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2019 State Fair of Louisiana “A Gumbo of Fun”

October 24 - November 10

The 113th Edition of the State Fair of Louisiana is happening now!

2019 State Fair of Louisiana “A Gumbo of Fun” Shreveport, LA October 24 – November 10 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

Dates: Hours:

October 24 – November 10 (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays) 10am – 10pm (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays)

10am – 11pm (Fridays & Saturdays)
12noon – 10pm (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays)
10am – 11pm (Saturdays & Sundays)

Carnival Hours: Ticket Prices: Gate Admission – $12.00
P.O.P. – $47.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband
FunPass – $100.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband all 14 days of the State Fair

Advance Discounted Tickets (On Sale Sept. 18 – Oct. 23 Only) Online: Gate Admission – $8.00

P.O.P. – $32.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband

FunPass – $100.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband all 14 days of the State Fair

Brookshire’s/Super1Foods: GateAdmission-$8.00
P.O.P. – $32.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband

Special Promotions
Free Fair Days: Free parking/gate admission, 10am – 3pm (Wed, Thurs & Fri)Discount Wednesdays: Gate Admission – $5.00 *After 3pm

Carnival Armbands – $20.00 *12noon til close$2 Thursdays: Parking – $2.00 *After 3pm

Gate Admission – $2.00 *After 3pm
Carnival Rides – $2.00 each *12noon til close


Special Days

Senior’s Day: Thurs, Oct. 24 in Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 10am – 3pm

Free admission to Senior’s Expo with booths, services, free health screenings, flu shots & pneumonia shots (w/ Medicare card) and entertainment (sponsored by The Best of Times Magazine)

Fiesta at the State Fair: Sun, Nov. 3

Featuring Low Rider Car Show, Latin Foods & Live Music by Latin Bands.

Veterans & Military Appreciation Day: Sun, Nov. 10

All military (active, retired, past service) and their families receive free parking and gate admission to the State Fair. Veterans Parade down State Fair Midway begins at 2pm.

Free Attractions

*Free Attractions are free with your gate admission to the State Fair and perform several shows per day each day of the State Fair.

  • The State Fair Zoo
  • Circus Hollywood
  • The Double Hump Camel Show
  • Hydro Flying Circus
  • Ms. Stevana’s Friesian Horse Show
  • Hollywood Racing Pigs
  • The Magic of Bob Bohm
  • Farmily Feud – Ag Education Program
  • Survivor Family Game Show
  • Paul Bunyan’s Lumberjack Show
  • Kenya Safari Acrobats

    Street Entertainers

    *Street entertainers are free with your gate admission to the State Fair and perform several shows per day each day of the State Fair.

  • Dallas The Fire Guy
  • The Clown of Many Faces
  • Nick The Escape Artist
  • Animal Cracker Conspiracy Stiltwalkers
  • World Stage Productions “An International Breakdancing Show”
  • Bob Bohm’s Roaming Character


Free Concerts & Entertainment

*Free Concerts are free with your gate admission to State Fair.


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    Carnival Midway

KANDU: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm Casey Martin Band: 7:30pm
Beaux Atkins: 9:00pm
Frank Foster: 8:30pm

Gospel Mega Fest: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
The Savage Trio: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm
Blaze Band: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm
Southern Roots: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm
DJ Love: 7:00pm
DJ UNK: 8:00pm
Yung Joc: 9:00pm
Baby Bash: 10:00pm
Fiesta at the Fair: 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Los Ligaditos: 6:00pm
La Internacional Furia Colombiana de Chon Arauza: 7:30pm Los Tigrillos: 8:00pm
The Joanitones: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm
Tipsey The Band: 7:00pm, 8:00pm & 9:00pm
Star Chamber: 8:00pm
Spectra Vamp: 9:15pm
Cupid & Dancy Party Express Band: 7:00pm
The Big Robb Show: 9:00pm
Dave Perryman & The Country Revue: 3:00pm
Bayou Boogie: 5:30pm

Enjoy all the fun of Crabtree Amusements, Inc. Carnival Midway! The largest carnival midway in the State of Louisiana featuring over 60 exciting rides, games and food. There is also a separate Kiddie Land. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted inside Kiddie Land. You must be at least 36″ tall to ride many of Crabtree Amusement Rides including kiddie rides. There are approximately eight rides that have a height requirement of 30″ tall. Some of the larger

rides have taller height requirements. Carnival rides accept magic money credits and armbands. Please follow rules that are posted on carnival rides. The rules are in place for your own safety. Carnival games accept tokens. Food booths accept cash. For your convenience, token dispensers are placed throughout the Carnival Midway.

