Cajun Heartland State Fair

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Join Us For The Cajun Heartland State Fair! 

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CHSF Logo website large.jpgThe Cajun Heartland State Fair is an eleven day fair produced by the CAJUNDOME staff offering an exciting entertainment line-up and ride offerings that attract more than 50,000 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.

Make your plans to join us for the next Cajun Heartland State Fair scheduled for May 23 - June 2, 2024. 

We are excited to continue our partnership with ride operator Gold Star Amusements that will provide numerous super rides and classic favorites fun for the whole family. More information on games and free attractions coming soon. Prizes and surprises await everyone at the Cajun Heartland State Fair!

Check back often for new updates!

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2024 Fair Dates & Hours

Fair Admission Hours: (Gate Open / Gate Close)

  • Thursday, May 23rd: 5pm-10pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up
  • Friday, May 24th: 5pm-10pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up until 7 PM
    • $10 Admission Fee for ages 6 & up after 7 PM
  • Saturday, May 25th: 12pm-10pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up until 7 PM
    • $10 Admission Fee for ages 6 & up after 7 PM
  • Sunday, May 26th: 12pm-10pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up 
    • $10 Admission Fee for ages 6 & up after 7 PM
  • Monday, May 27th: 2pm-9pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up
  • Tuesday, May 28th: 5pm-9pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up
  • Wednesday, May 29th: 5pm-9pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up
  • Thursday, May 30th: 5pm-9pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up
  • Friday, May 31st: 5pm-10pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up until 7 PM
    • $10 Admission Fee for ages 6 & up after 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 1st: 12pm-10pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up until 7 PM
    • $10 Admission Fee for ages 6 & up after 7 PM
  • Sunday, June 2nd: 12pm-8pm
    • Daily Admission Fee $5 for ages 6 & up

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

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

Security Policy: We welcome all youth to the Cajun Heartland State Fair, however, youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older from 7 PM to close daily. 

FREE Mobile App

NEW FOR 2024! Download Our Free Mobile App for Daily Events, Showtimes, Music Line-Up, & Special Offers for Rides & Vendors!

Download from the Apple Store

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Clear Bag Policy

  • Clear Bag Policy: The CAJUNDOME will be enforcing a clear bag policy at the Cajun Heartland State Fair. 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.
  • 4.5" x 6.5" or smaller non-clear purse or clutch allowed
  • Clear tote bag or purse, no larger than 12" x 12" x 6"
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  • LAWN CHAIRS: Fans can bring in lawn chairs but chairs are subject to search
  • Strollers are permitted but subject to search

2024 Advance Discount Ride Tickets & Ride Wristbands

2024 Specials 

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. Discounted Advance Purchase Ride Wristbands are available for purchase at participating ShopRite & Tobacco Plus locations listed below. 

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EARLY BIRD RIDE DISCOUNTS
(APRIL 5 @ 10 AM - MAY 22 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

Advance discounted sales on Daily Unlimited Ride Wristbands will run April 5 @ 10 AM through May 22 @ 4 PM, while supplies last, and can be purchased online 24/7 at Ticketmaster, at the CAJUNDOME Box Office, Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM, or at one of our official retailers below. Additional convenience fees apply to Ticketmaster purchases. 

The following advance ticket sale offers are currently available: 

  • $20 MEMORIAL DAY ADVANCE SALE RIDE WRISTBANDS   
    • Stop by the CAJUNDOME Box Office to purchase a MEMORIAL DAY ride wristband voucher in advance for $20 each. Limited quantity available. Voucher can be redeemed on May 27 only at the CAJUNDOME Box Office only. Sale ends Sunday, May 26 or while supplies last. Quantities are limited!
    • PURCHASE MEMORIAL DAY RIDE WRISTBANDS
  • PARTICIPATING SHOP RITE RETAILERS (April 15-May 23)
520 W. Summer Dr. Abbeville
4108 Hwy 90 East Broussard
525 S. Parkerson Crowley
2600 North Parkerson Crowley
2597 N. Parkerson Crowley
  1823 Elton Road Jennings
400 W. Congress Lafayette
1900 Dulles Dr. Lafayette
301 Verot School Rd. Lafayette
1110 N. University Lafayette
2400 West Congress Lafayette
3555 North University Lafayette
2301 Ambassador Caffery Lafayette
301 Calcasieu Lake Authur
2411 South Union Street Opelousas
17634 Hwy 190 Port Barre
17681 Hwy 190 Port Barre
800 The Blvd. Rayne
129 Frontage Rd. Rayne
312 N. Main Street St. Martinville

