The Pope County Fair started in 1941 and has been a summer tradition in Pope County Arkansas for over seventy years. The fair is a place where families can spend the day together and share experiences they can only experience at the fair.

There are animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, horticulture displays, rides, games, live music, arts & crafts, food and commercial vendors with various arts and crafts for sale.

Livestock Exhibition

The Pope County Fair livestock shows are the annual showcase of the best of the best, with exhibitors from Russellville, Dover, Atkins, Pottsville and other areas as well as hundreds of animals from the dairies and ranches in Pope County.

Livestock at the Pope County Fair includes a variety of animals stalled for view from Tuesday thru Saturday of the fair.  Housed in the Poultry / Rabbit Area are chickens, guineas, turkeys, and quail, as well as both pet rabbits and meat rabbits. Those animals will be shown Tuesday and Wednesday of the fair. Stalled in the barn areas are pigs, shown on Wednesday evening, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, and Sheep set to show on Thursday morning, Dairy and Meat goats will conclude the showing schedule on Thursday afternoon.  

A Petting Zoo will be set up in the arena during the day on Friday followed in the evening by the Pope County Fair Market Sale.  Livestock Exhibitors will come together Saturday afternoon for an awards ceremony honoring the week’s prize winning animals and top scoring youths. For specific time see the Pope County Fair Events Schedule

2019 Pope County Fair Dates

Carnival Dates – September 10 – 14

Exhibition Dates – September 7 – 14

Fair Pricing

General Admission: $5

Ride Price Schedule

Arm Bands

Tuesday night – $20 | Wednesday night – $25 | Thursday night – $25 | Friday night – $30 | Saturday Afternoon – $25 | Saturday night – $30


Individual Tickets – $1 each *Most rides require 4 tickets

Pope County Fair Entertainment

Wednesday, September 11

Mercies Bridge will play @ 6:30 p.m. and Common Ground will play @ 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday night. (Gospel night)

Thursday, September 12

River Valley’s Got Talent Finals:

Pope County Fairgrounds Main Stage

5:30-6:30 p.m.   Ages 1-13

6:30-7:30 p.m.   Ages 14-17

7:30-8:30 p.m.   Ages 18-29

8:30-9:30 p.m.   Ages 30 & up

Friday night, September 13

5:30 p.m.   Bree Ogden

7 p.m.    Jason Campbell & Band

9 p.m.   Craig Campbell & Band

Saturday night, September 14

6 p.m.    Anna Brinkler

9 p.m.    Gene Watson & the Farewell Band