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It's Time for the Arkansas State Fair!

10-day run starts today.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - It's time once again for the Arkansas State Fair!

For the next 10 days, you'll find carnival rides and games, all kinds of concession foods, livestock shows and a variety of musical entertainment.

Fairgoers who like the rides can get a great deal on opening day today from FOX 16. We're sponsoring a Ride-o-Rama from 11 a.m. to close that lets you buy a $25 armband for unlimited rides.

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 a look at the fair's first day schedule:

ENTERTAINMENT:
Wendy's Main Stage
- 8 p.m. - Charlie Daniels Band

Center Stage - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - D. "Harp" Edwards, steel drum entertainer

K9 Crew Trick Dog Show - 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
This show is billed as "dis-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!

State Fair Museum - Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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.

LIVESTOCK:
Sheep Exhibition/Competition -
starts at 8 a.m. (Swine and Sheep Barn)
Cattle Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Cattle Barns)
Boer Goat Exhibition- 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., competition starts at 9 a.m. (Goat Center)
Poultry Exhibition- 12 noon to 8 p.m. (Starr Barn)
Sheep Skill-a-Thon - begins at 9 a.m. (Equestrian Center)
Rabbit Exhibition - 8a.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):
Arkansas State Fair "This is Arkansas" Photography Contest - 1:15 p.m.
Pillsbury Pet-Ritz-Pie Baking Contest - 3:15 p.m.
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