A 71-year tradition continues in Pine Bluff with the return of the Southeast Arkansas District Fair & Rodeo. Gates open to the general public at noon during Fair Week, starting on Monday, September 27. The downtown street parade will roll off at 4:45 p.m. that afternoon, leading up to the Jefferson County Talent Show, slated for 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28 is designated "Family Night at the Carnival," from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Thursday is "Student and Senior Citizens Day," and the Gospel Music Talent Show begins at 6:30 p.m. Everybody's Talent Show will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 1, and "Midnight Madness" will take place from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
The Southeast Arkansas District Talent Show Finals is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. The rodeo, sponsored by the Arkansas Rodeo Association, will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 30, October 1 & 2 beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. The crowning of the Rodeo Queen will take place during the rodeo on Saturday, October 2.