Cajun Heartland State Fair 2022

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. The 2021 event attracted more than 53,000 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 26 - June 5, 2022, as we strive to provide the best in family entertainment for children of all ages. We will welcome back new ride operator Gold Star Amusements that will provide numerous super rides and classic favorites for the whole family. Games and free attractions 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!

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Fair Hours

Fair Admission Hours: (Gate Open / Gate Close)

  • Thursday, May 26th: 5pm-10pm
  • Friday, May 27th: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday, May 28th: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday, May 29th: 12pm-10pm
  • Monday, May 30th: 12pm-9pm
  • Tuesday, May 31st: 5pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, June 1st: 5pm-9pm
  • Thursday, June 2nd: 5pm-9pm
  • Friday, June 3rd: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday, June 4th: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday, June 5th: 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 one hour past the gate closing time. 

The #BIGSHOT FAIR VIP PASS

NEW! The #BIGSHOT FAIR VIP PASS

The VIP Pass ($275 value) includes admission into the fair each day, two (2) unlimited ride wristband vouchers that can be redeemed on the day of your choice, daily music grandstand VIP viewing area next to stage and VIP tent admission with restroom access for you and a guest, a Fair VIP swag bag, plus admission for you and one guest into the Opening Night VIP crawfish boil. VIP passes are limited and only available in advance of the Fair or while supplies last.  Price: $100 each, plus any applicable fees. VIP tickets are now on sale while supplies last. (Only 250 Available)

PURCHASE YOUR #BIGSHOT VIP PASS

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. 

VIEW ALL TICKET OPTIONS

NEW! The #BIGSHOT FAIR VIP PASS

The VIP Pass ($275 value) includes admission into the fair each day, two (2) unlimited ride wristband vouchers that can be redeemed on the day of your choice, daily music grandstand VIP tent admission with restroom access for you and a guest, a Fair VIP swag bag, plus admission for you and one guest into the Opening Night VIP crawfish boil. VIP passes are limited and only available in advance of the Fair or while supplies last.  Price: $100 each, plus any applicable fees. Additional convenience fees apply to Ticketmaster online purchases. VIP tickets go on sale April 1. (Only 250 Available)

PURCHASE A #BIGSHOT VIP PASS

EARLY BIRD RIDE DISCOUNTS
(APRIL 1 - MAY 25 OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

Advance discounted sales on Ride Tickets and Ride Wristbands will run April 1 @ 10 AM through May 25 @ 6 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 one of our official retailers below. Additional convenience fees apply to Ticketmaster purchases. 

The following advance ticket sale offers are available April 1 - May 25: 

  • HALF PRICE RIDE TICKET SHEETS
    • 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 (500 vouchers).
    • PURCHASE HALF PRICE RIDE TICKET SHEETS
  • $20 ADVANCE RIDE WRISTBANDS   
    • Stop by the CAJUNDOME Box Office or Benny's Supermarket in Opelousas to purchase your ride wristband voucher in advance for $20 each. Limited quantity available. Redeem voucher on the day of your choice at the CAJUNDOME Box Office only. Sale ends May 25 or while supplies last.
    • PURCHASE MY CHOICE RIDE WRISTBANDS
  • MEGA PACK / FAMILY PACK $95.00
    • (INCLUDES 4 RIDE WRISTBAND & 4 FAIR ADMISSION VOUCHERS) 
      • Purchase your discounted #MEGApack in advance for only $95 which includes 4 ride wristbands and fair admission vouchers to redeem on any day of the fair! (You save $45!) Limited quantity available (500 packs).
      • PURCHASE A MEGA PACK
  • Admission Ticket Early Bird Savings: Purchase Your Admission Ticket Early and Save $1! Stop by the CAJUNDOME Box Office April 1 to May 25 and purchase your admission tickets for only $4 each. 

OFFICIAL DISCOUNTED RIDE TICKET RETAILERS

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.
    • 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 $120
    • (INCLUDES 4 RIDE WRISTBAND & 4 FAIR ADMISSION VOUCHERS) 
    • Available at Box Office Only
      • Buy in Bulk & Save with the #MEGApack for only $120 which includes 4 ride wristbands and 4 fair admission tickets to redeem on any single day of the fair! (You Save $20!) While supplies last.

Lagniappe Lane (Free Attractions)

Take stroll down Lagniappe Lane for an array of family entertainment.

Please check back closer to the event for daily performance schedules.

PREHISTORIC DINOSAUR ADVENTURES

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Explore the amazing world of dinosaurs and learn some fascinating facts about fossils - hands-on! Students will journey back to the world before time with our fascinating exhibits that allows each student to explore their favorite dinosaurs through real fossils, complete skeletons, interactive displays, models, games and animatronics. Learn about dinosaur anatomy, study their behavior, discover different types of eggs and nests, touch a real fossil, and so much more!