PARTICIPATING TOBACCO PLUS LOCATIONS

1563 North Parkerson Ave. Crowley
3044 West Pinhook Lafayette
1906 Ambassodor Caffery Lafayette
4311 Johnston St.  Lafayette
1005 E. Admiral Doyle New Iberia

 

Day of Fair Ride Tickets & Wristbands

DAY OF EVENT RIDE TICKET & WRISTBAND INFORMATION

  • RIDE TICKETS 

    • Purchase ride tickets at any fairgrounds ticket booth 
    • Single Ride Ticket $1.50/each
    • 20 Ticket Sheet for $25 ($1.25/ticket)
    • 50 Ticket Sheet for $50 ($1/ticket)
    • Advance purchase ride ticket vouchers must be redeemed at the CAJUNDOME Box Office only. 
       
  • RIDE WRISTBANDS (DAY OF & MY CHOICE)  
    • Purchase an all-day unlimited ride wristband at any fairgrounds ticket booth for $30. May 27 Memorial Day ride wristband special $25. 
    • My Choice Wristband Voucher: Purchase a $30 ride wristband voucher at the Box Office to redeem on any single day of the fair! (Valid for one day use. Limited quantity available.) 
    • Any discount codes or advance purchase vouchers must be redeemed at the CAJUNDOME Box Office. 
  • MEGA PACK / FAMILY PACK $125
    • (INCLUDES 4 RIDE WRISTBAND & 4 FAIR ADMISSION VOUCHERS) 
    • Available at Box Office Only
      • Buy in Bulk & Save with the #MEGApack for only $125 which includes 4 ride wristbands and 4 fair admission tickets to redeem on any single day of the fair! (You Save $15!) While supplies last.

Grandstand Entertainment (Music & Variety Acts)

GRANDSTAND UPDATE (5/30/24): 

The Cajun Heartland State Fair has announced that in anticipation of unfavorable scattered weather moving through Acadiana this weekend, all Coca-Cola Grandstand performances for the remainder of the fair (5/30/24 - 6/2/24) will be relocated to the Convention Center Exhibit Hall to avoid interruption. Admission into all performances is included with your fair admission ticket; however, fans should be aware that capacity limits will be in place. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and Convention Center doors will open 30 minutes prior to the day’s first performance. The first 4,000 fans at the Convention Center will be wrist banded and have access to the concerts. No admission refunds will be provided if denied entry into the concert; please plan your arrival accordingly or enjoy the rest of the fairgrounds and family attractions.

Don't miss all the live entertainment on the 2024 Coca Cola Grandstand:

5/23/24 Thursday Leif Meche Band 6:00 PM 
5/23/24 Thursday Buddy Andrews & the Branded 8:00 PM
5/24/24 Friday Tyler "Sixfigure" Smith 6:00 PM
5/24/24 Friday Chris Breaux 7:00 PM 
5/24/24 Friday DJ Digital w/RV 9:00 PM
5/25/24 Saturday Them Guys 5:00 PM
5/25/24 Saturday CRYRS 7:00 PM
5/25/24 Saturday FUEL 9:00 PM
5/26/24 Sunday Gospel Vibes 1:30 PM 
5/26/24 Sunday Mia Montero 5:15 PM
5/26/24 Sunday Quarter Shots Band 6:30 PM
5/26/24 Sunday Proyecto Uno 9:00 PM 
5/27/24 Monday MJ Dardar 4:00 PM 
5/27/24 Monday En Cachette 6:00 PM 
5/27/24 Monday ‘An Evening with Souled Out: The Music of Silk Sonic’ 8:00 PM 
5/28/24 Tuesday Kyle Brandon 6:00 PM 
5/28/24 Tuesday Ory Veillon 8:30 PM 
5/29/24 Wednesday Gino V. 5:30 PM 
5/29/24 Wednesday The Links 7:00 PM 
5/29/24 Wednesday Chasing the Hourglass 8:00 PM 
5/30/24 Thursday Whiskey Chitto Ramblers 6:00 PM 
5/30/24 Thursday Dylan Aucoin & the Judice Ramblers 8:00 PM 
5/31/24 Friday Abi Clair 5:30 PM 
5/31/24 Friday That 90s Show 7:00 PM 
5/31/24 Friday POP 2000 Tour: Chris Kirpatrick *NSYNC, O-Town, LFO, Ryan Cabrera 8:45 PM
6/1/24 Saturday Justin Champagne  
6/1/24 Saturday Cuban Papi Caribbean Explosion ft. DJ Africa  
6/1/24 Saturday Chris Ardoin  
6/2/24 Sunday

