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Louisiana State Fair Food Crawl

We all have a favorite State Fair food. There are so many tasty (and unusual) options, but we tend to default to the same ‘known’ favorites.
At our first-ever Louisiana State Fair Food Crawl, you’ll be able to sample a list of Louisiana State Fair food oddities with a few crowd favorites thrown in for good measure. We think this is going to be a hoot. The Crawl will be led by Liz Swaine, State Fair Board Vice President, and someone who has been wanting to sample all these unusual foods, too. Along the way, Liz will tell you some of the history of the State Fair of Louisiana and fun stories that only the people who work there would know. (Just know- what happens at the State Fair STAYS at the State Fair!) The Food Crawl is limited to 40 people per event, and we have scheduled two events- one on THURSDAY, NOV. 1 AND THE OTHER ON THURSDAY, NOV. 8.
TICKETS AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/louisiana-state-fair-food-crawl-tickets-50232583008
This is an all-ages friendly event. There will definitely be some walking involved so wear your comfy shoes.

Our Sampling Menu for the evening is being determined now, but could include:

Uncle Ray’s Cajun Kitchen-Jalapeno peppers stuffed with chicken and cheese and wrapped in bacon. (These are considered the best stuffed peppers in Louisiana)! Aunt Edmoes Chocolate Chip Cookies- Fried Cookie Dough on a Stick.
La-Kam International – Cherry or Strawberry Kool-Aid Pickles
Swain’s Fine Food (I am not related to these folks!)- Meal Worm and Cricket Pizza
Alan McKinney Food Services- State Fair Corn Dogs. It’s not a state fair without one of these!
Concessions Unlimited- Deep-Fried Oreos AND Deep-Fried Candy Bars
Winkle Concessions- Deep-Fried Bacon on a Stick AND Deep-Fried Bacon wrapped around Chicken
Miss Piggy’s Catering- World Famous Bayou Balls
Silver Dollar Bakery- the best Cinnamon Role you will ever eat.
Porky’s- Mountain Oysters
Cajun Limited- Gator on a Stick

This list could- and likely will- change, but we can guarantee that you will have nine tons of fun, you will sample items that will become part of the stories you tell at family get-togethers, and you will learn some interesting things about the one and only STATE Fair of Louisiana, which has been happening yearly since 1906!

The $20 ticket will cover both your parking and entry into the state fair, a bottle of water (to cleanse your palate, you know) and samples of different foods, chosen for all kinds of reasons.

Crawl participants should gather at the tent beside the State Fair Office on Hudson Street by 6:20 p.m. This is where you will be given your water and Sampler Pass. The group walk will commence from here.

WARNING- Items served at the crawl are NOT vegetarian, not by a long shot. They are also NOT sugar-free. They ARE fried, breaded and boiled. They will definitely be fun and make for some truly great pictures and memories.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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