If all goes as planned, this fair will mark the end of a decades-long run at the Rapides Parish Coliseum. The plan is to move to a new location on Highway 71 South near Louisiana State University at Alexandria.That's great news as the fair had outgrown the venue at the Coliseum. Parking was a disaster, as the area around the fairgrounds has grown tremendously over the past decades and the Coliseum simply could not accommodate everyone who wanted to attend. I quit going to the fair several years ago, simply because getting in and out was such a hassle.
Kudos to the committee that decided it was finally time to move. The Parish Fair is a huge event, and we can only hope that with the move, it continues to grow and prosper.