State Fair kicks off
Gabby Wilson (left) of Madison, Ala., and Johanne Kadio of Heber Springs wrestle with a stray Katahdin hair sheep that did not want to return to its holding pen during a sheep competition Thursday at the Arkansas State Fair. Thursday afternoon was the official opening of the fair.
LIVESTOCK Cattle Barns 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Cattle Exhibition Swine & Sheep Barn 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sheep Exhibition 8 a.m. Sheep Competition Begins Goat Center
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Boer Goat Exhibition 9 a.m. Boer Goat Competition Begins Starr Barn 12 Noon-8 p.m. Poultry Exhibition Cattle Barn 3
1-3 p.m. Beef Skill-A-Thon Begins Rabbit Facility
3-8 p.m. Rabbit Exhibition Ag In Action Center
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Educational Interactive Farm Animal Display
Wendy’s Main Stage
8 p.m. Vince Neil Bud Light Pavilion
5-7 p.m. Happy Hour Music by The Wildflower Revue
9:30 p.m. Bud Light Late Night Music Series: Randall Shreve 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
State Fair History Museum 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Barton Rock and Roll Museum
Hiland Hill 12 Noon, 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Pirates of the Sky 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.,
6 p.m. Museum Of Discovery 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.,
6:30 p.m. The Moogician 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.,
7 p.m. Wildlife Wendy
Arts & Crafts Building
1 p.m. Arkansas State Fair “This is Arkansas” Photo Contest
3:15 p.m. Arkansas Honey Cooking Competition