Welcome to the fair grounds!

The Poinsett County Fair has celebrated our county’s agriculture heritage, community values, and family-focus for 138 years.

The 2018 fair, themed “SET IT - GROW IT - SHOW IT” is set for August 13th -18th and promises to provide exciting, family entertainment for hundreds of residents from across Poinsett County and the surrounding areas.

New activities, contests, and exhibits, along with exciting musical entertainment, will highlight this year’s event.  

Pack up the family and come visit the Poinsett County Fair.
 AUGUST  13th - 18th

find the fairgrounds

Buy your armbands today

Armbands on sale now through August 21st at
Circle K at 600 N. Illinois St. (Hwy 1), in Harrisburg. 

Poinsett County EAC Rice Buffet

Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Family Life Center – Harrisburg First Baptist Church

 Adults - $5.00
Children 7-12 - $2.50
Children 6 and under eat free


Proceeds benefit service projects conducted by the
County Extension Homemakers Council.

Poinsett County Fair Youth BBQ Chicken Cook-Off

The Youth BBQ Chicken Cook-Off will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Poinsett County Fairgrounds in Harrisburg & is open to Poinsett County youth,
ages 9-19 as of January 1, 2017.

1st Place: $25  -  2nd Place: $15  -  3rd Place: $10

Gospel Night

The Poinsett County Fair is a way to bring together families and individuals from each of our county’s unique communities. This year we would like to invite local churches, gospel groups and individuals to take part in a very special Gospel Night.
Please join us in this county-wide fellowship. This night is an opportunity to reflect our county’s strong faith while providing inspiration to others. Download the Gospel Night flyer for more information.

Music Featuring Cory Jackson

SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Cory Jackson was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR, and has been working toward achieving his dream since he was 12 years old.  Cory has released two albums.
The first, “Cory Jackson”, was released in Feb 2015. His second, “Let’s Get It Right”, was released in March 2016.Read more about Cory at http://epk.coryjacksonmusic.com/

youth talent revue

Thursday night at 7:00 pm on the main entertainment stage will be the Fair Youth Talent Revue.  This is an opportunity for youth, ages 5-19, to share their talents with us. Vocal, instrumental, dance, baton twirling, skits, or special talents are welcome. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Fair Board Members:

Steve Jernigan (President)
Craig Allen (ex officio)
Leigh Blythe (ex officio)
Justin Chlapecka (ex officio)
Tammie Stanford (Sec/Tres)
Angela Swanner                  Scott Harper
Barbara Wright                   Jason Osment
Dustin Faulkner                  Jean Weeks
Evelyn Mitchusson             Ann Parker
Makaleigh Wright               Virginia Weeks