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Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns with food, rides, fun

September 19, 2021 GMT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair returns after the COVID-19 pandemic squashed last year’s event.

“We feel that it is important for us to have an event this year,” Fair Chairman Cliff Barton said. “The COVID virus kept us from opening last year but with the numbers are going down now, and after all that Baton Rouge has gone through it is time for the public to have some family fun.”

The entertainment, attractions, food, rides, fun and games are all back from Oct. 28 -Nov. 7, news outlets reported.

State Fair officials said visitors will enjoy daily live performances from artists like David St. Romain, the Ole Sole Band, the Justin McCain Project, Chris LeBlanc & Chris Roberts, Chubby Carrier performing country, rock, Latino, Cajun, swamp pop, blues, and more. In addition, three of the fair’s most popular attractions will be available: Pages Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show, Swifty Swine Pig Racing, and Noah’s Way Exotic Animal Petting Zoo.

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Proceeds from the fair are donated back into the community in the form of grants, scholarships and sponsorships, according to a news release. The fair foundation has donated more than $4.2 million since beginning the program in 1987.

Gate admission is $5 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and both Thursdays. The price goes up to $10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. People under 48 inches tall (121.9 centimeters), or 4 feet (1.21 meters) are admitted free.