The State Fair of Louisiana originated in 1906 and since, has done an outstanding job of promoting the development of agriculture and rural culture in the state. Held in Shreveport, a day-trip away from Springs at Fremaux Town Center, this year’s fair promises to be the best event yet.
A generous 4-H venue sets the stage for the festivities complete with livestock competitions, talent shows, competitive exhibits, and even metalworking events. Public speakers from all over Louisiana show up to provide support and offer inspiration to fair goers as the event unfolds.
But speeches and 4-H exhibitions aren’t the only thing to look forward to at the ever popular Louisiana State Fair – check out all the fun that you’re in for:
One of the most exciting aspects of the Louisiana State Fair is the free concert series that is presented throughout festivities. The Hill Country Gentlemen, Frank Foster, Bayou Boogie, and Cole Vosbury among others are set to hit the stage, with new bands being featured on a daily basis. Street entertainers are also expected to make various appearances, so keep your eyes out for Dallas the Fire Guy and Ditsy the Glamorous Clown while you’re out and about.
Presented by Chevy, the Louisiana State Fair Pro Rodeo will be held on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th. You’ll see bareback riding, cow wrestling, and a few children’s events that help make the rodeo an activity the entire family can enjoy together. Each part of the show highlights the dedication and skill that each participant has honed.
Everyone taller than 36 inches can grab some tokens or an armband to experience thrill rides managed by Crabtree Amusements, Inc. From roller coasters and starship rides to merry-go-rounds and scramblers, there’s something exhilarating for everyone to experience at the Carnival midway. Check the rides out at night when their lights brighten the sky and create a party-like atmosphere.
Whether you’re watching what you eat or you plan to splurge as you celebrate, you’re sure to find a buffet of suitable food options to tickle your taste buds throughout the fairgrounds. Snacks such as cotton candy and popcorn balls are always available, as are meal options including burgers, pizza, Thai food, and barbecue plates.
The State Fair of Louisiana runs from October 22nd to November 8th (closed Mondays and Tuesdays, however) so you have plenty of time to make the trip and take in the action. The fairgrounds open at 10 a.m. each day and close at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and at 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.