Gospel Vibes
Emcee Phil Romar of Revive Soul
Nebu Neazy
the LeBlanc Squad
Christina Henry
The Stevens Family

1:00 PM
6/2/24 Sunday Roi Chip Anthony ft. The Lejit Brothers  
6/2/24 Sunday Lil Nate  

Purchase VIP Party Deck Passes for May 25 ft. FUEL

Purchase VIP Party Deck Passes for May 26 ft. Proyecto Uno

Purchase VIP Party Deck Passes for May 31 ft. POP2000 Tour

Purchase VIP Party Deck Passes for June 1 ft. Justin Champagne, Cuban Papi, and Chris Ardoin

Purchase VIP Party Deck Passes for June 2 ft. Lil Nate, Roi Chip Athony and the Lejit Brothers

Attractions & Show Times

 Sea Lion Splash (Free Attraction)

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Scott's World of Magic (Free Attraction)

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Safari Station (*Nominal Fee Applies)

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Opening night only * (Thursday, May 23rd)

Sea Lion Splash 7 PM and 9 PM

Scott's World of Magic 6 PM and 8 PM

Safari Station 5 PM - 9 PM

 

Weekday performances

Sea Lion Splash 7 PM and 9 PM

Scott's World of Magic 6 PM and 8 PM

Safari Station 5 PM - 9 PM

 

Weekend Performances and Memorial Day 

Sea Lion Splash 2 PM, 5 PM, 8 PM

Scott's World of Magic 3 PM, 6 PM, 9 PM

Safari Station 12 PM - 2 PM and 5 PM - 9 PM

 

Closing Day, Sunday June 4 

Sea Lion Splash 3 PM, 5:30 PM, 8 PM

Scott's World of Magic 2 PM, 4:30 PM, 7 PM

Safari Station 12 PM - 2 PM, 5 PM - 9 PM

 

Food & Craft Vendors

2024 Participating Vendors 

FOOD VENDORS

  • Kane's Pit Stop (Big Boy Burgers, Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos and more! Located on the West side of the CAJUNDOME near the Coca Cola Grandstand)
  • Fun Foods (Funnel Cakes, Fried Oreos and more! Located on the West side of the CAJUNDOME near the ramps)
  • Roy's Lemonade- grab the iconic Yellow Cup with a refreshing serving of lemonade
  • AsianCajun (A delicious combination of Asian and Cajun dishes! Located on the West side of the CAJUNDOME near the ramps)
  • Mac & Peas  (Mouthwatering BBQ plate lunches right here at the CHSF! Located on the West side of the CAJUNDOME near the ramps.)
  • Paw Paw's Sugar Shack- Get something simply frozen on this hot summer day! Located in front of the Convention Center near the kiddie rides)
  • Leydon's House of Sweets- Grab a sweet dessert with your significant other to share on the fairgrounds!
  • Grind Nutrition- Stop by for loaded mini pancakes, crepes and loaded teas!
  • Acadiana Creole Cuisine- try some of their delicious local favorites like hot honey fried ribs, crawfish burgers, and crawfish spinach bread bowls!
  • Let's Get Popp'n- Featuring their World Famous Kettle Corn and Movie Theater Butter, plus a variety of flavored options
  • Memphis Que- They're fring up the grill with a selection of finger-lickin' pork and beef and don't forget to try the BBQ Bologna Sandwich!
  • Sunset Slush Acadiana- Grab a refreshing cup of the Best Italian Ice in Acadiana on a beautiful summer day!
  • Le Choix des Cajuns
  • Flavored Pickles- Take your pick! Big, juicy flavors, plus specialties like the Flaming Hot CHeeto Pickle and more.  

CRAFT & MERCHANDISE VENDORS

  • T-Bon Inc. Home Decor, Beauty Products, Fashion and Accessories
  • Wilson Hair Care Personal Care & Grooming Products
  • LeafFilter LeafFilter Gutter Protection Demonstration
  • El Sherpa Light Up Toys, Apparel, Accessories
  • Big Juicy's Creations Custom Cups, T-shirts, Toys, Jewerly 
  • Chill Factory Clothing and Accessories
  • T-Deaux's Kitchen & Crafts Homemade Resin Art, Keychains, Ink Pens, Tumblers, Bracelets 
  • After Hours Creations Jewelry, Cajun Magnets and Coasters , 3D Prints
  • We-Art-Stuff Caricatures, Facepaint and Henna Tattoos
  • Johnson Concessions Light Up Toys & Hats
  • ANJ Cleaning Shoe Cleaner Products
  • Dstylish Closet Clothing & Accessories
  • Besties LLC Custom Shirts & Gifts
  • SWACO Socks Local Art Socks
  • Lydie B's Boutique Cajun Clothing & Accessories

