October 18 State Fair Attendance


LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 19, 2019) – More beautiful fall weather at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds Friday delivered another excellent day of attendance at the 80th annual event.

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Arkansas State Fair Attendance Shines on a Sunny Friday

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LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 19, 2019) – More beautiful fall weather at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds Friday delivered another excellent day of attendance at the 80th annual event.

Friday’s attendance of 55,310 on a cool, sunny day was well ahead of the attendance figure on the second Friday last year when only 19,185 showed up on a rainy day.

Friday’s attendance brought the 2019 fair total to 341,241. That’s significantly ahead of last year’s attendance through the second Friday when 215,545 had visited the fair.

General Manager Doug White was ebullient in his comments about the fair’s attendance.

“We’re having a great fair,” an enthusiastic White stated, “and we’ve seen seven really strong days out of eight. If we end up with just one day of rain through this Sunday, we will be elated.”

White continued, “According to the forecast, Saturday and Sunday appear to be ideal days to enjoy the fair. With two more big crowds this weekend we’ll be on track to add another 100,000 or more to our final attendance.”

The Arkansas State Fair, the state’s largest event, continues through Sunday.

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For more information, visit ArkansasStateFair.com or call fair spokesperson Ralph Eubanks at 501-952-9007.