Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair
4400 Midland Boulevard
479-783-6176

Mission Statement:

The Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair is a community project sponsored by the Arkansas-Oklahoma Regional Education and Promotion Association, Inc. The Association, which is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit corporation, was organized exclusively for the purpose of educating and informing the residents of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma about agricultural matters.

It is in pursuit of this goal that the Association sponsors annual public fairs, exhibitions, rodeos and other special events. These events offer the public a unique opportunity to be exposed to and informed about the many areas of agriculture including livestock breeding and improvement of breeds, horticulture, horses, poultry, swine and resource management and conservation.

In support of the stated mission and purpose of the Association, thousands of additional dollars are expended annually for the enhancement, enlargement and improvement of Kay Rodgers Park. The accommodations provided to fairgoers, rodeo enthusiasts and the participants in every event are maintained in top condition.

For example, in keeping with ADA guidelines, more than $300,000 was spent to make Kay Rodgers Park more accessible to the handicapped. These improvements included paving the carnival midway, providing handicapped parking and new handicapped restroom facilities and removing electrical and water line impediments from the independent midway.

Other improvements include: adding a new roof extension and new bleachers to the show barn; remodeling and enlarging the restroom facilities along with adding showers for the exhibitors; covering the livestock holding area of Harper Stadium; constructing a new sheep barn and 300 new horse stalls; and providing hundreds of new parking spaces. In 1996, the Association constructed Hugh Hardin Arena, the Park's second show arena.

The $200,000 multipurpose arena is used for livestock exhibitions as well as a practice area for the Futurity, cutting horse and other equine events. The Association has recently invested $5 million to include a 45,000 square foot Exhibition/Events Building. This is part of the long range plan adopted in 1999 outlining more than $10 million in capital improvements at Kay Rodgers Park.


Upcoming Events at Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 8:00am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 9:00am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 8:00am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 4:00pm
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 8:00am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 8:30am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 9:00am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 at 8:00am
Kay Rodgers Park
Fort Smith, AR
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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair 2019

The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair has something for everyone! Be a part of the annual Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair. Begun in 1936 as the Fort Smith Livestock Exposition, the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair has grown into one of the premier events in the…

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2nd Annual Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

Join in the Tradition of Excellence! This is your special invitation to be a part of the excitement of the Fair! Begun in 1936 as the Fort SmithLivestock Exposition, the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair has grown into one of the premier events in the…

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair 2017

Schedule of Events:September 22, 2017:4:00pm: Sale of discounted armbands, ride and admission tickets Ends4:00pm-Midnight: Moonlight Madness on the Midway- Unlimited Ride Armband4:00pm: Mighty Thomas Carnival Opens4:00-10:00pm: Independent Midway,…

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair 2016

Schedule of Events:September 23, 2016:4pm: Sale of Discounted Armbands, Ride and Admission Tickets Ends - Fair Ticket Office4-10pm: Independent Midway, Old McDonald's Farm, The Expo Center - Creative Arts, Horticulture, Education & Commercial…

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014Creative Arts registration must be received or postmarkedThursday, September 11, 2014Belle Point Quilters Guild to hang quiltsMonday, September 15, 20142:00pm - 6:00pm: Creative arts and educational exhibits check-inThursday,…

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair 2013

Schedule:Friday, September 20, 20139:00am - 2:00pm: Exhibit Center Setup/Check-In4:00pm: The Mighty Thomas Carnival Opens On The Midway4:00pm - 10:00pm: Independent Midway Open, Hedrick’s Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, Expo Center Open With…

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Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair

The Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair has something for everyone! Be a part of the 76th Anniversary celebration of the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair. Begun in 1936 as the Fort Smith Livestock Exposition, the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair has grown into one…

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