2012 outdoor entertainment season winding down, Gatorman and I
decided to pay a visit to the Louisiana State Fair in
Shreveport. A leisurely, ninety mile, drive from Nacogdoches.
We hit the road Thursday morning November 8th… the skies were
clear and the afternoon temperatures were predicted to be in
the mid-70s…prefect fair weather!
This is the 106th addition of the Louisiana State Fair. The
dates are Oct. 25th – Nov. 11th.
carnival contract is held by Crabtree Amusements. The carnival
has a beautiful layout with well maintained rides with
plentyof flash. There are nine grind shows and one bannerline
at the fair.
The shows include Reptile, Smallest Woman,
Alligator/Crocodile, four Smallest Horses, Snake Girl
Illusion, Big Pig and the Big Circus Sideshow.
The BCS was flying several new banners and looked great
considering it has just completed a long season. It takes a
lot of hard work keeping a show looking topnotch year in and
year out …this is one show that clearly displays the pride of
a true honest-to-god showman.
To everyone heading to winter quarters or to another spot…be
We look forward to seeing you next season.
Article by Rick West,
Photographs courtesy of
2- Big Circus
Sideshow & Bannerline at Night
Sideshow & Bannerline Day
4- BCS Crew Jim,
Racetrack, Richard, Jay