Arkansas State Fair: Day 4

Arkansas State Fair: Day 4

You can have "Lunch at the Fair" all week (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and get free admission & parking.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's the fourth day of the Arkansas State Fair & Livestock Show's 10-day run. You'll have until Sunday to drop by the fairgrounds off Roosevelt Road to take it all in.

Inside the gates there's something for everyone from rides that lift you far above the crowds or spin you around to batter-dipped fried delights at the concession stands.

If the food is all you're interested in, you can have lunch at the fair (Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Admission and parking are free. Click here for a list and map of food vendors. Click here for a review of some fair foods from Tie Dye Travels.

The weather calls for a cloudy day but there's no rain in the forecast. The afternoon high temperature is expected to be in the upper 70's.

All along the midway, you'll find free attractions (see list below), carnival games with prizes of all sizes, and even a haunted house or two.

Livestock competitions and cooking contests are two highlights off the midway. See full schedule below.

To get in the gate it will cost $8 for adults, $4 for children aged 6-12 and seniors aged 60+. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Here's the day's full schedule:


Wendy's Main Stage
7 p.m. - The Sound of the Mountain

Center Stage
11 a.m. to close - music & more


Rock-it the Robot
- Watch for this special visitor that makes three appearances per day at the fair. Look for this 9-foot robot roaming the fairgrounds mesmerizing the crowds with his digital sound system, light show and fully animated dance moves

K9 Crew Trick Dog Show - 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
This show is billed as "disc-connected" and once you see these trick dogs perform, you'll know why. This troupe of high-flying canines keeps audiences amazed and entertained with their Frisbee-catching antics and hilarious routines.

Bruno's Bengal Tigers - 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Hosted by internationally famous wild animal trainer Bruno Blaszak, who represents the third generation of expert animal trainers. This show features his group of rare Bengal tigers in an amazing performance full of thrills, danger and excitement.

Show-Me Swine Racers - Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
They will be performing all 10 days of the fair. The races feature athletic porkers racing around a sawdust track as fast as their hooves will carry them. The reward for the first pig across the finish line? A single cookie!

Zerebko Zoo-Tran Petting Zoo and Pony Rides - Zebras, goats, llamas and camels await kiddies who not only get to pet them, but can also feed them. (Wash stations available). Pony rides located next to the petting zoo.


Arkansas State Fair & Livestock Show Museum - Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stop in and see the history of the fair depicted in memorabilia, newspaper clippings and old photos.

Barton Rock & Roll Museum - Relive some of Barton Coliseum's most famous rock concerts. Located inside the northeast concourse of the coliseum, the Rock and Roll Museum features concert memorabilia from 25 classic rock bands that played there.


Swine Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Swine & Sheep Barn)
Cattle Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Cattle Barns)
Market Goat Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Goat Center)
Market Goat Competition Begins - 9 a.m. (Equestrian Center)
Rabbit Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Rabbit Facility)
Educational Interactive Farm Animal Display - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Ag in Action Center)

CREATIVE ARTS (Farm Bureau Arts & Crafts Building)
11:30 a.m. - Open Baked Foods Competition
 3:15 p.m. - Karo-Sweet-Treats Sweet-Hearts Contest

SPECIAL EVENTS (Arkansas Building)
6 p.m. - Southwest Regional - Youth Talent & Fair Queen Competition
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