Magic Money Credits: $1 each

• Carnival rides accept 3 – 10 credits depending on the ride

Armbands: $35 each

• Unlimited carnival ride armbands are good for unlimited Crabtree Amusement carnival rides. Good for one day and one person only. Non-transferrable

State Fair Fun Pass: $100 each

  • Includes gate admission + carnival armband each of the 15 days that the State Fair is open
  • Once through the gate, redeem at Crabtree Amusements Office for FunPass ID. Good for one person only. Non-transferrable

LRCA Finals Rodeo
Presented By: Hebert’s Town & Country, RAM RODEO & SB Sports Commission Powered By: CINCH Jeans & Shirts

When: Thurs, Oct. 31 / Fri, Nov. 1 / Sat, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.


Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: Advance: Day of Show:

Thursday Night Discount:

Upper Level GA: Box Seats: Upper Level GA: Box Seats: Upper Level GA: Box Seats:

$15.00 $25.00 $20.00 $30.00 $10.00 $20.00

*LRCA Finals Rodeo tickets include admission to State Fair.

Ticket Outlets: Cavender’s Western Outfitters (Shreveport & Bossier), Topp’s Western World, Paul’s Farm & Garden, Greenwood Feed & Hardware, www.statefairoflouisiana.comand State Fair Gates

Description: The top cowboys and cowgirls of the LRCA will be competing for the championships of the LRCA Finals. LRCA Finals events include: Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping & Bull Riding. Specialty Act, Rider Kiesner, will be entertaining the crowd with his World Champion trick roping, gun spinning and whip cracking. Thurs, Oct. 31 is “Heroes Night” at the rodeo and all law enforcement, fire, first responders and military will receive 2 free tickets upon request. Fri, Nov. 1 is “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” night at the rodeo. $2 per ticket sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen Louisiana to help raise awareness and fight breast cancer. We encourage you to wear pink to Friday night’s performance to show your support!


Competitive Events

18th Annual Antique Tractor Show & Pull

  • When: Fri, Oct. 25 from 6pm to 10pm Sat, Oct. 26 from 10am to 6pm
  • Where: State Fair Outdoor Arena located next to Administrative Office
  • Description: East Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Association presents the State Fair

    Antique Tractor Show & Pull featuring antique tractor displays, antique tractor pull competition and demonstrations. Red River Smiths will provide blacksmithing demonstrations on Saturday. FREE

    State Fair Cheer & Dance Championships

  • When: Sat, Oct. 26 from 10am – til over (approx. 6pm)
  • Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
  • Description: Spirit Celebration presents the State Fair Cheer & Dance Championships.

    Admission is FREE.

    State Fair School Spirit Competition

  • When: Sun, Oct. 27 from 11am – til over
  • Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
  • Description: Competition Baton & Danceline featuring teams from all over the Ark-La-

    Tex. Admission is FREE.

    Competitive Exhibits

    • When: Oct. 24 – Nov. 10 (Hours of Fair)
    • Where: Agriculture Building

      State Fair Cooking Contests

    • When: Wed, Nov. 6 thru Sat, Nov. 9
    • Where: Cooking Contests Tent next to State Fair Administrative Office.
    • Description: Cooking Contests are FREE to enter and categories consist of: Favorite

      Cupcake, Favorite Cobbler, Favorite Candy, Beef Appetizer, Mexican Beef Dish, Best Beef Fajitas, Pecan Cake, Pecan Candy, Favorite Pie, Favorite Cookie, Favorite Quick Bread, Best Chocolate Fudge/Candy, Best Chocolate Cake, Best Chocolate Cookies/Brownies.

    • Entries are due Mon, Oct. 14 by 4pm. Awards consist of cash prizes and ribbons.


• Description: Competitive Exhibits are FREE to enter and open to anyone in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas ages 6 and above. Awards consist of cash prizes and ribbons. Entry Deadline for all Competitive Exhibits is Thursday, October 17, 2019. Entries should be mailed to State Fair Office or brought in by Thursday, October 17, 2019 by 5:30PM.

