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108th Louisiana State Fair starts Oct. 23

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2014 State Fair of Louisiana is providing a “Ticket To Fun” this fall from October 23 to November 9. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Carnival hours are noon to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Ticket Prices: Gate Admission – $10

P.O.P. – $40 *Gate admission + carnival armband

FunPass – $75 *Gate admission + carnival armband all 14 days of the State Fair

Online: Gate Admission – $8

P.O.P. – $32 *Gate admission + carnival armband

FunPass – $75 *Gate admission + carnival armband all 14 days of the State Fair

Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods: Gate Admission – $8

P.O.P. – $32 *Gate admission + carnival armband

Free Fair Days: Free parking/gate admission, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Wed, Thurs & Fri)

1/2 Price Wednesdays: Gate Admission – $5 after 3 p.m.

Carnival Armbands – $15 *12noon til close

Dollar Thursdays: Parking – $1 each *After 3pm

Gate Admission – $1 each *After 3pm

Carnival Rides – $1 each *12noon til close

Special Days

  • Senior’s Day: Thurs, Oct. 23 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)

  • Xfinity Day: Fri, Oct. 24

5,000 xfinity customers will received 2 free gate admission tickets to the State Fair that are valid on Fri, Oct. 24.

  • Hispanic Heritage Day: Sun, Oct. 26

Featuring Low Rider Car Show, Authentic Latin Food, Cultural Booths, Aztec Dancers, Zumba demos, Little Miss Chiquita Contest, Tamale Showdown, Corn Eating Contest & Several Hispanic Bands

  • Veterans & Military Appreciation Day: Sun, Nov. 9

All military (active, retired, past service) and their families receive free parking and gate admission to the State Fair. Parachute team into Independence Stadium at 2pm. Parade down State Fair Midway begins at 2pm. Veterans Honor Program following parade at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

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 Ultimate Safari

Circus Hollywood

Welde’s Big Bear Show

New York Daredevil High Dive Show

Ms. Stevana’s Friesian Horse Show

Hollywood Racing Pigs

Star Cristy’s Alaskan Malamute Dog Show

AgVentureland Cowboy BootCamp

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

Rock-It Robot

The Clown of Many Faces

B-Xtreme Breakdancers

Nick The Escape Artist

Rhymin’ Simon “The Pedaling Poet”

Jim’s One Man Band

Shel Higgens

Free Concerts & Entertainment

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

Oct. 23: Navy Southeast Band (Pride) @ 2:00pm

Alan Fox Band @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm

Oct. 24: Navy Southeast Band (Pride) @ 2:00pm

Bayou Boogie @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm

Oct. 25: Gospel Mega Fest from 11:30am – 4:30pm

The Wizards of Voz @ 7:00pm

Cole Vosbury @ 8:30pm

Oct. 26: Hispanic Heritage Day from 10:00am – 10:00pm

Oct. 29: Brandy Roberts @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm

Oct. 30: The Bluebirds @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm

Oct. 31: Talk To The Bishop Live International Call in Show w/Bishop

Fred A. Caldwell, Sr. @ 5:06pm

The Justin Merritt Band @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm

Nov. 1: 16th Annual Gospel Music Celebration from 11:30am – 4:30pm

Lainey Wilson @ 7:00pm

Frank Foster @ 8:30pm

Nov. 2: The Rhythm Warehouse @ 3:00pm

Luster Baker Band @ 5:00pm

T.K. Soul @ 7:00pm

Nov. 5: Homade Jam @ 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm

Nov. 6: Mademoiselle @ 7:00pm

Shilo @ 7:30pm

Bad Mamma Jamma @ 8:00pm

Nov. 7: Kelly Hobson @ 6:30pm

Louisiana Swamp Donky @ 8:30pm

Nov. 8: Dragstrip Phantoms @ 3:00 pm & 4:00pm

Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws @ 6:30pm

Wayne Toups @ 8:30pm

Nov. 9: Hands 2 Heart Puppet Show @ 1:30pm

Faith at the Fair @ 3:00pm

Special Attractions

*Special Attractions are free with your gate admission to State Fair and are on certain dates.

Cupcake Vineyards Truck Tour: Oct. 24 – 26

*Cupcake Vineyards will be providing wine samples. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

AT&T GoPhone Freedom Tour: Oct. 30 – Nov. 9

*The team will be offering one-on-one introductions to GoPhone and live hands-on demonstrations of the latest smartphone devices on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. Guests can try out the Fast Grab Booth for a chance to win a Freedom Prize Pack and/or a brand new device!

USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone Tour: Oct. 23 – Nov. 9

*The USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone Tour is an interactive exhibit offering hands-on food safety lessons. Children will learn to clean, separate, cook and chill all in a fun and exciting way.

Carnival Midway

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 tokens 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.

Tokens: $1 each

Carnival rides accept 3 – 10 tokens depending on the ride

Armbands: $30 each

Unlimited carnival ride armbands are good for unlimited Crabtree Amusement carnival rides. Good for one day and one person only. Nontransferrable State Fair Fun Pass: $75 each

Includes gate admission + carnival armband each of the 14 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

  • State Fair of Louisiana Pro Rodeo

When: Fri, Oct. 31 and Sat, Nov. 1 at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: Advance: Upper Level GA $10.00

Box Seats GA $20.00

Day of Show: Upper Level GA $15.00

Box Seats GA $25.00

*Pro Rodeo tickets include admission to State Fair.

