State Fair of Louisiana Kicks Off In Shreveport

" We're here now, we're open and we're ready for the Ark-La-Tex." In its one hundred and first year, the Louisiana State Fair, continues to be a main attraction among the young and young at heart. There's plenty of fun for the whole family. If you're seeking an adventure, you might want to take a spin on the tilt-a-whirl, or you might head over to the zoo and feed one of the newest attractions this year, two real life giraffes. Joe Smith says he using the state fair as a way to spread tradition, and to bond with his kids. "It's a good time. I can get to know my kids better, see how they feel about things." Carol Corder and her daughter Madison spent the majority of their time at the Kiddie Korral, which is sponsored by KSLA News 12. Corder says today's dollar days allowed her to have fun, and save some money. "We come and play and some of the games, and let her ride some of the rides, and go look at the animals, and of course there's always the food." And speaking of food, no fair would be complete without a corndog, turkey leg or a funnel cake, but that's not the only thing on the menu. "Everything from fried coca-cola, to hot roast beef sundaes, gator on a stick, and shrimp on a stick."