|Updated: 10/14/2011 5:44 pm
||Published: 10/14/2011 5:25 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - All the thrills and chills of fair rides are here.
The question this year is: for how much longer?
"I don't know, I like it here, it's nice here."
But the State Fair says it’s simply out of room and wants more events year round.
"I think Jacksonville or North Little Rock would be better."
Both towns want it. Jacksonville already offered up 450 acres free of charge.
"It's a very attractive offer and it’s still on the table," Shoptaw says.
But Ralph Shoptaw with the Fair admits its future probably hangs in the balance on North Little Rock's sales tax election November 8th.
"I think they will buy 2000 acres of land and then ask us to be their main tenant," Shoptaw says.
Understandably, feelings are mixed on whether the fair should uproot 70 years of history at its current location.
"They should keep it where it is. If it’s not broken, don't try to fix it."
"Everything needs an upgrade every now and then."
"More room would be nicer because the fair just gets bigger and bigger every year."