What to expect at the 2022 Arkansas State Fair

We can smell the funnel cakes now.

We can smell the funnel cakes now.

In just a few weeks, the Arkansas State Fair will once again make its big, fried appearance, bringing together thousands of Arkansans for 10 days of family fun.

To help you get excited and ready for it all, here’s a quick look at what’s coming to the fairgrounds from October 14-23.

Thrilling rides

Ah, twinkling lights and halfway airbrush masterpieces. Thrill seekers will find all kinds of rides and attractions in this year’s lineup. There’s a carousel for the kids, a haunted mansion for the spooky souls, and plenty more to get your heart pumping, as well as games to try your hand at. Armbands cost $35 and give you unlimited rides. For the 2022 shopping list, Click here.

Outrageous food

Each meal is the most important meal of the day when you are at the fair. Dozens of vendors will offer you your favorite bites – think corndogs, turkey thighs, frozen lemonade – but they also compete for most of the original dishes, so expect some crazy combinations and don’t be afraid to try everything.

Talent Showcases

It’s not all chili dogs and Ferris wheels. The Arkansas State Fair also means a time of competition for everyone from horseback riding enthusiasts to cake decorators to beauty queens. You can consult the arts and crafts submissionsmeet blue ribbon cattle or take the sequins to a historical reconstitution.

live music

Every year the fair organizers continue to surprise us with various concert lineups – which, we’ll add, are free with entry at the door. This year’s headliners are no exception. The program includes The Wallflowers, Drive-By Truckers, Blanco Brown and a 90s dance party with Color Me Badd, Tone Loc and Young MC. To find out more about the range and premium seats, Click here.

Admission at the door is $12 for adults and $6 for seniors 60+ and children 6-12, or purchase tickets in advance for a discounted rate. Children under 6 enter for free. Parking is $10 per vehicle or $20 if you want to park closer to the attractions.

There’s plenty more in store at the 2022 Arkansas State Fair, including specials and promotions every day. Get all the details on the fair websiteand follow Facebook, Twitter and instagram for the last.

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