Tangipahoa Parish Fair
|Tangipahoa Parish Fair|
Wed. 5pm - 10pm, Thur. 11am - 11pm, Fri. 7:30am - 11pm, Sat. 9am - 11pm and Sun. 11am - 6pm
History tells a story of days gone by. It allows us to relive the events of the past while looking forward to the future. The Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair has proven, over time, to be an evolving force within the parish. Created in 1888, the Tangipahoa Parish Fair was held in Amite, Louisiana. Amite is considered the seat of Tangipahoa Parish, with the town being created in 1849 and the parish created in 1869. Most of the information contained within this report is due to the efforts of E.E. Puls and the unknown author of 'Looking Back 110 Years'. The Tangipahoa Parish Fair, at the time (1888), consisted of 75 acres of land that featured a grandstand, racetrack, and exhibit rooms. While detailed written information on the first fairs is hard to obtain, personal interviews and stories handed down through local families give us details that would otherwise be lost.
The Tangipahoa Parish Fair is the oldest fair in Louisiana.
|Venue:||Tangipahoa Parish Fair Grounds|
|Address:||404 Reid Ave, Amite, LA|
|Contact:||Tammy DiMattia or Tom Varnado firstname.lastname@example.org|