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[image: 2013 Rapides Parish Fair]

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.

300 Grady Britt Drive · Alexandria, LA · 71302
Phone: (318) 767-3968 · Fax: (318) 767-3971

2013 Livestock Results
[Image: 2013 Horse Show]

This posting contains images and results in the 4-H and FFA Livestock Shows.

2013 Rapides Parish Fair Premium Book
[Image: Food Preservation at the Rapides Parish Fair]

The posting contains information on premiums and categories for the Rapides Parish Fair.

Open Poultry Show
[Image: Ducks]

The 2013 Open Poultry Show will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more details.

Rapides Fair Queen's Contest Information
[Image: Roxanne Paul and Haley Williams]

Information is provided on entering the 2013 Fair Queen's Contest and entry form.

Open Goat Show [Image: The Open Goat Show will be held Sat., Oct. 13, 2012 at the Rapides Parish Coliseum Fairgrounds on 5600 Coliseum Blvd in Alexandria, Louisiana.]
The Open Goat Show will be held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Open Junior Beef Show [Image: Beef Cattle at the Rapides Parish Fair]
The 2013 Junior Open Beef Show will be held Oct. 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rapides Parish Coliseum Fairgrounds during the Rapides Parish Fair in Alexandria, La.
General Information Regarding the Rapides Parish Fair [Image: Fair Entries]
Rules and Regulations, Entry and Release Dates, plus more can be found here regarding the 2013 Rapides Parish Fair.
Carnival Ticket Prices and Special Promotions [Image: Fair ride]
Information about operting times, ticket prices and special promotions for the 2013 Rapides Parish Fair.
Entering Fair Exhibits [Image: Cover for Fair Guide]
The Rapides Parish Fair is fast approaching and it’s time to prepare your entries for competition! All entries in the Exhibit Building require an entry number and an official Fair tag. Don’t wait until October to get your exhibits ready for the Fair. For complete information on entering exhibits in the Exhibit Building, click on the link.
Rapides Parish Fair Entry Tags [Image: Image of Fair Entry Tag]
The link on the right provides information about how to complete Rapides Parish Fair entry tags. Entry tags can be obtained at the Rapides Parish Extension Office at 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana. Call 318-767-3968 for more information.