Ticket Outlets: Cavender’s Western Outfitters (Shreveport & Bossier),

Ranchland of Shreveport, Topp’s Western World, Paul’s Farm & Garden, www.statefairoflouisiana.com and State Fair Gates

Frontier Rodeo Company will be providing award winning animal stock and some of the toughest cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in PRCA sanctioned Pro Rodeo events including: Bareback, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing & Bull Riding. 2012 & 2013 PRCA Clown of the Year, Justin Rumford, will be working the barrel and entertaining the crowd. Sat, Nov. 1 is “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” night at the rodeo. $2 per ticket sold will be donated to Susan G. Komen Northwest Louisiana to help raise awareness and fight breast cancer. We encourage you to wear pink to Saturday night’s performance to show your support!

  • Hispanic Rodeo

When: Sun, Nov. 2 at 5:30pm

Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: Advance: GA $30.00

Promociones Rojas presents the Hispanic Rodeo featuring tough bulls, bull riders, musical bands and entertainment.

  • Shreveport Bossier Mavericks ABA Basketball Game

When: Sat, Nov. 8 at 7pm

Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Ticket Prices: $10 – $25, Kids 12 & Under FREE

*Basketball tickets include State Fair gate admission and State Fair gate admission includes basketball game for FREE on Sat, Nov. 8.

Shreveport Bossier Mavericks will open the 2014-2015 ABA Basketball season on Sat, Nov. 8 at the 2014 State Fair. The Shreveport Bossier Mavericks went undefeated for their 2013-2014 season and also won the ABA Championship.

  • 13th Annual Antique Tractor Show & Pull

When: Fri, Oct. 24 from 6pm to 10pm

Sat, Oct. 25 from 10am to 6pm

Where: State Fair Outdoor Arena located next to Administrative Office

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. 25 from 10am – til over (approx. 6pm)

Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Spirit Celebration presents the State Fair Cheer & Dance Championships. Admission is FREE.

  • State Fair Baton & Danceline Competition

When: Sun, Oct. 26 from 11am – til over

Where: Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Competition Baton & Danceline featuring teams from all over the Ark-La-Tex. Admission is FREE.

  • Competitive Exhibits

When: Oct. 23 – Nov. 9 (Hours of Fair)

Where: Agriculture Building

Competitive Exhibts 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 Monday, October 20, 2014. Entries should be mailed to State Fair Office or brought in by Monday, October 20, 2014 by 5:00PM.

  • State Fair Cooking Contests

When: Sun, Nov. 2 thru Sat, Nov. 8

Where: Cooking Contests Tent next to State Fair Administrative Office.

Cooking Contests are FREE to enter and categories consist of: Beef Stew Cook-Off, Mexican Beef Dish, Bar-B-Que Chicken Cook-Off, Beef Chili Cook-Off, Pecan Cake, Pecan Candy & Kids Cookie Decorating Contest. Entries are due Mon, Oct. 13 at 4pm. Awards consist of cash prizes and ribbons.

  • 4-H Talent Contest

When: Sat, Oct. 25 at 10:00am

Where: State Fair Livestock Sale Arena

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.

  • 4-H Quiz Bowls

When: Sat, Oct. 25 at 2pm

Where: State Fair Livestock Sale Arena

Quiz Bowls are open to any 4-H member in Louisiana, but must be registered by LSU AgCenter Faculty for these contests. Livestock Quiz Bowl begins at 2pm. Nutrition Quiz Bowl begins at 4pm. Admission is FREE.

  • State Fair BB Gun Competition

When: Sat, Nov. 1

Where: State Fair Livestock Barn

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.

  • AgMagic Hay Bale Decorating Competition

When: Oct. 23 – Nov. 9

Where: Agriculture Building

Entries are due by Oct. 1. Three teams will be chosen to compete and will create their projects on Oct. 20 at the Agriculture Building. Winning projects will be on display throughout the 2014 State Fair. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

  • Louisiana State Fair Hay Contest

When: Oct. 23 – Nov. 9

Where: Agriculture Building

The Louisiana State Fair Hay Contest is designed to provide a showcase for the presentation of top quality hay and to recognize the producers of this hay. Hay is the only agricultural commodity that is bought and sold without quality and/or weight guaranteed. The quality of hay varies more than any other agricultural commodity. The Louisiana State Fair Hay Contest will provide educational information to producers regarding hay quality and contribute to Extension efforts in northwest Louisiana to enhance production and efficient use of high quality stored forage.

  • 3rd Annual “Flavor” Louisiana Beef Cook-Off

When: Sat, Nov. 1 beginning at 9am

Where: Cooking Contests Tent next to State Fair Administrative Office

Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association, Louisiana Beef Industry Council, Kingsland Ranch Ltd and Triple P Farms present the 3rd Annual “Flavor” Louisiana Beef Cook-Off. Youth Cooking Contest is open to 4-H, FFA or Jr. Cattlemen and begins at 9am. Awards ceremony is at 12noon. Cooking demonstrations by professional chefs begin at 1pm. Adult 3 Beef Meat Cook-Off awards begin at 6pm.

  • State Fair Coloring Contest

When: Entries due by 5pm Fri, Oct. 3

Where: Will be on display at The Chocolate Crocodile & State Fair

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

  • ALTAC Jr. Livestock Sale

When: Wednesday, Oct. 29 beginning at 9am

Where: State Fair Livestock Sale Arena

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. 23 – Nov. 9 from 10am – 9pm

Where: Agriculture Building

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.