Admission included with your fair admission. Additional souvenirs may be available for purchase. 

CIRCUS HOLLYWOOD

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Shows scheduled daily, check back for specific show times. Performance admission included with your fair admission. Additional souvenirs and concessions available for purchase. 

Giraffic Menagerie

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The Seven Bactrian Camels; Frisian, Andalusian and Arabian Horses and acrobatic Dogs

Petting zoo: Two Giraffes, Zebras, highlander cows, Zebus, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas, kangaroo, mini horses, donkeys and more.

Admission included with your fair admission. Additional souvenirs and concessions available for purchase. Please check back closer to the event for daily open times. 

Racing Pigs

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Performance admission included with your fair admission. Additional souvenirs and concessions may be available for purchase. 

Animal Exhibits

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Admission included with your fair admission. Additional souvenirs and concessions may be available for purchase. 

Pony & Camel Rides*

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*Additional fees apply for pony & camel rides.

Live Music: Coca Cola Grandstand

2022 Coca Cola Outdoor Grandstand Line-Up

The 2022 grandstand line-up is here! Concerts are included with daily admission. All ages permitted. Lawn chairs allowed but subject to search. 

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Crawfish Village Coca Cola Grandstand
(*Times subject to change)

Thursday, May 26

5:30 PM

Angel the Don

Thursday, May 26

6:20 PM

Kiy Laeson

Thursday, May 26

7:25 PM

Anudasun

Thursday, May 26

8:25 PM

OGBrey

Thursday, May 26

9:30 PM

Julian Primeaux

Friday, May 27

5:00 PM

Lowerline

Friday, May 27

6:00 PM

Sydney & the Sams

Friday, May 27

7:05 PM

Undivided Band

Friday, May 27

8:25 PM

After Midtown

Friday, May 27

9:30 PM

Drew Parker

Saturday, May 28

12:00 PM

Electric Age

Saturday, May 28

1:35 PM

Dimphonic

Saturday, May 28

2:40 PM

Medicine

Saturday, May 28

4:30 PM

Dustin Dale Gaspard

Saturday, May 28

7:10 PM

Clay Cormier & the Highway Boys

Saturday, May 28

9 PM

RODNEY ATKINS

Sunday, May 29

12:15 PM

Small Crowd

Sunday, May 29

2:25 PM

Bayou Cajun Band

Sunday, May 29

4:15 PM

Redrock Down

Sunday, May 29

6:05 PM

FXRLY

Sunday, May 29

7:10 PM

Sarah Russo

Sunday, May 29

9 PM

JAMESON RODGERS

Monday, May 30

1:25 PM

Acoustisonic

Monday, May 30

3:15 PM

Joe Guidry & Reloaded Zydeco

Monday, May 30

5:05 PM

Full Circle

Monday, May 30

6:55 PM

The Almas

Monday, May 30

8 PM

308 Ghost Train

Tuesday, May 31

5:15 PM

The Eighties Experience

Tuesday, May 31

7:00 PM

Night Revival

Tuesday, May 31

8:30 PM

Scotty Austin (formerly of Saving Abel)

Wednesday, June 1

5:00 PM

Steve Judice

Wednesday, June 1

6:20 PM

Tyler Joseph Music

Wednesday, June 1

8:00 PM

Running on Empty

Thursday, June 2

5:15 PM

Moose Harris

Thursday, June 2

6:30 PM

Kyante

Thursday, June 2

7:10 PM

Stella Vir

Thursday, June 2

8:15 PM

LVVRS

Friday, June 3

5 PM

Mathew Ewing Band

Friday, June 3

7:20 PM

Mind of Fury

Friday, June 3

8:25 PM

SINthetik Messiah

Friday, June 3

9:30 PM

Black Heart Saints

Saturday, June 4

12 PM

New Natives Brass Band

Saturday, June 4

2:15 PM

sevVven

Saturday, June 4

3:30 PM

Shotgun Lillie

Saturday, June 4

5:50 PM

One Trick Pony

Saturday, June 4

8:10 PM

Canaan Cox

Saturday, June 4

9 PM

JOE NICHOLS

Sunday,
June 5

2 PM - 8 PM

CUFEST - CUPID & Friends

Ft. CUPID, Koryn Hawthorne, J Paul Jr., Justin Champagne, Audi-Yo, Mr Phat, Jarvis Jacob, Donnie Bolden Jr., and more!

