It’s that time of year to go to a place where you can scream until you drop and eat until you pop, and that’s the State Fair of Louisiana. Whether you’re there for the delicious carnival food, live entertainment, or thrilling rides, the fair has something for everyone. Let’s take a look at all the fair has to offer this year.
Fair Schedule and Location
October 26–November 12, 2023
12–9 p.m. on weekdays
10 a.m.–10 p.m. on weekends
3701 Hudson Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71109
The State Fair of Louisiana will continue to host its popular “Free ‘til Three” on weekdays. Parking for the entire run of the fair, on both weekdays and weekends, is completely free. Just like last year, children two years and under enjoy free entry, while children ages three–12 are $8. Adult tickets are priced at $15. Advance sale tickets are $10 for adults, and are available through Oct. 25.
Check the fair ticket web page for details.
This Year’s Activities
This year’s free acts include Cody Cooke & The Bayou Outlaws on Friday, Oct. 27, and Shayliff on Friday, Nov. 3.
The Louisiana Rodeo Cowboy Association (LRCA) will hold their finals during the fair on November 4-6. Tickets and pricing are separate from fair admission. However, admission to the fair is included with a purchase of a rodeo ticket.
- Reserved Box Seats: $25 Advance/$30 Day Of Show
- GA Upper Level: $15 Advance/$20 Day of Show
There are seven free shows and attractions that you can see each day of the fair:
- All American High Dive Show
- Belmont World of Magic Show
- Circus Hollywood
- Hollywood Racing Pigs
- Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
- Sira Souru’s Reptiles & Friends
- The World of Animals Show
- The State Fair Zoo
Come see these feats of daring and exotic animals right in your backyard. You can find more details about each of these shows here.
The traditional fair favorites can be found here as always, like funnel cakes, candied apples, corn dogs and more. You’ll be sure to find more Cajun-inspired grub as well. Stuffed shrimp has been a crowd favorite at the fair for years.
Whether you’re up for jaw-dropping thrills, something a bit more family-friendly, or kiddie rides, Crabtree Amusement Rides is once again providing the largest carnival midway in the state. The carnival rides will accept Magic Money credits and armbands. Credits are $1 each, with an initial purchase of $20 for 18 credits ($2 Magic Money fee). After that initial purchase, credits are $1 each.