The 2014 Rapides Parish Fair will take place on Oct. 8-12, 2014. The 54th Annual Fair will be held at our new location on Hwy 71 South in Alexandria, Louisiana, next to the State Evacuation Shelter.
The Mighty Thomas Carnival traveling show will provide thrilling rides, livestock shows, fun games, and tasty carnival treats. Founded in 1928 in Lennox, South Dakota by Art B. Thomas, the carnival is now based near Austin, Texas, and is providing its 86th season of fun and excitement for fair-goers.
Feature attractions on the midway include Pharaoh's Fury, Tilt-a-Whirl, the Spider, and more. New rides this year include: the Spin Out thrill ride, the Moby Dick, the Cobra Coaster, and a family roller coaster.
Entry of arts and crafts will take place on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the State Evacuation Shelter, 8125 U. S. Hwy 71S, Alexandria, Louisiana. All 4-H, FFA members, and adult exhibitors from Rapides Parish can participate.