State Fair of Louisiana extends run to hedge against rainy days - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

State Fair of Louisiana extends run to hedge against rainy days

The Midway at the State Fair of Louisiana, Nov. 1, 2015 (Source: KSLA News 12) The Midway at the State Fair of Louisiana, Nov. 1, 2015 (Source: KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The 110th State Fair of Louisiana will run 2 extra days this year in hopes of heading off lost attendance due to rain outs.

The fair is scheduled to open this year on Thursday, October 27, and run through November 13. In the past, the fair has been open for 14-days and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

This year's fair will run 16-days, closing only on Mondays. Fair officials say they made the decision to open on Tuesdays in an effort to allow more options for fair goers and to provide an additional cushion for possible rain days. 

Rain has forced the fair to shut down in recent years. It was closed or open on only a limited basis for 4 straight days in 2015 due to weather. Fair officials ended up extending the fair by one day as a result. 

Tuesdays will also be added to the list of discount days. This year, every Tuesday and Thursday will be $2.00 Days. Beginning at 3pm, parking will be $2.00 and admission will be $2.00. Carnival Rides will be $2.00 each from 12 noon until 10 p.m. Wednesdays will be Half Price Days. Beginning at 3 p.m., admission will be $5.00. Carnival Ride Armbands will be $15.00 from 12 noon until 10 p.m. Parking and admission will continue to be FREE on all weekdays (Tues - Fri) from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

All discounted tickets and armbands must be purchased in advance for this year's fair. They went on sale September 21 at statefairoflouisiana.com and at participating Brookshire's and Super 1 Foods. Advance Discount tickets will no longer be available after October 26.

The hours of the 2016 State Fair will be 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Tuesdays Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Every Friday and Saturday, the hours will be from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

For more information on the State Fair of Louisiana: www.statefairoflouisiana.com.

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