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State Fair of Louisiana 2021 (Spring Edition) Event Highlights for Opening Week

The following has been released to Q93 from the State Fair of Louisiana: 


SHREVEPORT, La. – The State Fair of Louisiana is making history with the 114th State Fair- Spring Edition that is about to take place at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport.  Opening day is this Thursday, April 29th and it will run eleven straight days through May 9th.  The hours of operation will be 12pm to 10pm on weekdays and 10am -10pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ticket Prices:
Gate Admission - $12.00
P.O.P. - $47.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband
FunPass - $100.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband all 11 days of the State Fair
Advance Discounted Tickets (THRU WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH) at!
Gate Admission - $8.00
P.O.P. - $35.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband
FunPass - $100.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband all 11 days of the State Fair
Special Promotions 
Free Fair Days: Free parking/gate admission, 12noon – 3pm (Weekdays)
Discount Days: Mondays - Thursdays
Gate Admission - $5.00 *After 3pm
P.O.P. - $30.00 *Gate admission + carnival armband
Carnival Armbands - $25.00 *12noon til close

Scheduled this week on the Whataburger Stage are:
Thursday, April 29th, Anxious will open the Fair and play at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm.  
Friday, April 30th, Nashville South performs at 6:00pm, 7:00pm, and 8:00pm.
Saturday, May 1, Frank Foster will take the stage starting at 7:30pm. Opening for Frank will be   The Casey Martin Band taking the stage at 6:00pm.  
Sunday is Fiesta at the Fair from 12:00pm – 10:00pm.

State Fair of Louisiana Livestock Spring Show
The State Fair of Louisiana will host a Spring Youth Cattle Livestock Show April 29 - May 2, 2021.
The show will be open to participates from any state. The age of the exhibitors will be from 0 to 21 years of age. Categories of animals shown will be Dairy, Breeding Beef, Commercial Heifers, Minis, & Steer!  
11th Annual Louisiana State Fair Car Show  
Sunday, May 2nd, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
“Cinco de Mayo Edition”
Attractions are free with your State Fair Gate Admission and will perform several shows per day. This year’s attractions are as follows:   
      Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show 
      The Pirate’s Parrot Show
      GASCAR Crazy Animal Races
      Paul Bunyan’s Lumberjack Show
      Laura Jaye Aerial Show
      Dallas The Fire Guy
      Nick the Escape Artist
      Flo, The Clown of Many Faces
      Rock-It Robot
Special Attraction
Timberview Helicopter Rides will offer helicopter rides above the midway of the Spring State Fair.  Price per rider is $20.00.
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the State Fair of Louisiana is taking extra precautions to assure the health and safety of our employees and guests. It is our mission to keep guests and staff safe while also continuing to make your visit a memorable experience. 
Not Feeling Well? 
Please self-check for COVID-19 symptoms before you visit the State Fair. If you or any member of your family is not feeling well, please do not visit.
Hand Sanitizer Stations 
There will be hand sanitization stations throughout the Fairgrounds. We highly recommend the use of hand sanitization stations as well as washing your hands frequently.
Admission Ticketing 
The State Fair of Louisiana will be implementing a new ticketing system with our partners at Saffire to speed up the admission process and limit contact. Although tickets will be available for purchase at our Entrance Gates, we strongly advise purchasing your tickets prior to arrival at the State Fair online at
Face Coverings 
Face coverings/masks are to be worn in all indoor spaces and outdoor spaces when not consuming food and drinks. Face coverings are required unless impairment to an existing health condition. All employees and vendors will also be required to wear a face covering to participate in the State Fair. All guests over 7 years of age are required to wear a face covering/mask.
Social Distancing 
Follow social distancing guidelines carefully, maintaining at least 6 feet of space from others. This will apply throughout the State Fair, including lines, in exhibits, at food and beverage facilities, in show venues, and in restrooms.
All food/beverage should be consumed in designated areas or seated at picnic tables provided by the State Fair so that face coverings may consistently be worn throughout all other areas of the State Fair.
Beer Gardens 
Any alcohol sold and consumed shall be limited to a single area, or Beer Garden, that will be clearly marked. The seating area for alcohol consumption shall also be limited to the Beer Garden area.
The State Fair of Louisiana appreciates your understanding and cooperation with the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines issued by the State of Louisiana!

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City of Alexandria Updates COVID Policies

The following has been released to Q93 from the City of Alexandria:


Alexandria, La. (April 28, 2021) — The City of Alexandria continues to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state health officials and Gov. John Bel Edwards regarding measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.


“Yesterday the Governor announced that he is easing restrictions regarding the statewide mask mandate,” Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall said. “We never issued a mask mandate for the City of Alexandria. We have, however, followed the Governor’s and health official’s guidelines and complied with the statewide mandate. In his latest order, the Governor is leaving it up to local municipalities to decide if they want to adopt or continue mask policies. I see no reason at this time to implement a local mask mandate for Alexandria. We will continue to recommend that at-risk individuals wear face masks and take the appropriate health precautions. And local businesses have the option of requiring masks for their patrons, but there is not a citywide mask mandate for Alexandria.”


The most recent guidance from the CDC indicates fully vaccinated individuals who have received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine do not need to wear masks outdoors unless they are in a large crowd of strangers. The new guidance also significantly eases mask recommendations for indoor interaction involving other fully vaccinated individuals.


Based on the CDC’s outdoor guidance, the Alexandria Zoo will no longer require face masks for guests while they are not inside buildings. Face masks will continue to be required indoors for people entering city facilities, including City Hall, the Utility Customer Service Building and city-operated community centers. Per Gov. Edward’s statewide order, ATRANS passengers are also required to wear a face mask.


“We are pleased with the progress we have seen in terms of people getting vaccinated and the reduction in the local number of cases,” Hall said. “COVID-19 still presents a danger, so we must continue to take some precautions, and I encourage everyone to get vaccinated.”

Cleco Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross in Louisiana to Assist with Disaster Relief

The following has been released to Q93 from Cleco:


PINEVILLE, La. – April 26, 2021 – Today, Cleco made a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist Louisianans when disasters strike.  

“During the past year, Louisiana has been hit hard by hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms that caused significant damage and, in some instances, destroyed homes and businesses requiring many residents to repair and rebuild,” said Shane Hilton, president of Cleco Power.  “Our emergency response teams are usually first on the scene after severe weather, so Cleco sees firsthand how necessary it is to support organizations like the Red Cross who have a long history of providing assistance when disasters strike.”

The Red Cross relies on donations and community partners to provide free emergency assistance, disaster relief and disaster preparedness education throughout the United States.

“We are grateful to Cleco for this generous donation,” said Karen McCoy, executive director for the North Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross. “These funds will go a long way in ensuring we are able to support communities of central Louisiana in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters large and small.”

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