Fair Manager Jerry Reece says the purpose of this day is to thank the media for all their coverage they give on the fair's events and to inform the public of the upcoming line up.
Reece says the 2012 NEA District Fair will be taking place at the new location still under construction.
"We're going to be moving into a new facility," Reece said. "It will be on Highway 49 North. They are doing the work on it, now. We may not be one hundred percent, but we're going to be operable. We're going to have the fair there this year and we'll fine tune it for next year."
Reece says the entertainment they have set up for the week should appeal to a lot of people.
"We have an exciting line up this year," Reece said. "On Monday, we have Dustin Lynch who has a number 13 song out, right now, called Cowboys and Angels. Tuesday we're going to have Kip Moore, who just completed a number one song."
Reece says Wednesday will be a return of the talent show. Thursday a gospel group called The Isaacs will be performing.
Friday night will be Denny Stickland and Gene Watson will close the entertainment on Saturday.
Reece says the new location is going to have a number of advantages the old one didn't.
"The main benefit people are going to see is we're going to have a huge air conditioned building," Reece said. "This will be for the commercial and educational exhibitors all under one roof. It will have 80,000 square feet of exhibition space."
But the new building the exhibitors will be housed in isn't the only thing Reece says they're excited about. "In our new location," Reece said. "We've got about 80 acres, which is a long way from the back to the front. We've got state of the art cattle barns, a larger midway. And talking with the midway, they're bringing in two more, spectacular rides this year."
Reece says this year's fair is going to be bigger and better than ever. "We're going to make the 2012 Fair the greatest patrons in Northeast Arkansas have experienced," Reece said. "With our new facilities there's plenty of room, plenty of parking. We're going to make them comfortable and entertain them in a family like atmosphere. We're excited and ready to go."
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