WELCOME TO THE RAPIDES PARISH FAIR PAGE
The 53rd Annual Rapides Parish Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 9- Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Rapides Coliseum Fairgrounds.
We will have loads of free entertainment for the entire family. Tons of food vendors with every type of food you can
imagine, rides, games and more for all ages.
Special Promotions and Ride Prices
Entry and Release Schedule
All classes of each division are open to youth exhibitors from the following parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia,
Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Sabine, St. Landry, Vernon, West Feliciana and Winn. Exhibitors from other parishes will be notified of their eligibility after the entry deadline date, provided that barn
space is available. Click here for more information.
Horse Show - October 8, 2013
WHO MAY COMPETE – Any female resident of
Rapides Parish whose parents are also residents of the parish, between the ages of 16 and 20. Contestant musts be 16 on or before December 31, 2013, and shall not have reached her 21st birthday before December 31, 2013. A copy of birth certificate MUST be included with entry form. She must be single, must never have been married or divorced, and must remain single
during year of reign.
Contestants entered in the Rapides Fair Association Queen Contest will be judged
on interview and stage appearance. (This includes poise, personality, beauty and
intelligence.) Additional points will be awarded based on the contestants' written summary of 4-H, FFA, and Fair Participation.
ACTIVITIES – Contestants will be expected to attend registration, private interview with
panel of judges, stage rehearsal and the
AWARDS – The Queen will receive a gift, a bouquet of roses, and a $500.00 scholarship to the learning institute of her choice, to be awarded at time of registration. FAILURE TO COMPLETE ALL DUTIES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SCHOLARSHIP. ConflIcts in schedule will be discussed with the Queen's committee in advance and exceptions may be permitted.
DUTIES OF RAPIDES FAIR ASSOCIATION QUEEN – The Queen will represent the Rapides Fair Association at the Parish Fair and other events as requested by the Association. The Queen will reign until her successor is crowned. The Queen will participate in Association activities as requested by this organization. The Queen, possibly, will represent Rapides Fair Association at the Louisiana Fairs and Festivals convention at the expense of the Rapides Fair Association.
RULES and REGULATIONS – Each contestant must file an official entry form with the
Queen Committee before September 20, 2013 Each contestant must register and
attend the interview session on Saturday, October 5, 2013, in street dress, such as a business suit or dress. Each contestant must attend the stage rehearsal and pageant on Saturday night in formal gown. The Queen MUST participate in
next year's pageant.
ENTRY BLANKS – This year the number of contestants must be limited to
25. All entry forms must be returned before deadline. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES WILL
BE ACCEPTED AFTER DEADLINE OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2013.
NOTE: Further information and entry forms may
be obtained by calling either of the following:
Sherri Bennett –793-8268
Janice Derbonne – 767-3970 (Extension Office)