The smell of popcorn in the air, animals, screams, rides, and fun are just a few things spectators can find at the annual Clark County Fair.

The smell of popcorn in the air, animals, screams, rides, and fun are just a few things spectators can find at the annual Clark County Fair.
The fair is scheduled to be held at the Clark County Fairgrounds Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 16.
The week will commence on Saturday, Sept.10 at 6 p.m. with the Fair Queen Pageant. The pageant will take place Henderson State University's Arkansas Hall.
Categories include:
• Little Miss contestants must be four year old and no more than five years old.
• Petite Miss must be six years age and no more than nine years of age.
• Young Miss must be 10 years of age and no more than 12 years of age.
• Junior Miss must be 13 years of age and no more than 16 years of age.
• Fair Miss must be 17 years of age and no more than 21 years of age.
A scholarship will be awarded to the Fair Queen winner. Ages are based on age by the day of the pageant.
The Clark County Fair Talent Contest, sponsored by the Clark County Extension Homemakers Council, will be held during the Fair Queen Pageant and will feature vocal solos, vocal groups, instrumental solos, dance solos and dance group.
Entrants may compete in two categories. Kids talent will feature ages four through nine, junior talent will feature ages 10 through 15 and senior talent will feature ages 16-21.
The deadline to sign up for the pageant and the talent contest is Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m. To sign up, contact the Extension Office at (870) 246-2281. The registration fee for the pageant is $35, while a registration of $25 per category will be applied for the talent contest.
Registration for the Cutest Kids and Fine Arts will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Exhibit registration will be held from noon until 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. All exhibits except plants, baked good, crops, fruits and vegetables must be registered during this time.
The carnival will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A rabbit show will be held at 6:30 p.m.
The fair parade is scheduled to begin on Main St. Wednesday at 5 p.m. A Lamb,Goat and Swine Show will begin at at 6:30.
A Cattle Show at 6:30 p.m. is scheduled to be the highlight of Thursday's activities, while Mutton Busting will be held at 7:30 p.m., followed by the Rodeo at 8 p.m. on Friday.
A Pee Wee Livestock show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, followed by Mutton Busting at 7:30 p.m. and a Rodeo at 8 p.m. Livestock will be released at 9 p.m.
All exhibits must be picked up between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.17 or awards will be forfeited.