4-H Talent Contest

  • When: Sat, Oct. 26 at 11:00am
  • Where: State Fair Livestock Sale Arena• Description:

    4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl
    • When: Sat, Oct. 26 at 2:00pm
    • Where: State Fair Livestock Sale Arena
    • Description: Quiz Bowl is open to any 4-H member in Louisiana. A team will consist

    of a minimum of three (3) members with a maximum of five (5) members from the same parish. There will be one division for all ages. Teams will compete in head to head matches. Matches will last until one team reaches 200 points or ten minutes or both. The contest will be set up in a tournament style format-single elimination. Questions for the Quiz Bowl will come from 4-H Project Books for Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Sheep, Swine and Goats. NO study questions will be distributed by the region. Questions used will come from those submitted by parishes and others submitted by Livestock Specialists. Correct answers will receive 20 points, incorrect will receive Minus 10. Bonus questions will be provided to teams where at least 3 different members have answered a question correctly. Team members may buzz in at any time, at which time the reader will stop reading the question. If the team answers incorrectly, the reader may complete the question for the other team at which time they can decide if they want to buzz in.

    State Fair BB Gun Competition

  • When: Sat, Nov. 9 at 10:00am
  • Where: State Fair Poultry Barn
  • Description: BB Gun Competition is open to all youth ages 9 – 19. Entry fee is $5 per

    contestant. 60% of entry fees will be given back as award premiums for top five in each age division. Admission is FREE.

    Livestock & Agriculture

    Livestock Shows

    The State Fair of Louisiana hosts the largest livestock shows in the state! Louisiana 4-H and FFA members from all over the state come to Shreveport to the State Fair of Louisiana to compete with their projects. They compete in market animal shows and breeding shows along with other contests. There are also many open livestock shows that are open to anyone in the world for competition. Ribbons, awards and cash premiums are offered as prizes. For a full schedule of the livestock shows, please visit our website at www.statefairoflouiana.com

Talent Contest is open to any 4-H member in Louisiana, but must be


registered by LSU AgCenter Faculty for this state contest. Categories include: Dance,


Vocal, Instrumental & Other. Admission is FREE.


ALTAC Jr. Livestock Sale

  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 30 beginning at 8:00am
  • Where: State Fair Livestock Sale Arena
  • Description: The Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Jr. Livestock Sale is a Sale of

    Champions and top animals that have placed well in their market livestock shows. 4-H and FFA members that have placed well in their market shows have an opportunity to take their animal to the auction where buyers will bid on their animals. It provides money that the youth will raise for their college educations. The Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council administers the sale and is always looking for interested companies or individuals that would like to contribute to the purchase of an animal. All contributions are tax deductible.

    AgMagic at the State Fair

    • When: Oct. 24 – Nov. 10 from 10am – 9pm
    • Where: Agriculture Building
    • Description: AgMagic at the State Fair is presented by LSU AgCenter and focuses on

      Louisiana agricultural products. It is a huge interactive display of Louisiana agriculture with many activities for children to engage in agriculture. LSU AgCenter also offers guided field trips on certain days. Please visit www.statefairoflouisiana.com for all of the details.

      Exhibits & Concessions


      Each year the State Fair of Louisiana brings in many fair food concessions from all over the U.S. and local concessionaires as well. There is a midway full of both traditional fair foods and new fair foods. Some of the traditional fair foods include: cotton candy, corn dogs, funnel cakes, turkey legs, candy apples, caramel apples, pizza, cinnamon rolls, gyros, BBQ, salt water taffy, chicken-on-stick, shrimp-on-stick, hamburgers, ice cream, Mexican food, etc. Other fair foods include: Wisconsin cheese, gator-on-stick, bacon covered caramel apples, cricket pizza, scorpion pizza, maple bacon funnel cakes, red velvet funnel cakes, fried watermelon, rocky mountain oysters, TX fried ribs, Kool-Aid pickles, donut burgers, fried cookie dough on stick, cookie dough parfait, fried cheesecake, etc.

      Commercial Exhibit Building

      Each year the State Fair of Louisiana brings in commercial exhibitors from all over that sell various products located in the Commercial Exhibit Building.


For more information on the 2019 State Fair of Louisiana, please visit our website at:




State Fair of Louisiana


3701 Hudson Avenue


Shreveport, LA 71109


(T) 318-635-1361


(F) 318-631-4909




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