The Fun STARTS HERE
Welcome to the official Rapides Parish Fair website! THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE TO ENTER THE FAIR. This is the place to find concert information, ride lists, 4-H and FFA livestock competitions, information to help you enter your exhibits and all the information you need to enter contests and competitions. We have loads of great FREE entertainment for the entire family. Tons of food vendors with every type of food you can imagine, rides, games and more for all ages. Schlotzsky's Bakery and Cafe will be our inside vendor this year serving up their delicious sandwiches and gourmet pizzas. Visit Vendor Alley. Vendors will will include the Shriners, the Exchange Club of Alexandria, and more.
The fair grounds are located on Hwy 71 South next to the State Evacuation Shelter, 8149 Hwy 71 South right past the LSU-A campus. This year will have added 1,320 extra parking spaces on the grounds You can ride the trolley free of charge and get dropped off at the fair grounds.
New on the midway this year is the 90-foot tall StarTower, a chair swing ride with spectacular lighting and a thrilling view of the fairgrounds from up top! Thomas Carnival classics include the Merry-Go-Round (check out the artwork on the carousel horses) the Crystal Lil's House of Mirrors, the Dodgem Bumper Cars, the Dizzy Dragons, Wiggle Worm and more.
The Arts and Crafts exhibits, Senior Citizen's Day, and Barnyard Nursery will be held at the Evac Shelter. The 4-H & FFA livestock shows will be held at Dewitt Livestock Facility right next to the Evac Shelter.
Check back regularly for more updates. The Fun Starts Here!
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Variety is the spice of life...This year the Rapides Parish Fair is happy to welcome Schlotzsky's Cafe as our inside vendor in the Fair's Exhibition Hall. Come try their delicious sandwiches and gourmet pizzas.