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A decision has been made about the State Fair in Shreveport

The following statement has been issued by State Fair of Louisiana General Manager Chris Giordano:

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19,  the State Fair Board of Directors has  decided to postpone the upcoming State Fair of Louisiana scheduled to run October 29 - November 8, 2020. A smaller event will be held during those dates that will feature several of the events fair goers enjoy, including the Junior Livestock Show and the National Brahman Cattle Show.

Giordano also says you are invited to enjoy a Taste of the State Fair for a food court event between October 29 - Nov. 8th.

The new plan calls for a full State Fair in the spring. The dates for the 114th State Fair of Louisiana are April 29 - May 9, 2021. The eleven-day run will feature all the food, rides, live music, free shows and attractions the public enjoys..

And that will mean two State Fairs in one year, because the 2021 State Fair will be held beginning on October 28th of next year. The State Fair has only been cancelled one time in the past. That was back In 1918 when the fair was cancelled because of the outbreak of the Spanish Flu which took the lives of over 675,000 U.S. citizens.

The State Fair of Louisiana typically brings in more than 400,000 people each year and has a $24 million dollar economic impact on our community.