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Food, rides and entertainment: Arkansas State Fair returns to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Get ready for days of food, rides and entertainment at the 2022 Arkansas State Fair, returning to Little Rock next month.

The 82nd Arkansas State Fair will be held at the Little Rock Fairgrounds from Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 23. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of free concerts, numerous dining options, cattle competitions, carnival rides and attractions.

Fair officials said they would offer daily specials throughout the week. Offers will include savings on transport bands as well as early admission at the gate for adults and children.

Regular daily door admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12 and adults ages 60 and over, and free for children under six. Locally purchased treads cost $35 each. Regular fair parking is $10 per vehicle, but the fair will also offer closer parking for $20.

Fair officials also released the live entertainment lineup with performances from Drive-By Truckers, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc and Young MC and more.

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