Hot Fun At The Fair

Misters, Fans Keep Animals, Workers Comfortable As Temps Rise

Posted: August 29, 2013 at 3:01 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANDY SHUPE - Brad Watts of Fayetteville, right, laughs with his 3-year-old son, Ethan Watts, as they ride the Lolliswing Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Washington County Fair in Fayetteville.

It’s been a very mild summer for Northwest Arkansas, but some of the hottest temperatures of the year are on tap just in time for the Washington County Fair.

At A Glance

Washington County Fair


10 a.m.: Gates open; Senior Citizen Day, 62 and older free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Noon: Open beef livestock entries in place.

5 p.m.: Carnival midway opens; Livestock buyer’s dinner.

6, 7 and 8 p.m.: Pig races

6:30 p.m.: 4-H and FFA Livestock auction.

Where: Washington County Fairgrounds, 2536 N. McConnell Ave.

Admission: $5, adults; free for children 6 and under.

More info: 587-0847,

Source: Staff Report

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