Washington Parish Free Fair

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Oct 16, 2019 to Oct 19, 2019
Washington Parish Free Fair
Time: All day

In October, when skies are bluer and the air is crisp with Fall’s first touch, the enthusiastic crowds, larger than ever, once again flow through the front entrance into our beautiful fair grounds to enjoy the spectacle of the Washington Parish Free Fair. Today, based upon attendance records, it is believed to be the largest county/parish free fair in the USA. It is the second oldest Parish Fair in Louisiana.

It is a family fair. They come from all over the country to enjoy the wholesome virtues characterized by Wiley Wit and imagination cemented with a strong enthusiasm, cooperation and genuine concern for the cultural, educational and economic advancement of the parish.They come to enjoy the excellent exhibits of cut flowers, homemaking, livestock and agricultural products. Then there is Old McDonald’s Farm, and the activities that never seem to cease on the stage. They come to experience the magic of the Midway and the excitement of the PRO Rodeo, and even to just sit a spell under one of the tall pine trees and enjoy the good food.

In addition to all these attractions there is the Authentic Historical Pioneer Village, the Mile Branch Settlement. Here the visitor will be heartily welcomed by the many costumed hosts and experience a trip into our past as he visits the various log cabins and buildings filled with antiques and hospitality. One will feel free to sit a while on one of the broad porches or tap ones feet to the music.

The nation’s largest “Free Fair” featuring competitive agricultural and educational exhibits, livestock show and petting zoo, art show, national, regional and local musical entertainment, a parade, rodeo, pioneer settlement, 5k run, arts and crafts booths and carnival rides.

Venue:  Washington Parish Fairgrounds
Address:  115 Main St.,  Franklinton, LA
Admission Cost:  Free
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