Cajun Heartland State Fair 2021

Go Go Fun Fun! Join Us For The Cajun Heartland State Fair! 

CHSF Logo website large.jpgThe Cajun Heartland State Fair, presented by Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) is an eleven day fair produced by the CAJUNDOME staff offering an exciting entertainment line-up and ride offerings that attract more than 40,000 guests.

The Cajun Heartland State Fair is managed by an innovative and insightful team of professionals priding themselves on knowing the right mix of entertainment arranged to provide maximum enjoyment for all ages. The ride specials, food, free attractions and family oriented games make an outstanding summer experience. Truly, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Cajun Heartland State Fair fairgrounds.

We hope you'll make plans to join us this year, May 27 - June 6, 2021, as we strive to provide the best in family entertainment for children of all ages. This year, we will welcome new ride operator Gold Star Amusements that will provide numerous super rides and classic favorites for the whole family. Games and free attractions such as the World of Wonders and Texas Tommy's Wild West Revue will be on hand to entertain the crowds. Prizes and surprises await everyone at the Cajun Heartland State Fair!

Check back often for new updates!

Additional policies and procedures will be in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. See below for more information on this year's event. Face coverings required for entry and while on the grounds except while actively eating or drinking. 

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Sponsorship Information

Interested in being a sponsor of the Cajun Heartland State Fair, presented by LUS? Download our sponsorship packet and discover ways to get involved with this family-friendly event. 

CHSF 2021 Sponsor Packet.pdf


Food & Merchandise Vendors

Food & Merchandise Vendors 

The Cajun Heartland State Fair is currently accepting applications for Food & Merchandise Vendors for the 2021 Cajun Heartland State Fair. All applications are reviewed by the Fair Committee and are not guaranteed participation until confirmed by the Fair Director. For more information and regulations, please see the information or application link below. Once application is approved, a non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your participation.  

Vendor Application

Vendor Information
1. Vendors must register in advance in order to participate. Limited spots available due to social distancing guidelines. 
2. Vendors and any staff working the event are required to wear a face covering throughout the duration of the event. 
3. Food trucks/catering trailers are welcome to participate. 
4. All vendors need to be self-sufficient, unles otherwise specified. Bring any tables, chairs, etc. that you need.   
5. Non-refundable vendor registration fee due with application approval and will be sent via PayPal invoice. Vendor fees will go toward advertising expenses and vendor market operations. 
6. Approved vendors will be notified within 1 week of their registration submission and will again be contacted at the beginning of May with event logistics and any additional instructions and event information.    
7. Registration Deadline: May 1, 2021 

Vendor Set-Up & Tear-Down
Vendor Set-Up Time: Vendors can arrive for set-up no earlier than 10 AM on Wednesday, May 26, but must be set-up by 4 PM on opening night, May 27. Face coverings must be worn at all times when fair is open for operation. 

Concessionaire/Food Vendor Fees
$250 Deposit
$60 Electrical/Disposal Fee. This fee is NOT optional.
(Electrical/disposable fee will not be issued for non-profit permanent food booths.)

20% Commission on daily gross sales – Profit Concessionaires
15% Commission on daily gross sales – Non-Profit Concessionaires

Outdoor/General Vendor
$250 Per 10' x 10' space
$200 Each Additional 10 Ft Frontage 
Electrical/Disposal Fee: $25 Per Vendor and Per Location. This fee is NOT optional.
(General vendor includes handmade items, craft items, seasonal merchandise)
Contact us at (337) 265-2355 or [email protected]

Participating Vendors:

Cajun Market Presented by Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce

Save the Date (2).pngThe Cajun Heartland State Fair has partnered with the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce to host a one-day indoor vendor market event on Saturday, June 5, 2021, which will take place during this year’s state fair. The market will feature local arts, crafts and specialty vendors in the CAJUNDOME Convention Center.


The Cajun Market will be open from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. There is no additional fee to enter the Cajun Market as admission into the Cajun Market is included with fair admission. Admission into the Cajun Heartland State Fair is $3 per person, ages 3 & under are free.


A limited number of booth spots are available to comply with social distancing. Vendor applications can be submitted at this REGISTRATION LINK and approved vendors will be notified in a timely manner. Vendor fees apply.


