The Natchitoches Parish Fair is a family oriented week of fun and entertainment. There is something for everyone. It includes numerous rides for young and old. Food concessions are there to satisfy everyone’s hunger and thirst from miles around with local cuisine and traditional carnival food.

The carnival opens Wednesday-Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday from noon-10 p.m. It’s $4 to enter/children 2 and under free. Arm Bands are $15 Wednesday-Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday from noon–5 p.m. and $18 Friday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday from 5-10 p.m. The Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.

Monday, Sept. 24

8 a.m.–5 p.m. – Hay Bale Decorating Contest

9 a.m. – Archery Competition

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Competitive exhibits accepted

2 p.m.-8 p.m. – Educational booths set up

Tuesday, Sept. 25

8 a.m.-noon – Exhibit building closed during judging

9 a.m.-8 p.m. – Animals including poultry and rabbits. Entries may be admitted to the barn.

9 a.m. – 4-H BB Gun Show

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Blue Exhibit Building opens

School Spirit Night

9 a.m.-noon – Sassy Senior Day

8 a.m.-noon – Second Annual Beebe Martin Memorials FFA Competition

5:15 p.m. – Poultry and Rabbit Show

6 p.m. – Fair Opening Ceremonies

6 p.m. – Dance Studios and Cheer Groups

10 p.m. – Parish Animals must be weighed in and placed in the barn.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Kids Day

5 p.m. – Parish Showmanship

6:30 p.m. – 4-H Talent Show

Dress your livestock competition following the conclusion of showmanship. Parish Hog show to follow the conclusion of the dress your livestock.

Friday, Sept. 28

Kids Day

10 a.m. – Forestry Skills Competition

5 p.m. – Market Lamb Show

6 p.m. – Market and Breeding

Goat Show

6-8 p.m. – BluVudoo Quintet

7:30 p.m. – Rodeo

Saturday, Sept. 29

10 a.m. – Chili Cook off begins, tasting at noon

11 a.m. – Weigh in for Commercial Dairy and Heifers

12 p.m. – Dairy Show

1:30 p.m. – Parish House Pet Show

2 p.m. – Beef Show

7:30 p.m. – Rodeo

7-10 p.m. – Clifton Swamp Pop Band