Everything you need to know about the State Fair of Louisiana

Everything you need to know about the State Fair of Louisiana
As the first-ever spring edition of the State Fair of Louisiana prepares to open, safety measures are put in place for the safety of fairgoers amidst the pandemic. (Source: Christian Piekos)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The 114th State Fair was postponed last fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, beginning Thursday at noon, the State Fair of Louisiana is back in full swing.

The State Fair of Louisiana kicks off for the first time in spring

The State Fair runs for 11 straight days, from April 29 to May 9. Even as Governor John Bel Edwards loosens state COVID-19 mitigation measures, there are still some changes.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Hours of Operation:

  • Weekdays: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Weekends: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Ticket Prices

  • Gate Admission: $12.00
  • P.O.P. (Pay One Price): $47.00 (Gate admission & carnival armband)
  • FunPass: $100.00 (Gate admission & carnival armband for all 11 days)

Special Promotions

  • Free Fair Days: Free parking/gate admission, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. (weekdays)
  • Discount Days (after 3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays):
    • Gate Admission: $5.00
    • P.O.P. (Pay One Price): $30.00 (Gate admission & carnival armband
    • Carnival armband: $25.00
      • 12 p.m. - close
Deep fried treats at the State Fair of Louisiana

COVID Mitigation Measures

State Fair of Louisiana creates a COVID-19 safe environment

Concerts

Scheduled this week on the Whataburger Stage are:

  • Thursday, April 29th
    • Anxious will open the Fair and play at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm.
  • Friday, April 30th
    • Nashville South performs at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm.
  • Saturday, May 1
    • Frank Foster will take the stage starting at 7:30pm.
    • Opening for Frank will be The Casey Martin Band taking the stage at 6:00pm.
  • Sunday, May 2
    • Fiesta at the Fair from 12:00pm – 10:00pm.

Livestock Show

  • Spring Youth Cattle Livestock Show
    • April 29 - May 2
    • Show open to participants of any state
    • Age of exhibitors will be 0 to 21 years old
    • Dairy, breeding beef, commercial heifers, minis and steer

Car Show

  • Sunday, May 2
    • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Cinco de Mayo edition

Attractions

'Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show' to perform at State Fair of Louisiana
  • Attractions are free with State Fair gate admission
  • Several shows performed per day
  • List of attractions
    • Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show
    • The Pirate’s Parrot Show
    • GASCAR Crazy Animal Races
    • Paul Bunyan’s Lumberjack Show
    • Laura Jaye Aerial Show
    • Dallas The Fire Guy
    • Nick the Escape Artist
    • Flo, The Clown of Many Faces
    • Rock-It Robot

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