October 15, and will save patrons three dollars.
Patrons can also purchase advance gate admission for just $6.99 and a Family Value Pack for $42.95. The value pack includes four Fair admission tickets (good for any age), one parking pass, 24 ride coupons and $10 in food coupons. Family Value Packs may be purchased at the Fairgrounds Ticket Office, on-line at www.ArkansasStateFair.com, by phone at (501) 372-8341 or at participating Walgreens locations. Food coupons are redeemable at any Food Court vendor and in Barton Coliseum. (Coupons not accepted at carnival food vendors.)
Daily admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children (ages 6 to 12) and senior adults (ages 60 and over) and free to children under six. Fairgrounds parking is $5 per vehicle.