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The State Fair of Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

Oct 24 2019 - Nov 10 2019

Price: $8-$12

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The State Fair of Louisiana has been a must-attend event for over 100 years! This year will be the 113th state fair, and it’s the largest livestock show and carnival in the entire state of Louisiana. This is a family-friendly event with plenty of fun for all ages, including special events and attractions, free concerts and more. Visitors can take in the carnival and rides, plenty of traditional fair food, livestock shows and displays and competitive events including a 4-H talent contest, cheer and dance championship, cooking contests, the state fair car show and more.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

State Fair Hours of Operation:

Thursday, Oct. 25: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 26: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday, October 27: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, October 28: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Monday, October 29: CLOSED

Tuesday, October 30: CLOSED

Wednesday, October 31: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Thursday, November 1: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, November 2: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday, November 3: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, November 4: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Monday, November 5: CLOSED

Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Thursday, November 8: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday, November 9: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday, November 10: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, November 11: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Carnival Hours of Operation:

Thursday, Oct. 25: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, October 26: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, October 27: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, October 28: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Monday, October 29: CLOSED

Tuesday, October 30: CLOSED

Wednesday, October 31: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday, November 1: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, November 2: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, November 3: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, November 4: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Monday, November 5: CLOSED

Tuesday, November 6 (Election Day): 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursday, November 8: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, November 9: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday, November 10: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Sunday, November 11: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

From the fair tradition of livestock shows to free concerts and a free circus daily, there is a wide variety of entertainment available at the State Fair of Louisiana. This includes:

Circus Hollywood: A free circus in the Big Top, performing every day of the fair.

Performance Hours:

Weekdays: 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Sundays: 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm

 Free concerts: As of Summer 2019, information regarding the free concerts is not yet available. Check back at the official State Fair of Louisiana website for updates. 

Street entertainers: The Clown of Many Faces will be found wandering around the parade on her tricycle, in her funny car, painting faces, or making balloon animals.  

Special days: There is Free Fair Days which includes free admission and free parking to the state fair on weekdays 10am-3pm. There is also $2 Thursdays. On Thursdays, from 3pm-10pm, there is $2 parking and $2 gate admission. 

Special attractions: As of Summer 2019, information regarding special attractions is not yet available. Check back at the official State Fair of Louisiana website for updates. 

Livestock show: Oct. 23 – 28, Oct. 30 – Nov. 3, Nov. 6 – Nov. 10 [more information coming soon]

 LRCA Finals Rodeo: The rodeo will take place on October 31, November 1, and November 2 with doors opening at 6pm and the show beginning at 7pm. 

Competitive events: There are a variety of competitive events at the State Fair of Louisiana including: Antique Tractor & Pull Show, Cheer & Dance Championship, Baton & Dance Line Competition, 4-H Talent Contest, 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl, State Fair BB Gun Competition, Cooking Contests, State Fair Car Show, Tamale Showdown Contest. 

ON-SITE AMENITIES

Forgot your cash, hoping to grab a bite or bring home some state fair merchandise? The fair has you covered! Amenities available include a wide variety of food/beverage concessions, beer and daiquiri stands, electric cart, stroller, wagon and wheelchair rentals, merchandise stands along with the fair office selling t-shirts and hats, ATMs, lost and found and onsite EMS and police.

LOCATION

State Fair of Louisiana Fairgrounds

3701 Hudson Avenue

Shreveport, LA 71109 

RVING AT THE EVENT

While there is no RVing on site at the State Fair of Louisiana during the fair, there are plenty of opportunities to RV around the Shreveport area, and no shortage of sites and experiences to make it a great vacation! Some of the nearby RV parks to choose from include: 

Shreveport/Bossier City KOA

Cinnamon Creek RV Park

Country Haven RV Park

DiamondJacks RV Park

Renting an RV with RVshare means even if you don’t own an RV yourself you can enjoy the ease and comfort of RV camping! You can fly into the Shreveport area and pick up an RV there, or pick up an RV in your hometown and travel from there. The options are endless, but no matter where you rent an RV from RVshare, they are all comfortable and exciting!

WHERE TO STAY

RV Camping

Whether you own your RV or use an RV rental, RVing is a great option for where to stay when visiting the Louisiana State Fair. There’s nothing better than coming home to a cozy bed, your own private bathroom and being able to cook meals in the kitchen!

Hotels 

The State Fair of Louisiana recommends several preferred hotels, in varying distances from the fairgrounds. Many of the hotels offer State Fair discounted rates or packages, which may include tickets. The full list of preferred hotels can be found here.

HOW TO GET THERE

To get to the State Fair of Louisiana, follow the directions below:

From I-20 West: Take I-20 East and exit at exit 16A (Hearne Ave.), Take a left (North) on Hearne Ave and proceed to Kings Hwy. Take a left (west) on Kings Hwy and follow into Louisiana State Fairgrounds.

 From I-20 East: Take I-20 West and exit at exit 16A (Hearne Ave.), Take a right (North) on Hearne Ave and proceed to Kings Hwy. Take a left (west) on Kings Hwy and follow into Louisiana State Fairgrounds.

PARKING

General parking on-site at the fairgrounds is $5.00, but is free on weekdays from 10am – 3pm.

TICKETS & PRICING

For more information about ticketing, special discounts and a full list of Brookshire’s grocery stores, click here

Between September 19 – October 24th, tickets are available at a discounted rate of $8.00 and a discounted P.O.P. (Pay One Price) ticket is available for $32.00. The P.O.P. ticket includes gate admission plus an armband for unlimited carnival rides.

After October 25th, gate admission is $12.00 and a P.O.P. ticket is $47.00.

A FunPass is also available for $100.00, which includes gate admission and a rides armband for every day the State Fair is open, fifteen days total.

A carnival ride armband for unlimited carnival rides is $35.00.

There are many specials for discount ticketing as well, including:

  • Free Fair Days: On Wednesdays thru Fridays from 10am to 3pm, parking and gate admission are free.
  • $2 Thursdays: On Thursday, October 25th, Thursday November 1st and Thursday, November 8th, parking, gate admission and each carnival ride are only $2.00.
  • Discount Wednesdays: On Wednesday, October 31st and Wednesday, November 7th, gate admission is $5.00 and a ride armband is $20.00.
  • Election Day Special: On Tuesday, November 6th, Election Day, gate admission is $5.00 and a ride armband is $20.00. 

WRAP UP

The State Fair of Louisiana has been helping families and friends create memories for over 100 years, and at RVshare, we love to help make those memories even better! Regardless of whether you choose to make the State Fair part of your vacation destination in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!

Check out @LAStateFair on Twitter and @TheStateFairofLouisiana on Facebook for event updates!