Fall festival season is here! In Shreveport-Bossier, we’re gearing up for some of our biggest events. The weather is getting cooler, but the event calendar is heating up. Whether you’re looking for a hot music lineup, film and art competitions, high stakes sporting events, or a classic carnival experience, we’ve got the event for you. Press play on thrills and chills. Here are a few fabulous options to add to your fall festival to-do list.
Highland Jazz and Blues Festival: September 17, 2022
Enjoy live music at the always unique and funky “party in the park” with the 18th Annual Highland Jazz and Blues Festival on September 17. This free annual event features local and national jazz and blues artists, great food, and local artwork in historic Columbia Park.
Red River Revel Arts Festival: October 1–9, 2022
Rock out at the Red River Revel Arts Festival on October 1–9. This nine-day event is jam packed with incredible music acts playing every day. The lineup includes nationally touring artists such as Everclear, Neal McCoy, Big Freedia, The Motet, and Mannie Fresh.
Prize Fest: October 14–23, 2022
Become a connoisseur of the creative arts at Prize Fest on October 14–23. This competition and festival features five creative disciplines—film, food, music, fashion, and comedy—with contestants competing for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Finalists have the chance to put on their best performance, whether they are a chef, film-maker, clothing designer, comedian, or musical act. The winners are decided by a panel of judges and the audience.
State Fair of Louisiana: October 27–November 13, 2022
Enjoy fair food classics and exciting rides at The State Fair of Louisiana coming to Shreveport October 27–November 13. This event is the largest carnival and livestock show in the state. This 15-day festival also features magic shows, the State Fair Zoo, a sea lion splash show, rodeo, and more!
Shreveport Brew: October 29, 2022
There’s nothing like the crisp taste of a well-made beer. Whether you prefer the fruity notes of an IPA or the warm depth of a stout, you can try them all at Shreveport Brew on October 29. Enjoy premium brews and delicious food from Shreveport’s finest restaurants and thrilling entertainment!
Super Retriever Series: October 21–November 6, 2022
Dog lovers and sportsmen alike can watch the best all-around retrievers and sporting dogs as they compete in this exciting two-part event—the Super Retriever Series! Watch dogs fly through the air at distances up to 30 feet and heights of eight feet in the Super Dock Competition October 21–23. The Super Fly and Super V events are amazing to watch, much like a track and field event, this event features the long jump, the high jump, and a speed race called “Raider Run.” This event is dog-friendly, so furry friends can join in on the action.
The Super Retriever Series will also feature the best dog and handler teams from around the country as they compete in a hybrid style of retriever trial that includes hunt tests, field trials, and all-around hunt savvy. The four-legged athletes will be competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and a chance to win the annual SRS Crown Championship, which will be held in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, November 2–6.
Dixie Maze Farms Fall Festival: September 24–October 31, 2022
Dixie Maze Farms will have entertainment for the whole family with a corn maze, outdoor movies, a pumpkin patch, duck races, a flower patch, a cow train, pig races, a corn bin, and hayrides! Their Fall Festival runs September 24 through October 31. For those looking for a fright, they also offer the Trail of Terror, the separate Haunted Corn Maze, and murder mystery dinners on select nights.
Shreveport-Bossier City is ideally situated in northwest Louisiana about 15 minutes from the Texas border on the west and 30 minutes from the Arkansas border on the north. The Red River connects the two cities, and the riverfront has served as the hub of the city’s commercial life. The dining experience is unparalleled, mixing the wide-open Texas spirit with the spicy Louisiana Cajun attitude.
The northwest Louisiana sister cities are home to five casinos and one “racino,” more than 55 festivals and annual events, hundreds of unique local restaurants, and nearly 50 attractions. With so many fall events, be sure to check out the complete calendar of events at www.sbfunguide.com, then book your hotel today and press play on fun!
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Caddo and Bossier Parishes in North Louisiana. For more information about Shreveport-Bossier, visit Shreveport-Bossier.org.