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Arkansas State Fair attendance reaches 2nd highest ever with 2022 event

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Little Rock, Arkansas – By the time the gates of the 82nd Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock closed on Sunday, attendance had nearly broken all previous records.

The total number of attendees during the fair’s 10-day duration, when attendance numbers were added up, was 476,114.

“It was one of the best fair’s we have ever had,” state fair interim general manager Tiffany Wilkerson said. “Eight days of good weather, innovative promotions, and a widespread marketing campaign helped us attract and entertain fairgoers from across the state.”

In the 82-year history of the fair, last year’s attendance of 539,358 set a record for the most visitors ever.

“Attendance numbers were not the only noteworthy achievements to report,” Wilkerson added. “The Sale of Champions livestock auction raised over $136,000 for youth 4-H and FFA scholarships.”

The fair this year also broke a few daily records, with the best days occurring on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday in 82 years.

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