“We are incredibly excited to partner with the Cajun Heartland State Fair to host the all-new Cajun Market,” said Debbey Ryan, Chamber Founder and President. “As an organization that champions women in business and entrepreneurship, this is an amazing opportunity to highlight many of the talented business and craft industry professionals in our community.”


Guests are reminded to follow all social distancing markings and maintain 6 foot social distancing from other groups while attending the event. Face coverings are required to enter and while walking around venue.


Participating Market Vendors

Ruby Ribbon
Inner Peace Energy Therapies
Day Dream Spa
Chloe Rose Gifts
Jewelie's Boutique
Seaux Shea Bath & Body

Band/Entertainment Submission Form

Is your band or act interested in performing at the 2021 Cajun Heartland State Fair? Use the form at the link below to submit your act for consideration. 

Band/Entertainment Submission Form



Our friends at the Hilton Garden Inn, located directly across the street from the CAJUNDOME & Cajun Heartland State Fair, are offering a special room rate to fair goers! Visit the link below to book your stay!

Book Your Hotel Stay!

Advance (Discounted) Ride Ticket & Wristband Offers


Advance discounted sales on Ride Tickets and Ride Wristbands will run May 1 @ 10 AM through May 26 @ 4 PM, while supplies last, and can be purchased online 24/7 at Ticketmaster or at the CAJUNDOME Box Office, Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM. The following advance ticket sale offers are available May 1 - May 26: 

    • Stop by the CAJUNDOME Box Office to purchase your advance ride ticket sheet voucher at half price ($12.50 for 20 ride tickets).
      Regular Price at Fairgrounds $25 for 20 tickets. Limited quantity available.

                      BUY ONLINE HERE

    • Stop by the CAJUNDOME Box Office to purchase your Memorial Day ride wristbands in advance for $20 each. Limited quantity available. 

                      BUY ONLINE HERE

      • Purchase your discounted #MEGApack in advance for only $85 which includes 4 ride wristbands and fair admission vouchers to redeem on any day of the fair! (You Save $27!) Limited quantity available.

Fair Hours

Fair Admission Hours: (Gate Open / Gate Close)

  • Thursday, May 27th: 5pm-10pm
  • Friday, May 28th: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday, May 29th: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday, May 30th: 12pm-10pm
  • Monday, May 31st: 2pm-9pm
  • Tuesday, June 1st: 5pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, June 2nd: 5pm-9pm
  • Thursday, June 3rd: 5pm-9pm
  • Friday, June 4th: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday, June 5th: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday, June 6tht: 12pm-8pm

The Admission Gate will close nightly at posted time, no new admissions will be permitted after that.

Midway rides will continue operation for an additional hour past the gate closing time. 

Parking & Admission

FREE PARKING: Thursday, May 27th - Sunday, June 6th

  • FREE Parking is Available at Cajun Field throughout the Fair

ADMISSION: Thursday, May 27th - Sunday, June 6th

  • $3 Entry Fee Per Person

  • Free Entry for Guests Age 3 Years & Under with Accompanying Adult

  • No Re-Entry

  • Admission Gate Closes One Hour Prior to Ride Close

Military Service Members Admission 

  • Members of the Military can receive free admission for themselves and their immediate family to the Cajun Heartland State Fair on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, Tuesday, June 1st, Wednesday, June 2nd, and Thursday, June 3rd, when you present your active Military ID at the admission ticket booth. 

Ride Tickets & Wristbands

Ride tickets and wristbands are available for purchase during the Cajun Heartland State Fair at the CAJUNDOME Box Office and at the Midway ticket booths. 

    • Single Ride Ticket $1.50/each
    • 20 Ticket Sheet for $25 ($1.25/ticket)
    • 50 Ticket Sheet for $50 ($1/ticket)
    • My Choice Wristband Voucher: Purchase a $25 ride wristband voucher to redeem on any single day of the fair! (Valid for one day use. Limited quantity available. 
    • Available at Box Office Only
      • Buy in Bulk & Save with the #MEGApack for only $100 which includes 4 ride wristbands and 4 fair admission tickets to redeem on any single day of the fair! (You Save $12!) While supplies last.

