Little Rock — It’s the 72nd Annual Little Rock Corn Show, starting this Thursday in Little Rock.
Little Rock’s town festival is a little different from most that have started in the last 30 or 40 years, which basically feature activities. The Little Rock Corn Show is actually somewhat like a county fair. There are flower, crop, and produce exhibits to enter and view in the Town and Country Building. Plus, there are real rides, not just inflatables, with McDermott Shows on the grounds. They’ll be available Friday afternoon, starting at 5 p.m., and on Saturday after the parade.
On Friday at 5:30 p.m., will be the Little Rock Queen Contest under the Corn Show Tent.
Saturday’s activities include a bike ride and walk, a pedal pull, a pork dinner, and the annual golf ball roll. The parade will begin at 2 p.m., or at 5 if it rains. There will be old-time music under the tent at 5:45.
On Sunday, they’ll start out with an omelet and German pancake brunch from 9 to 12:30. Joint church services will take place at 10 under the tent. Other activities will include a volleyball tournament, a show-and-shine car show, a bean bag tournament, an antique tractor pull, and a soapbox derby.
A food stand will be available from Thursday evening through Saturday at the Old City Hall, and many prizes will also be available.