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Old 10-28-2012, 06:57 PM
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It's been a few years since I went to the La. State Fair in Shreveport. Last time I went it was probably 6 years or so and I didn't think much of it then. As far as state fairs go, I've felt the La. State Fair was lacking as far as commercial exhibits were concerned. Now I have to say that I've been to state fairs in other states that do more than livestock, carnival rides, freak sideshows and cookware demonstrations. Other state and even larger county fairs seem to have more on the ball with better commercial exhibitors.

Anyone been to this year's state fair yet? Be interested to read your observations. My take is based on what I've said in other threads on this forum regarding Shreveport's demographics and per-capita spending power (or lack thereof). Just doesn't seem to attract the heavy commercial promotional type of exhibitors I've seen at other similar types of venues.

Not knocking it but just an observation. The La. State Fair seems to always be a repeat of itself year in and out. (I do find the racing pigs and ducks fun to watch however!)
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:31 PM
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I go for the carnival foods and the carnival foods only. Otherwise, I couldn't give two ****s. I can't tell you how many times I've seen the duck races or Dallas the Fire Guy.

It used to be much more fun when they actually brought well-known bands. Jimmy Buffett himself even said, at the groundbreaking for Margaritaville, that some of his first gigs were at the State Fair in Shreveport.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:50 PM
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I live in a state.that has one state fair in the hottest month of the year. I love fairs! If I lived in LA I would be in FAIR heaven. Have fun. There are places to go, things to see and stuff to learn!

Washington at 101 years has the oldest free parish fair and perhaps the largest. (Over)
Beauregard at 82 hosts the one of the South's oldest fiddle contests in America (Over)
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair Oct 25-Nov 4
Shreveport State Fair Oct 25 - Nov 11
The Louisiana Swamp Festival at Audubon Zoo Nov 3-Nov 4
Bayou Bacchanal 2012 is November 3rd and 4th at Lafayette Square @ NOLA.
Hammond Louisiana Renaissance Festival Nov 3-Dec 9th (weekends)
Natchitoches Christmas Festival Nov 17-Dec 6
Natchitoches Snowfest Nov 23 -Nov 24.
Bossier City Mistletoe & More Nov 23-Nov 24
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