Special Thanks to Our Grandstand Sponsor Lafayette Coca Cola

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Future Headliners Karaoke Club & Contest

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Future Headliners Karaoke Club at the Table Room 

Visit the all new Table Room venue and put your best mic forward in the Future Headliners Karaoke Club, presented by The Stage Karaoke Bar, daily from 7 PM - 10 PM. (All ages permitted)

Don't miss nightly themed competitions leading up to the Grand Fiesta Karaoke Challenge night on Sunday, June 5th! Competitors will be chosen nightly to return to compete for the Grand Prize on Sunday, June 5! Contestants will be judged on the following scale with a max of 30 points possible: up to 10 points for crowd participation, up to 10 points for vocals, and up to 10 points for costume/stage presence.


Admission into the Table Room is included with fairground admission. Karaoke participation may vary based on nightly demand.

•Thursday, May 26: Throwback Thursday 80s Hits
•Friday, May 27: Flashback Friday 90s Hits
•Saturday, May 28: Country Legends
•Sunday, May 29: Pop2K
•Monday, May 30: Red, White & Blue
•Tuesday, May 31: Disney Night
•Wednesday, June 1: Mom’s Night Out
•Thursday, June 2: Glow Night
•Friday, June 3: Love & Heartbreak
•Saturday, June 4: Soundtrack Night (Songs associated with movies)
•Sunday, June 5 (5PM-8PM): Final Fiesta Challenge

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. 

Food Vendors Include:

  • Kona Ice: Flavored Sno-cones
  • Kane's Pit Stop: Chicken on a stick, Smoked sausage w/ onions and peppers, Philly steak w/cheese and onions/peppers, Corn dogs, Hot dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, deep fried oreos, fries and nachos plain or loaded.
  • Fun Foods: Chicken on a stick, Corn dogs, Loaded fries, Nachos with cheese, Sausage, Funnel cakes, Deep fried Oreos
  • Bennett Concessions A: Giant tenderloin sandwich, 1/2 angus hamburger, Krazy fries with bacon, cheese, ranch; BBQ fries with pulled pork, Soft drinks
  • Bennett Concessions B: Gyros, Street tacos, Gyro fries, Greek salad
  • Crazy About Crawfish (Breaux Bridge): Boiled Shrimp and Crawfish, Crawfish Bread Bowl
  • Bay City Concessions: Shrimp on a Stick, Chicken on a Stick, Gator on a Stick, Sausage Sandwich, Corndogs, Jambalaya, Chicken Tenders, Burgers, Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs
  • TGM Concessions: WIngs, Seafood, Sweets and more
  • Boss Southern Shack & Thicc Snackz: Turkey necks, Fried Pork Chop Sandwich, Pulled Pork and more
  • Mealz with Skillz: Kickin' Chicken Basket, Pork & Sausage Jambalaya
  • Brown's BBQ: BBQ Burgers, Pork Steaks and more
  • JP Sweets: Pecan Candy, Brownies, Dipped Fruit and more
  • Fiestout Services: Crawfish Fried Rice, Seafood Swamp ROlls, Fried Cheese Cake
  • Cleveland Gourmet Corned Beef: Corned Beef Sandwiches, Loaded Fries, Corned Beef Egg Rolls
  • Shugga Shacc: Jambalaya, Wings, Poboys, Burgers
  • DezMeaux's Boudin: Pork Boudin Links, Boudin Burger, Boudin Balls, Fried Boudin Stuffed Chicken Wings 
  • Crazeify Nutrition: Loaded Teas and Snacks
  • Louisiana Bean: Drip Coffee, Espresso, Italian Sodas, and more

Craft & Merchandise Vendors Include:

  • T-Bon, Inc (Avon, Crocheted items, Handmade Jewelry, Candles, Clothing, Homemade soaps, Homemade lotions, Hair bows, Headbands, Resin designed items)
  • Wilson Hair Care (Beard oil, shampoo, conditioner, pomade, cedar combs and brushes, black soap)
  • Blue Basin Canna (We offer Tinctures, Topicals, Edibles, Beverages, Dog Treats and Oils)
  • LeafFilter 
  • 6 Girls' Crafts: Face painting, handmade crafts, jewelry, and novelty items
  • El Sherpa :Sound avtivated apparel
  • Waterford.org: Free online education program
  • Busy Bee Design: Handmade jewelry
  • Big Juicy's Creations: Custom apparel and gifts
  • Payton Novelty: Light up toys, sensory toys and more
  • Top Notch Fidgets: Fidget and Sensory Toys

Accommodations

Planning a trip to Lafayette to attend the Cajun Heartland State Fair? 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 STAY

Parking & Admission

FREE PARKING: Thursday, May 26th - Sunday, June 5th

  • FREE Parking is Available at Cajun Field throughout the Fair

ADMISSION: Thursday, May 26th - Sunday, June 5th

  • $5; 5 & Under Free Admission

  • No Re-Entry

  • Admission Gate Closes One Hour Prior to Ride Close

  • EARLY BIRD SAVINGS: Purchase Your Admission Tickets Early and Save $1! Purchase your admission pass for $4 at the Box Office April 1 through May 25. 

