October 17 State Fair Attendance


LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 18, 2019) – Continued mild temperatures and sunshine brought a crowd of 31,207 to the Arkansas State Fair Thursday, which was the best Thursday attendance since 2014.

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Arkansas State Fair’s Thursday Attendance Best in Five Years

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LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 18, 2019) –Continued mild temperatures and sunshine brought a crowd of 31,207 to the Arkansas State Fair Thursday, which was the best Thursday attendance since 2014.

Last year, 28,349 came out for the October festivities.

The Arkansas State Fair’s record Thursday was in 2012 when 35,648 came to the fairgrounds.

Thursday’s attendance left the 2019 fair 32 percent ahead of the 2018 event. Through Thursday, 285,931 patrons have attended the fair. At this point in 2018, 195,360 had attended the event.

According to General Manager Doug White, the fair could surpass last year’s total attendance with a good crowd on Friday.

“We’re less than 59,000 behind 2018’s total attendance. With another perfect day weather-wise, we could conceivably pass last year’s attendance mark on day seven of the fair,” White stated. “With two more days still to come, I believe we’ll easily surpass 400,000 this year.”

White added, “We’ve really been blessed with some terrific weather and it looks to continue through Sunday, so I’m expecting a very strong finish for our 80th annual fair.”

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.