Tagged: arkansas state fair

Hotel Bookings, Prices Rise During Arkansas State Fair

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 1:59 pm

The Arkansas State Fair kicked off Thursday in Little Rock, and hotel price comparison website hotelscombined.com has released its findings on how the event is affecting area bookings and prices.

Arkansas State Fair Announces Nostalgia-Packed Concert Lineup

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 7/20/2017 12:00 am

Well, we know what will be in our Spotify queue for the next few months.

Arkansas State Fair Expands to 11 Days with Thursday Opening

by Associated Press 1/13/2017 7:36 am

Arkansas State Fair officials have announced that the fair will expand, open a day earlier and have a new carnival operator in 2017.

6 Events for Weekend Fun

by Lydia McAllister 10/20/2016 8:00 am

With Halloween right around the corner, family-friendly spooky events are in season. From Boo at the Zoo to the Annual Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at The Wonder Place, we've got you covered on all things Hallows Eve.

1st Day Attendance at Arkansas State Fair Above Last Year

by Associated Press 10/17/2016 6:48 am

Arkansas State Fair General Manager Ralph Shoptaw says attendance on the first day of the fair was up 16 percent over last year.

This Year's Best New Food at the Arkansas State Fair

by Jess Ardrey 10/13/2016 8:38 am

Warning: These eats are not for the faint of heart. And we mean that both figuratively and literally.

All’s Fair in Midway Food: New Twists in Tradition

by Kyle Massey 10/13/2016 12:00 am

Just about everyone cherishes memories of a carnival corn dog, with its salty frank nestled in a fried cornmeal jacket. Well, you can take those memories and dunk them in chocolate!

Arkansas State Fair Sets New Attendance Record

by Associated Press 10/19/2015 10:35 am

LITTLE ROCK - Attendance at the 2015 Arkansas State Fair has broken a five-year-old record by just more than 900.

Arkansas State Fair Sees Busy Opening Weekend

by Associated Press 10/12/2015 1:08 pm

More than 160,000 people visited the Arkansas State Fair during its opening weekend.

Arkansas State Fair Begins 10-Day Run in Little Rock

by Associated Press 10/9/2015 7:31 am

The Arkansas State Fair opens its gates Friday for a 10-day run featuring concerts, rides and new types of fair food.

Taste of Tuesday: Funnel Cake Cupcake Recipe from Brown Sugar Bakeshop

by Jess Ardrey 10/6/2015 8:39 am

Brown Sugar Bakeshop is offering state fair-inspired confections for a limited time, and we are downright giddy about getting our hands on one of the recipes via our sister publication, Little Rock Family.

Arkansas State Fair Attendance Down 8.6 Percent From 2013

by Associated Press 10/20/2014 11:17 am

Officials with the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock say attendance during the final six days of the fair rebounded with improved weather - but fell short of 2013 numbers.

Weekend To-Do List: 13 Events to Check Out

by Lee Hogan 10/9/2014 8:30 am

It's another winning roundup of weekend events. See what made our to-do list!

Arkansas State Fair Draws 445K Over 10 days

by Associated Press 10/21/2013 2:55 pm

The Arkansas State Fair says 445,314 people went through the gates during the 10-day run of the event, 2,000 shy of last year's attendance but still better than six of the previous 10 years.

Visit the Arkansas State Fair Through Sunday

by Lauren James 10/14/2013 8:00 am

The Arkansas State Fair -- offering entertainment, rides (including a full-size roller coaster), livestock shows, a petting zoo, pony rides, exhibits, talent competitions, beauty competitions, eats and drinks, and daily promotions -- will continue through Sunday (Oct. 20).

Weekend Family Fun: ASO's Halloween Spooktacular, Farm Day at the Zoo, CabotFest and More

by Blair Neel 10/10/2013 12:50 pm

In addition to this weekend's major openings of the Arkansas State Fair and Magic Screams, families will have plenty to keep them busy. Experience the spooky sounds of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Spooktacular, rock out to kindie band Tim and the Space Cadets, hear a masterful storyteller at StoryFest, support friends with Down Syndrome at the Central Arkansas Buddy Walk, and more.

Chow Down on Fried Jell-O, Apple Pie Funnel Cake and Meat on a Stick at the Arkansas State Fair

by Blair Neel 10/8/2013 5:30 pm

What should you sample at the 2013 Arkansas State Fair -- how about a fried pineapple upside down cake or a porkchop sundae? Here are a few of the wacky (and delicious) food offerings at this year's fair.

Photos: Arkansas State Fair

by Karen Martin 10/18/2012 10:42 am

Gorgeous fall weather and high spirits are in abundance at this year's Arkansas State Fair, going on through Sunday (Oct. 21). Photographer Mark Wagner catches the mood with these photos.

Single-Day Attendance Record at Arkansas State Fair

by Associated Press 10/15/2012 8:38 am

Rain kept crowds away from the Arkansas State Fair on opening day but organizers say a single-day record of 88,769 people went through the gates the following day.

Arkansas State Fair Continues Through Sunday

by Karen Martin 10/15/2012 7:47 am

Arkansas State Fair -- offering entertainment, rides (including a full-size roller coaster), livestock shows, a petting zoo, pony rides, exhibits, talent competitions, beauty competitions, eats and drinks, and daily promotions -- continues through Sunday (Oct. 21).