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 30th through Thursday, June 2nd, when you present your active Military ID at the admission ticket booth. 

Clear Bag Policy, Face Masks, & Lawn Chairs

  • Clear Bag Policy: In an effort to limit cross-contamination, 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.

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  • FACE COVERINGS: Face coverings are not required at this time. 
  • LAWN CHAIRS: Fans can bring in lawn chairs but chairs are subject to search

Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce Cajun Market

The Lafayette Women's Chamber of Commerce Presents the 2nd Annual Cajun Market, taking place on Saturday, June 4, from 10 AM - 6 PM. Don't miss this one-day market in the CAJUNDOME Convention Center featuring local artisan & craft vendors. Admission into the market is included with your fair admission. Entertainment provided by Acadiana Talent. 

VENDOR REGISTRATION 

Participating Vendors:

  • Coming Soon!

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. 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Put your brand in front of 50,000+ fair attendees during the 2022 Cajun Heartland State Fair!

View our 2022 CHSF Sponsor Packet.pdf for more information or contact us at casey(at)cajundome.com to get started. 

Special Thanks to our current supporters:

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Food & Merchandise Vendors

Food & Merchandise Vendors 

The 2022 Fair Vendor Application is now closed, please check back for 2023 submissions this Fall. 

2022 Food Vendors Include:

  • Kona Ice: Flavored Sno-cones
  • Kane's Pit Stop: Chicken on a stick, Smoked sausage w/ onions and peppers, Philly steak w/cheese and onions/peppers, Corn dogs, Hot dogs, burgers, funnel cakes, deep fried oreos, fries and nachos plain or loaded.
  • Fun Foods: Chicken on a stick, Corn dogs, Loaded fries, Nachos with cheese, Sausage, Funnel cakes, Deep fried Oreos
  • Bennett Concessions A: Giant tenderloin sandwich, 1/2 angus hamburger, Krazy fries with bacon, cheese, ranch; BBQ fries with pulled pork, Soft drinks
  • Bennett Concessions B: Gyros, Street tacos, Gyro fries, Greek salad
  • Crazy About Crawfish (Breaux Bridge): Boiled Shrimp and Crawfish, Crawfish Bread Bowl
  • Bay City Concessions: Shrimp on a Stick, Chicken on a Stick, Gator on a Stick, Sausage Sandwich, Corndogs, Jambalaya, Chicken Tenders, Burgers, Funnel Cakes, Hot Dogs
  • TGM Concessions: WIngs, Seafood, Sweets and more
  • Boss Southern Shack & Thicc Snackz: Turkey necks, Fried Pork Chop Sandwich, Pulled Pork and more
  • Mealz with Skillz: Kickin' Chicken Basket, Pork & Sausage Jambalaya
  • Brown's BBQ: BBQ Burgers, Pork Steaks and more
  • JP Sweets: Pecan Candy, Brownies, Dipped Fruit and more
  • Fiestout Services: Crawfish Fried Rice, Seafood Swamp ROlls, Fried Cheese Cake
  • Cleveland Gourmet Corned Beef: Corned Beef Sandwiches, Loaded Fries, Corned Beef Egg Rolls
  • Shugga Shacc: Jambalaya, Wings, Poboys, Burgers
  • DezMeaux's Boudin: Pork Boudin Links, Boudin Burger, Boudin Balls, Fried Boudin Stuffed Chicken Wings 
  • Crazeify Nutrition: Loaded Teas and Snacks
  • Louisiana Bean: Drip Coffee, Espresso, Italian Sodas, and more

Craft & Merchandise Vendors Include:

  • T-Bon, Inc (Avon, Crocheted items, Handmade Jewelry, Candles, Clothing, Homemade soaps, Homemade lotions, Hair bows, Headbands, Resin designed items)
  • Wilson Hair Care (Beard oil, shampoo, conditioner, pomade, cedar combs and brushes, black soap)
  • Blue Basin Canna (We offer Tinctures, Topicals, Edibles, Beverages, Dog Treats and Oils)
  • LeafFilter 
  • 6 Girls' Crafts: Face painting, handmade crafts, jewelry, and novelty items
  • El Sherpa :Sound avtivated apparel
  • Waterford.org: Free online education program
  • Busy Bee Design: Handmade jewelry
  • Big Juicy's Creations: Custom apparel and gifts
  • Payton Novelty: Light up toys, sensory toys and more
  • Top Notch Fidgets: Fidget and Sensory Toys