Entering a new season may signify colder weather, shorter nights and the falling of leaves, but that doesn’t mean we are slowing down. Our calendar is in full swing offering events for the music lover, service heart and wholesome family. With events every week this fall, you won’t want to miss a thing. It’s time to experience live music, art festivals, competitions, delicious food and all of the amazing fall happenings in Shreveport-Bossier. Listed below are some of the exciting upcoming fall events:
Dixie Maze Farms Fall Festival- September 24-October 31, 2022
Dixie Maze Farms will have entertainment for the whole family with a corn maze, outdoor movies, a pumpkin patch, duck races, a flower patch, a cow train, pig races, a corn bin and hayrides! Their Fall Festival runs from September 24 through October 31. For those looking for a fright, they also offer the Trail of Terror, the separate Haunted Corn Maze, and murder mystery dinners on select nights.
Red River Revel Arts Festival– October 1-9, 2022
Rock out at the Red River Revel Arts Festival on October 1-9. This nine-day event is jam-packed with incredible music acts playing every day. The lineup includes nationally touring artists such as Everclear, Neal McCoy, Big Freedia, The Motet, and Mannie Fresh.
Battle of the Bags: First Responders Cornhole Tournament– October 7, 2022
Support local first responders at the second annual Battle of the Bags: First Responders Cornhole Tournament at the Seventh Tap Brewing Project. All active or retired first responders including police, fire, EMS, healthcare workers, military, etc. are welcome to compete, and it’s free for anyone to watch! The event supports the Shreveport and Bossier City Bomb Squads.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s– October 8, 2022
Walk to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. On Saturday, October 8 at Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City, join the Alzheimer’s Association to raise funds and awareness of this devastating disease. Check-in starts at 8:30 am and the event will go on until 11 am.
Prize Fest– October 14-23, 2022
Become a connoisseur of the creative arts at Prize Fest on October 14-23. This competition and festival feature five creative disciplines — film, food, music, fashion, and comedy — with contestants competing for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Finalists have the chance to put on their best performance, whether they are a chef, filmmaker, clothing designer, comedian, or musical act. The winners are decided by a panel of judges and the audience.
SBC Zombie Walk 2022: Recover Your Life– October 15, 2022
Get in the spooky season spirit at this year’s SBC Zombie Walk. This night of fun and service asks that you wear your best costume and bring along some non-perishables to donate. From 4-9 pm at the East Bank District & Plaza in Bossier City, you can enjoy costume contests, prizes, live music, food trucks and more!
Pumpkin Shine Online– October 18, 2022
Glowing, decorated, and painted jack-o-lanterns line the sidewalks of Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport for this special afternoon and evening event. A number of local elementary schools perform Halloween songs. A great, free night for the family! Parking at Betty Virginia by permit only – must arrive by foot or by shuttle from Mall St. Vincent.
Super Retriever Series- October 21-November 6, 2022
Dog lovers and sportsmen alike can watch the best all-around retrievers and sporting dogs as they compete in this exciting two-part event— the Super Retriever Series! Watch dogs fly through the air at distances up to 30 feet and heights of eight feet in the Super Dock Competition on October 21-23. The Super Fly and Super V events are amazing to watch, much like a track and field event, this event features the long jump, the high jump, and a speed race called “Raider Run.” This event is dog-friendly, so furry friends can join in on the action.
The Super Retriever Series will also feature the best dog and handler teams from around the country as they compete in a hybrid style of retriever trial that includes hunt tests, field trials, and all-around hunt savvy. The four-legged athletes will be competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and a chance to win the annual SRS Crown Championship, which will be held in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana November 2-6.
State Fair of Louisiana– October 27-November 13, 2022
Enjoy fair food classics and exciting rides at the State Fair of Louisiana coming to Shreveport October 27- November 13. This event is the largest carnival and livestock show in the state. This 15-day festival also features magic shows, the State Fair Zoo, a sea lion splash show, rodeo and more!
Shreveport Brew– October 29, 2022
There’s nothing like the crisp taste of a well-made beer. Whether you prefer the fruity notes of an IPA or the warm depth of a stout, you can try them all at Shreveport Brew on October 29. Enjoy premium brews and delicious food from Shreveport’s finest restaurants and thrilling entertainment!
Shreveport-Bossier City is ideally situated in northwest Louisiana about 15 minutes from the Texas border on the west and 30 minutes from the Arkansas border on the north. The Red River connects the two cities, and the riverfront has served as the hub of the city’s commercial life. The dining experience is unparalleled, mixing the wide-open Texas spirit with the spicy Louisiana Cajun attitude.
The northwest Louisiana sister cities are home to five casinos and one “racino,” more than 55 festivals and annual events, hundreds of unique local restaurants, and nearly 50 attractions. With so many fall events, be sure to check out the complete calendar of events at www.sbfunguide.com, then book your hotel today and press play on fun!
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Caddo and Bossier Parishes in North Louisiana. For more information about Shreveport-Bossier, visit Shreveport-Bossier.org.