Department of Agriculture

Supporting Arkansas farmers and ranchers while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of Arkansas, the nation, and across the globe

District Fair

For questions regarding this process, please contact Patrick Fisk
at or (501) 823-1703.

Process for Annual Premium and Construction Fund Payments to District Fairs

The District Fair Association must submit the Paid Admission Assessment no later than 90 days after the last day of the fair. 

Remittance is required to prevent loss of annual premium and construction funds. 

If the fair does not charge admissions please email Patrick Fisk, the name of the fair, address, phone number, no charges admissions, and the name of the fair manager.

Please review the Audit Checklist and have supporting documents organized and available for the inspector to review.

The District Fair Association must complete the following before an audit takes place:

 1. District Fair Contact Form

 2. Application for Annual Premiums, 23 questions

 3. Signatures of District Fair Association Members

  4. District Audit form

  5. Get Surety Bond
  6. A check register for both annual premium and construction funds. Printouts maybe substituted for the check register as long as the certification page of the check register form is completed and attached to   the printout. Also have outstanding voided checks on the register or printout and make notations as to provide a complete audit trail.

Please contact a Livestock and Poultry Commission supervisor to schedule a date for the audit. An inspector from the Livestock and Poultry Commission will conduct the audit and take the application and supporting documents the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department) Office.

The Department will calculate the points and determine the payment to each fair.

Definitions and Allowable Classifications

Disbursement of State Funds for Fair and Livestock Shows

Map and contact information for Livestock and Poultry Commission supervisors

Click below to view the reports.

The State Fair Arts and Crafts Report 

The North Central Exhibit Report

The Southwest Ark Exhibit Report

The State Fair Exhibit Report

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