The Washington Parish Fair Committee Chairmen and Executive Board held their regularly scheduled September meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021 and voted in favor of having the Washington Parish Free Fair in 2021 as scheduled.
The Washington Parish Fair Association has advised that the Lt. Governor's office informed the executive board that there are no restrictions in place to prevent the fair except wearing a mask indoors. It was also reported that Tangipahoa Parish will host its fair and the State Fair of LA held in Shreveport will also be open. Statistics on the vaccination rate in the region were reported as well as other information from Homeland Security. Following a time of discussion where each member present had the opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions, the vote was held.
The 2021 edition of the Washington Parish Free Fair will run as scheduled October 20 – 24, 2021. The fair will open with the traditional Wednesday morning parade and close on Sunday evening. This year’s main stage entertainment will feature headliners: The Canton Spirituals and the Fair Queen Pageant on Wednesday night, Coffey Anderson on Thursday night, Frank Foster on Friday night, and Soul Revival and Category 6 on Saturday night.
The stage committee will begin releasing the names of the opening acts and Down by the Branch will also make public scheduled entertainment in the next week.