The Rapides Parish Fair

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Welcome to the Rapides Parish Fair Page. 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 .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 and our partnership with LSUA. Parking on the Rapides Fair Grounds is free. There will be a $5 charge to park on the LSU-A Campus in the designated parking areas. You can ride the trolley free of charge and get dropped off at the fair grounds.

Hours of Operations
(Closing times are approximate):
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. -11:00 pm
Saturday: 11 a.m.-11:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. -8 p.m.

Queen's Contest

2016 Queen ContestThis year the 2016 Queen's Contest will be held at the State Evac Shelter on Saturday, October 8, 2016. The contest begins at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for registration form

Poultry Testing

Poultry TestingIt's poultry testing time. If you plan to enter your bird in the Rapides Parish Fair (Oct. 12-16) ALL poultry entered must be tested for typhoid/pullorum. NO EXCEPTIONS. No testing will be done day of show. Date for testing: September 17, 2016 - 9:00 am -noon at the Rapides Parish Extension Office - 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria. Questions??? Contact our office at 318 767-3968 for additional information.

Entry and Release Schedules

Entry and Release Schedules for FairThe Rapides Parish Fair post the entry dates and times for the livestock, arts and crafts, nursing home and baking categories. The Rapides Parish Fair begins entering on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Click here to view schedules

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