October 16 State Fair Attendance


LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 17, 2019) – Arkansas State Fair officials welcomed 24,821 to the fairgrounds on Wednesday of the 2019 fair.

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State Fair Attendance Good on Wednesday

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LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 17, 2019) – Arkansas State Fair officials welcomed 24,821 to the fairgrounds on Wednesday of the 2019 fair.

The attendance wasn’t a record for a Wednesday, although it does compare favorably to other Wednesdays over the last several years and keeps the fair on pace for an outstanding 2019 event.

Overall attendance through Wednesday stands at 254,724. That’s 34 percent ahead of last year at this time when 168,011 had attended the fair.

General Manager Doug White said Wednesday’s attendance keeps this year’s fair on track to bring in well over 400,000 patrons.

“Wednesday attendance was good,” White said. “The weather was nice all day and we had a steady crowd from 11:00 a.m. to well into the evening.”

White added that the current weather forecast bodes for a strong finish over the last four days of the event.

“It looks like we’re going to continue to enjoy mild temperatures and sunny skies through Sunday, so I think we could be in for some huge crowds this weekend. Our record for the 10 days is 473,106. I don’t know if we can reach that number, but we could get close,” White explained.

The Arkansas State Fair, the state’s largest event, continues through Sunday, October 20.

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