Washington County Fair begins Aug. 30

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Who’s ready to eat their weight in cotton candy and ride the Tilt o’ Whirl like thirty times in a row? It’s almost fair time, y’all.

The annual Washington County Fair, is set to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 30 and will run through Saturday, Sept. 3 on the fairgrounds at 2536 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville.

Gates open each day at 10 a.m. Carnival rides start at 5 p.m. (noon on Saturday) and close at about 10 p.m. most evenings. Friday and Saturday nights, the carnival is open late until 2 a.m.

New this year, there’s a free petting zoo that opens every night at 5 p.m., and you can also check out the Hambone Express Pig Races nightly also at 5 p.m.

There’s also a bull riding event on Saturday night. The LJ Jenkins Bull Riding Tour begins at 7:30 p.m., with “Mutton Bustin‘” at 6:30 p.m.

Cost for entry at the fair is $5 for adults, and armbands for unlimited rides are sold nightly for $25. Children ages 6 and under get in free.

For a full schedule of events visit mywashingtoncountyfair.com.

Daily specials
Tuesday: $2 Tuesday, with $2 admission and $2 rides.
Wednesday: Kids get in free until 3 p.m.
Thursday: Senior Citizens Day. 62 or Older get in free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. UA students get in free w/ ID, too.
Friday Midnight Madness armbands are $20 with a Pepsi can
Saturday: Armband $20 with Pepsi Can from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.