State Fair Opens Today in Little Rock

OCTOBER 13, 2006 - Posted at 7:57 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas State Fair opens its doors at noon Friday and runs through October 22.  Here's a quick look at the festivities:

-RIDES: Deggeller Attractions, which runs the carnival rides, will have a new merry-go-round and the "Extreme Scream" ride.

-ROCK: David Lee Roth, formerly of Van Halen, plays at 8 p.m. October 20.

-RODEOS: The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will hold rodeos beginning at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday and on October 20 and 21.  There will be an afternoon rodeo at 1:30 p.m. October 21.

-FAIR COST: $7 for adults, $4 for children and seniors, children under 6 free.  Parking is $5.

-FAIR HOURS: Carnival vendors and concessions open at noon daily, except Saturdays when they open at 10 a.m.

-MORE INFORMATION: (501) 372-8341 or

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