The Mighty Thomas Carnival appears at the 2018 Rapides Parish Fair in Alexandria October 10-14, 2018. The bustling traveling show will provide thrilling rides, fun games, and tasty carnival treats to the fair for the 37th straight year. The Rapides Parish Fair will be held at the new fairgrounds located at 8149 Highway 71 just south of LSU-A for the fourth year. Founded in 1928 in Lennox, South Dakota, by Art B. Thomas, the carnival is now based near Austin, Texas, and is providing its 90th season of summer fun and excitement for fair-goers at 50 events in 12 states.
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!
The fair will have great family entertainment, livestock show, exhibits, great food, thrilling carnival rides and some special suprises are in store. By putting something you made in the fair, you help encourage others especially kids. The fair needs you. Enter an item (or maybe even several.) It's easy, it's fun and you'll be helping make the fair great community event. Who knows, you may even inspire someone else to be creative. Visit the barnyard nursery!
Other attractions on the Thomas Carnival midway this year the fair:
Hard Rock: A perfect ride for thrill seekers. Bright yellow and lots of lights.
Monster Trucks: A children's ride from Wisdom Manufacturing of Sterling, Colorado, Realistic colorful trucks that pop wheelies on a controlled track with revvin' engines.
Frog Hopper: Just for kids, the Frog Hopper is built in Utah by
S&S rides. Really popular.
Martian Maze: This Martian-themed obstacle course for kids is
filled with ladders and slides.
Surf's Up: A giant surfboard from Zamperla in Italy. This ride for the whole family to ride together. It is a 40 foot spinning bright yellow surfboard on a 100 foot track.