The 2013 Rapides Parish Fair will take place on Oct. 9-13, 2013. The 53rd Annual Fair will be held on the Rapides Coliseum Fairgrounds, 5600 Coliseum Blvd. in Alexandria, Louisiana.
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 85th season of fun and excitement for fair-goers.
Feature attractions on the midway include Pharoh'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 8, 2013, between the hours of 11 AM and 6 PM at the Coliseum Exhibition Hall. All 4-H, FFA members, and adult exhibitors from Rapides Parish can participate.