• Lincoln Parish Festivals & Other Annual Events

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    Make plans for the 68th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival! 

    June 22-23, 2018

    The Louisiana Peach Festival is a family-oriented event produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and held each year the fourth weekend of June. Watch for updates on Facebook.


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    Dinner & A Movie and Mardi Gras Festival

    These two annual events are produced by Junior Auxiliary of Ruston. Watch for updates on their Facebook page.


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    The Dixie Center for the Arts

    Watch for concerts, tributes, Ruston Community Theatre productions and more on The Dixie's website.

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    Ruston Christmas Parade 

    Produced by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. See photos from 2017. Watch for updates on their Facebook page. 



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    Mardi Gras Ball

    Produced by Ruston Civic Symphony Society's annual Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball. Watch for updates on their Facebook page.


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    Holidays in Cedar Town

    Shopping Galore!
    Homemade fudge, gourmet condiments, fabulous gift baskets, fashion items, home decor, stationary, and Christmas goodies. You'll be inspired for gift-giving as well as home decorating! You'll find clothing, toys, books, personalized frames, doll accessories and outfits, handmade pens carved from unique woods, deer antlers,  cowboy boots and who know what else!


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    Downtown Trick or Treat

    Take the kids to Downtown Ruston on the last Monday of October for trick or treating and activities. 



    Held the week of June 19 in Grambling.
    Juneteenth Heritage Festival, (318) 247-6120. 


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    Holiday Arts Tour

    Produced by North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC). This annual event includes tour sites, visual and literary artists, musical performances, and dance/theatre performances.  
    With various activities and times each day, this event showcases artistic talent from throughout the region, with artwork available for sale, free musical performances, a poetry reading by regional poets, children’s art activities, artists’ demonstrations, and a Community Variety Show.
    Details about the event can be found at www.nclac.org/holidayartstour.


  • Battle for the Paddle Chili Cook-Off

    Following the Ruston Christmas Parade, competition for the best chili takes place in Railroad Park. Watch for updates on Facebook.  

    2017 winners were:

    1st - Brennan Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM
    2nd - Legacy Outpatient Therapy Services
    3rd - Lincoln Builders, Inc.
    People's Choice - Lincoln Builders

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    National Outhouse Races

    Yes, that's what we said! It happens in the Village of Choudrant. Follow on Facebook for more information.


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    Louisiana Chicken Festival

    4th Friday & Saturday in September, in Dubach. Watch for updates on their Facebook page.