State Fairgrounds in Little Rock to get ready for it.
Today was Media Day at the fairgrounds, a chance for fair officials, food vendors and others to offer a sneak peek and taste of what you'll find on and off the midway this year.
The Arkansas State Fair Food Vendors area lists 57 concession stands offering a little bit of everything (more details below). Click here for a food vendors map.
Also on hand for Media Day at the State Fair were a menagerie of animals, including some that will compete in the livestock portion of the ten-day event. They included pigs (with the Show-Me Racers attraction), sheep, a pony and even a camel named "Obie," who are featured in the petting zoo.
The theme for the October 14-23 event is "Ridin' Rockin' Livestockin'."
The fun begins at 11AM on Friday, which is also one of two days KARK 4 sponsors the Ride-O-Rama (the other is the last day of the fair on October 23). Just buy an armband at a midway ticket booth for $22 and get unlimited rides all day (admission to the gate and parking are not included).
Food vendors were on hand with some of the items you'll find at concession stands this year
- cheeseburger on a stick
- deep fried rolos
- deep fried pickles
- deep fried corn on the cob
- deep fried green tomatoes
- deep fried watermelon
- deep fried alligator
- deep fried egg rolls
- gyros sandwiches
- chicken kabobs
- beef kabobs
- barbecue sandwiches
- deep fried cheese
- fried pies variety
- hot dogs in several varieties
- grilled rueben sandwiches
- chicken wings in several varities
- jumbo turkey legs
- cotton candy
- jalapeno lemonade
Zerebko Zoo petting zoo and pony rides. Featured animals include zebras, llamas, goats, and camels.
Click here for a list of other attractions.
New this year is the Barton Coliseum Rock and Roll Museum, which features photos, videos, ticket
stubs, posters and memorabilia of the many performers that have graced the stage there over the
years. Big names like Elvis, Van Halen, ZZ Top, Black Oak Arkansas, Styx, the Marshall Tucker Bank, the Allman Brothers Band, Grand Funk Railroad, and many more.
Click here to visit the Arkansas State Fair website for more information.