October 12 State Fair Attendance


LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 13, 2019) – Saturday’s crowd at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock grew steadily throughout the day, as sunny skies and cool temperatures prevailed. By the time gates closed, 80,017 patrons had enjoyed the festival.

Arkansas State Fair Attendance Soars with Ideal Weather

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LITTLE ROCK (Oct. 13, 2019) – Saturday’s crowd at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock grew steadily throughout the day, as sunny skies and cool temperatures prevailed. By the time gates closed, 80,017 patrons had enjoyed the festival.

Last year, the first Saturday saw 23,251 come through the gates on a rainy weekend.

With the large Saturday crowd, attendance was up 83 percent from the previous year. The total through Saturday for 2019 stands at 107,672 compared to 58,764 for 2018.

General Manager Doug White said the huge Saturday attendance wasn’t a record, but it was a welcome total compared to the many rain-plagued days during last year’s fair.

“We are thrilled with a crowd of more than 80,000,” stated White, “and we’re looking forward to another big day today. Our record first Saturday attendance was set in 2012 with a crowd of 88,769. So, no record yesterday, but a fantastic attendance anyway.”

The general manager was enthusiastic about the prospect of large crowds in the coming days.

“We are looking at a pretty favorable forecast in the coming days,” stated White. “It looks as if Sunday and Monday could be carbon copies of Saturday. That will bring some big crowds to the fairgrounds.”

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

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