Gold Star MIDWAY Rides

 We are pleased to introduce our new Midway partner for 2021, Gold Star Amusements! The CHSF, along with our new ride operator, Gold Star Amusements, plan to meet and/or exceed the current COVID-19 mitigation guidelines in regard to guest safety and cleanliness. We are committed to providing a safe, family-friendly environment for our staff and guests. 


Ride Safety & Cleanliness

  1.  Amusement staff pick-up a hand sanitizer dispenser for their work area daily and return it daily. 
  2. At the beginning f the day, ride operatrs wipe down all high touch surfaces while doing their daily inspections.
  3. Ride perators also wipe down high touch areas periodically through the day.
  4. Designated members of the ride staff are part of a sanitization team that complete routine sanitization of the rides from open to close.  
  5. Prior to opening for the week, all rides are sprayed down with a fogger using KOC-8 sanitizer.
  6. Daily sanitization wipes consist of Efferson Disinfectant Sanitizer. 

Hand-Washing & Sanitizer Stations

  1.  Fair guests can utilize permanent hand washing stations inside CAJUNDOME and Convention Center restroom facilities in addition to hand washing/sanitizing stations located throughout the fair grounds and near food & beverage stations. 

Guest Responsibility

Fair goers are reminded not to visit or enter the Cajun Heartland State Fair if they are currently experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms or have been in recent close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19. 


Crawfish Village

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The Cajun Heartland State Fair is excited to welcome back the Crawfish Village! This attraction area features delicious food vendors and local artisan and craft booths. 

Entertainment line-up for the Crawfish Village stage to be announced soon! Check back for updates. 



Lagniappe Lane

Take stroll down Lagniappe Lane for an array of free family entertainment and dining options.

Prehistoric Dinosaur Adventures

  • Prehistoric Museum
  • Dino Dig Pit
  • Dino Kids Challenge Games
  • Dinosaur Photo Opportunities 
  • Encounters with Jim "The Dino Guy" & Baby Dinosaurs
  • T-Rex Dinosaur Encounters


World of Wonders Show

  • 10 amazing & unusual sideshow acts
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Texas Tommy's Wild West Review

  • Wild West Comedy & Trick Show


Jingles & Friends

  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Art
  • Glow Walking Parade

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  • All Aboard Party Headquarters Trackless Train Rides (Additional Fees Apply)

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The Final Fiesta

It's the last day of the Cajun Heartland State Fair! Join us for the Final Fiesta!

More information coming soon.

Capture the Fun! Photo Safari Contest

The Cajun Heartland State Fair is looking for talented photographers to spend the day documenting the exciting activities at this year’s Fair.

Why Compete?
✓ FREE to Enter
✓ Win cash prizes
✓ Have your images posted on the CAJUNDOME & Cajun Heartland State Fair website, Facebook and Instagram
✓ Contest images may be used in CAJUNDOME & Cajun Heartland State Fair marketing materials in the future
✓ FREE Fair admission ticket for each contestant

Who Can Enter?
✓ All Louisiana residents, ages 18 and older.
✓ Open to professional, semi-professional and amateur status photographers.
✓ Contest is limited to 50 participants

A. Food (still life or people)
B. Midway Rides/Attractions
C. The Fair at Night
D. Fairscape, General, Other

Awards in each category
1st Place $50     2nd Place $35     3rd place $20
Spirit of the Fair Award $100
The photo that most exemplifies the traditions and spirit of the Cajun Heartland State Fair.


Clear Bag Policy, Social Distancing & Face Masks

  • Clear Bag Policy: In an effort to limit cross-contamination, the CAJUNDOME will be enforcing a strict clear bag policy at the Cajun Heartland State Fair. A one quart or smaller clear plastic storage bag or clear clutch/purse sized 6.5" x 4.5" x 1" or less permitted. Non-clear diaper bags with age appropriate children or non-clear medical bags will be permitted. All bags subject to search. An empty reusable water bottle may also be brought in for use at water fountains.Strict Clear Bag Policy Graphic
  • FACE COVERINGS: We will follow all current state mandates, and as such, will require face coverings for all participants and guests while visiting inside facilities, such as restrooms, concessions and indoor concerts. 
  • SOCIAL DISTANCING: All participants and guests are reminded to observe social distancing guidelines of 6 feet when entering the fairgrounds, moving about the venue, or waiting to use restroom or concession facilities.