BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is coming back to the capital city at the BREC Fairgrounds on Airline Highway from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5.

Cliff Barton, the fair’s president, said officials are excited for the fair to return to Baton Rouge.

“The support of the people in Baton Rouge has been amazing over the past 57 years. They came to Gonzales last year along with the residents of Ascension Parish and helped us have a very successful fair,” he said.

The event will have live music performances by Rock Show NOLA, The Confidential Band, James Linden Hogg and more. Attractions include a magician, racing pigs and amusement rides.

There will not be a Junior Poultry Show or a Junior Rabbit Show this year.

Fair officials said around 85,000 people come annually. Proceeds are donated to the community through grants and sponsorships from the Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation.

“We are extremely happy to have the fair back on Airline Highway,” said Brandon Smith, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation for BREC. “The fair is an important event and needs to be in Baton Rouge.”

Early bird discount tickets are available and include gate admission and a ride wristband for $30. The offer ends at 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Buy tickets here.

New bag policy

The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair will enforce a new bag policy this year. All bags will be checked upon arrival at the fair.

Allowed items:

  • Clear bags no larger than 12″x6″x12″
  • Clear fanny packs no larger than 12″x6″x12″
  • Diaper bags will be allowed after inspection that a baby accompanies
  • Medically necessary items are allowed after inspection

Not allowed:

  • Bags that are not clear or are bigger than the approved size
  • Non-clear fanny packs and backpacks
  • Ice chests

Fair schedule

Thursday, Oct. 26:

  • 7:30-9 p.m.: Rock Show NOLA

Friday, Oct. 27:

  • 7-9 p.m.: The Confidential Band

Saturday, Oct. 28:

  • 2 p.m.: 6th annual Lego Extravaganza
  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Christian Serpas & Ghostown
  • 7:30-9 p.m.: Kendall Shaffer

Sunday, Oct. 29:

Friday, Nov. 3:

  • 7:30-9 p.m.: United We Jam

Saturday, Nov. 4:

Sunday, Nov. 5:

  • 10 a.m.: 2023 Junior Dairy Goat Show
  • 1:30-4 p.m.: Pie Baking Contest
  • 2-3:30 p.m.: Horacio Mata Y Sus Cadetes de Linares
  • 6:30-8 p.m.: Sonora Explosiva Dinamita