The St. Tammany Parish Fair Association celebrates St. Tammany culture! Held each year during the first full weekend of October, the fair is a full week of agricultural and horticultural exhibits, music, food, talent showcases, a Rodeo, Fair Queen, Rodeo Queen and Princess Pageants, and of course, the ever-popular Midway rides.
The fair is open through the week for exhibitor competitions, and opens to the general public on Friday, October 5 with a parade through downtown Covington. It continues with open exhibits, performances, amusements and rides through Sunday, weather permitting. Exhibits remain open until 9 pm.
The Fair Parade takes place on Friday at 10:00 am starting on Jefferson Avenue traveling to Boston and up Columbia Street, concluding at the fairgrounds at 1304 N. Columbia St. to opening ceremonies on the Main Stage at 11:00 am.
The St. Tammany Parish Fair promotes community economic development, showcases local culture, and nurtures community responsibility and pride. A complete schedule of exhibitors' entry deadlines and public events is available on the St. Tammany Parish Fair website at http://sttammanyparishfair.info.
From I-12, take US 190 (exit 63-B) north toward Covington. Follow US-190/Collins Blvd., fairgrounds are on the west side of the highway between 33rd Ave. and Magee St.