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Admissions and Entry Policies

The STATE FAIR of LOUISIANA Admission and Entry Policies


Security and Safety Policies

On behalf of the State Fair of Louisiana, new guidelines are being instituted that will provide a more safe, secure and enjoyable environment for all fair patrons as our visitors’ safety is top priority. Daily, during the Fair, you can expect the presence of officers from various security companies along with a presence of the Shreveport Police Department. All patrons and possessions are subject to search and will pass through metal detection upon entering the State Fair of Louisiana. Surveillance cameras will also be operating throughout the fairgrounds 24 hours a day for the duration of the fair.

To protect everyone’s safety, we ask that all of our guests follow our rules and policies.

Weapons (Concealed Carry or Open Carry) are not allowed to enter the fairgrounds property even if you are a Concealed Weapons Permit holder. Law enforcement with credentials will be the only exception.


Youth/Minor Curfew

The State Fair of Louisiana is proud to be a family-friendly environment for visitors of all ages. As an added safety measure, the State Fair is implementing an AFTER 6 P.M. MINORS POLICY.

During the 2023 State Fair of Louisiana, starting at 6:00 p.m. daily, all minors, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone (21+) when entering the Fair. Parents, guardians, or chaperones may accompany no more than 6 minors under the age of 18. Groups larger than 6 individuals under the age of 18 will require additional chaperones. The State Fair will require all accompanying parents, guardians, and chaperones (21+) to present a valid ID upon entry starting at 6:00 p.m. daily. Once inside the fairgrounds, the parent, guardian, or chaperone is not required to remain with the minors; however, the parent, guardian, or chaperone is required to remain at the fair. The State Fair of Louisiana security reserves the right to remove any unaccompanied minor under the age of 18 from the State Fair of Louisiana after 6:00 p.m.

Organized and ticketed group outings, such as school, church, corporate and other pre-scheduled group visits are exempt from the policy as these groups have established chaperone policies and practices already in place.


Approved Bags/Carry Items

  • Bags no larger than 9”x 10”x 12”.Larger bags will need to be returned to vehicle before entering.
  • Medically necessary items (after proper inspection).
  • Diaper bags accompanied with a baby (after proper inspection).
  • Soft sided coolers for infants/family or dietary needs (after proper inspection).
  • All bags will be subject to search upon arrival and entry. Any bags or carry items that do not meet the approved criteria must be returned to vehicles.

Not Approved/Not allowed Bags/Carry Items, are not limited to:

  • Purses, clutch bags, or fanny packs larger than 9”x 10”x 12”
  • Concealed weapons (even by permit holders) Law enforcement with credentials will be the only exception.
  • Pets, except service animals approved by the ADA, those leashed on the campgrounds, or those part of an authorized act or exhibit.
  • Camera cases
  • Drones
  • Fireworks, sparklers, or explosives
  • Laser Pointers
  • Alarm Devices
  • Illegal drugs or substances and paraphernalia
  • Knives
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Glass bottles
  • Aerosol cans
  • Selfie sticks
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Signs
  • Skateboards, hoverboards, roller skates, or inline skates
  • Bicycles, Tricycles, or Unicycles

Any prohibited items must be returned to vehicle. This list is not all-inclusive list and State Fair officials reserve the right to alter the prohibited items list at any time.


Photo Policy (Attention Guests on the Fairgrounds)


Smile! Photo, video, and audio may be taken for promotional purposes. By entering the State Fair of Louisiana Fairgrounds, you consent, waive all rights to royalties and release the State Fair of Louisiana of any liability. You agree to your likeness used, published, or reproduced in any and all media which can be used, now or in the future, for any purpose by or in connection with the State Fair of Louisiana, its sponsors, organizers and providers.

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