Miss Dolly's Lounge at the Table Room

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Miss Dolly's Table Room Lounge

Stop by the Table Room and experience Miss Dolly's Lounge! Featuring decor and photo props inspired by the Queen of Country. In Dolly We Trust you'll have a great time at Miss Dolly's!

Grab a frozen lemonade [Tito's optional ;)] in a souvenir boot cup!

Join us for nightly bingo games starting around 7 PM for a chance to win tickets to upcoming CAJUNDOME events and prizes! Plus, join us for family-friendly karaoke presented by The Stage Karaoke Bar!

All ages welcome. 

Ways to Save at the #CHSF

Check Out These Ways to Maximize Your Fun While Saving Some Money at the Cajun Heartland State Fair! 

Thursday, May 23 Family Night Purchase your discounted #MEGApack at the Fair’s Cajun Field Box Office on May 23 for only $125 which includes 4 ride wristbands and 4 fair admission vouchers! (You save $15 on the regular fair ground’s price!)
Friday, May 24 Date Night Plan your Friday night date night at the Cajun Heartland State Fair! 
Saturday, May 25   Don't miss rock band FUEL live on the Coca Cola Grandstand tonight!
Sunday, May 26 Senior Sunday EVERY SUNDAY, SENIOR CITIZENS 60 years and older & 2024 Graduating Seniors can save $2 on admission fee to the Fair.
Monday, May 27 - Thursday, May 30 Military Appreciation Military Appreciation Days – all active military, retired military, and veterans receive a ticket for free admission when they present valid documentation of military service at the admission ticket booth. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID and accompanying children under the age of 18 also receive discounted admission and save $2 each on admission during the same dates.
Tuesday, May 28 TWOS-DAY! Guests can save while snacking on TWOS-DAYS at the Fair, where participating vendors offer various specials. Get BOGO Half Off unlimited ride wristbands at the CAJUNDOME Box Office (for redemption on May 28 only). Plus, save $2 on your admission ticket when you mention TWOS-DAY at the ticket office.
Wednesday, May 29 Youth Sports Team Night Free admission for youth (12 & under) who head out to the fair in their youth team jersey or school spirit t-shirt. 
Thursday, May 30 Family Night Purchase your discounted #MEGApack at the Fair’s Cajun Field Box Office on June 1 for only $125 which includes 4 ride wristbands and 4 fair admission vouchers! (You save $15 on the regular fair ground’s price!)
Friday, May 31 Date Night Plan your Friday night date night at the Cajun Heartland State Fair with live music from the POP 2000 Tour on the Coca Cola Grandstand featuring Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, O-Town, LFO and Ryan Cabrera!
Sunday, June 2 Senior Sunday EVERY SUNDAY, SENIOR CITIZENS 60 years and older & 2024 Graduating Seniors can save $2 on admission to the Fair when they show their ID at the Admission Ticket Booth.
All Days FIRST RESPONDERS DISCOUNT The Cajun Heartland State Fair would like to thank our country’s first responders with a day honoring our various active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency services agencies. All first responders can save $2 OFF admission tickets when they present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization at the gate or online, plus up to three discounted admission tickets for their family members.

Visit Lafayette & Accommodations

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Welcome to Lafayette, LA, the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country where there are many ways to laissez les bons temps rouler or as we say it let the good times roll. Whatever your passion, be it musiccuisinefestivalshistorycultureshoppingarchitecture, arts, outdoorswildlife or a little bit of everything, we’ve got something for you to discover. So kick back, relax and let us help plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

2024 CHSF HOTEL PARTNERS

Hilton Garden Inn (Located Across the Street from the CHSF)  
Call the Hotel Directly at 337-291-1977 and mention code CHSF24 or 
Book Your Room Online and save 10%

Sponsorship Opportunities

Put your brand in front of 50,000+ fair attendees during the 2024 Cajun Heartland State Fair!

For more information, contact us at casey(at)cajundome.com to get started. 

Special Thanks to our 2024 Presenting Sponsor, LUS

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As well as our additional supporting sponsors:

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MANDEZ's Restaurants

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