NEA District Fair kicks off Monday

NEA District Fair kicks off Monday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The first day of the 2016 NEA District Fair brought visitors to Jonesboro, with folks enjoying cotton candy, the midway, and music. There was some question earlier this year as to whether or not the fair would occur.

Fair officials met with the media last month to go over the lineup for the longtime event. Officials with Nettleton Baptist Church announced in March plans to purchase the fairgrounds property along U.S. 49.

Tuesday is Freshman Day, with all A-State freshmen admitted free of charge. Gates open at 8 a.m., with Tuesday also being the second day of animal judging, with open swine, rabbit, sheep, and beef judging at the fairgrounds complex.

The midway will open at 4 p.m., with Corey Jackson in concert in the Grandstand at 7 p.m.

Wednesday is Dollar Day, with big pumpkin and big watermelon weigh-ins at 8 a.m.

Youth judging starts at 10 a.m., with a youth talent show set for 7 p.m. at the grandstand.

On Thursday, senior citizens over 65 years old are admitted free into the fair from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday night is also Gospel Night, sponsored by the Nettleton Baptist Church.

Friday is Children's Day at the fair, with junior dairy and beef cattle judging throughout the day.

Saturday is Arm Band Day, with bands performing Saturday night. PF Flyers will perform at 7:30 p.m., followed by the headliner, Black Oak Arkansas, at 9 p.m.

For more information on the NEA District Fair, click here.

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