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Must-attend Holiday Happenings in Ruston

October 20, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The holidays are here and happening in Ruston and Lincoln Parish, so we have created a must-attend list for this year's holiday season!  Holidays in Cedartown: November 10-12 Join us at the Ruston Civic Center for the holiday shopping market of your dreams. Holidays in Cedartown is a one-sto [...]

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4 Ways to Celebrate the Arts this Fall

October 12, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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Art comes in many forms- from food and drinks to music and drawings, and this fall Ruston is the place to experience it all. We have created a list of art experiences that you will not want to miss this season.  Artoberfest  Take [...]

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Guide to the 72nd Annual Louisiana Peach Festival

May 13, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The Louisiana Peach Festival returns to Downtown Ruston on June 4! Come enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Louisiana’s homegrown flavors, music, art, and of course Ruston’s delicious peaches. Take a look at the guide below and make plans to attend a day full of kids activities, local art, flavorful food, and 10+ hours of live music! [...]

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History of the Louisiana Peach Festival

May 13, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The Evolution of the Festival

2022 marks the 72nd year of The Louisiana Peach Festival. The festival is a homegrown tradition that Ruston has had the privilege of hosting since 1951. The day is as full of fun as it is rich in history, and we wanted to give you a bite of the backstory that makes Peach Fest so sweet.  The Early Years The idea of having a peach festival first origina [...]

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5 Must-Attend Spring Events in Ruston

April 26, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The clocks have changed, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, meaning Spring has finally made its way to Lincoln Parish. If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for all of the exciting events that are happening this Spring in Ruston! Although you won’t want to miss any of the fun coming up, we’re highlighting five events that are sure to make this spring i [...]

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Holiday Festivities in Ruston

October 29, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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Please see our 2022 Holiday Events here!    There’s just something magical about Christmas in Ruston. With beautifully decorated downtown shops, streets lined with twinkling lights, and holiday cheer in the air, Ruston elicits all those cozy feelings o [...]

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Guide to Grambling State University’s Homecoming Weekend

October 7, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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There is no more anticipated week of the year at Grambling State University than Homecoming Week. It’s a special time when students, alumni, and fans from all over the country come together to celebrate their alma mater and cheer on the Tigers. While Gr [...]

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Loyal Blue Weekends in Louisiana’s College Town

August 17, 2021Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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There are few things more exciting than LA Tech Football season here in Ruston! It’s a special time of year when students, alumni, locals, and fans from all over the country come together to cheer on the Bulldogs. Loyal Blue Weekends celebrate LA Tech football throughout the community and offer a home-game experience that should not be missed! [...]

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Guide to Louisiana PEACHtober

October 12, 2020Written by: Tori Davis

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The Louisiana Peach Festival is taking on a whole new look this year! We’re swapping peaches for pumpkins in anticipation of the first-ever Louisiana PEACHtober event. Celebrate this year’s modified event with a wide range of entertainment and activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Though th [...]

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Mardi Gras in Ruston

January 15, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Carnival season is here, and we're ready to laissez les bon temps rouler! Everyone knows Louisiana does Mardi Gras best, and you have several ways to celebrate the season in Ruston, LA! [...]

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Holidays in Ruston

November 16, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Christmas in Ruston is like nothing else. Downtown shops with beautifully decorated windows, streets lined with twinkling lights, and a community with cheerful spirits and thankful hearts elicit all the warm feelings of being home for the holidays. With so much happening during this season, we wanted to bring you a collection of the ways to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family in [...]

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4 Must-Attend Events for Fall

September 23, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Fall is Ruston’s busiest time of year. Between game days for Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University and Ruston’s lively downtown district, there’s never a weekend without something to do! Our online calendar is filled with live music, theatrical performances, films, and so much more; [...]

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Big Creek Trade Days

September 3, 2019Written by: Joanna Calhoun

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Lincoln Parish is filled with the finest of local events, and one of their best is Big Creek Trade Days. If you are not familiar with this monthly event, Big Creek Trade Days is a massive flea market featuring more than 100 indoor and outdoor vendors. This family-friendly event is located in Dubach which is about 20 minutes northwest of Ruston, and it always occurs the weekend before the 2nd Mo [...]

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Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival

June 4, 2019Written by:

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Celebrate this year’s theme “A Peach in Time” with a wide range of entertainment and activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Both Friday and Saturday of the festival bring traditional favorites and new activities to experience. Browse our guide below and make your plans to attend the Louisiana Peach Festival, June 21-22 in downtown Ruston! [...]

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Railroad Fest – A Celebration of Makers & Music

March 11, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Downtown Ruston offers some of the city’s most enjoyable events. On this list is one of our favorite festivals that highlights regional arts and music and celebrates the rich culture of Ruston and Louisiana – Railroad Festival. This event gives attendees the chance to shop works from talented local artists [...]

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American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana

March 4, 2019Written by: Travis Napper, CDME

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The best crappie fishermen from across America will be in the area to try to take home the title of National Champions. March 28-30 the American C [...]

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Visitors Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival

June 5, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley

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Louisiana Peach Festival 2018 is upon us! You don’t want to miss a single thing during this fun-filled event. This year, celebrate Ruston’s “Peachy Paradise” with a variety of activities and entertainment. Some festival favorites are returning, but there will be new activities in store for attendees. Check out our guide below and let us know what you’re l [...]

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2019

4 Kid-Friendly Hiking and Biking Trails in Ruston (12/18/19)Dixie Youth World Series Honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact (12/17/19)SportsEvents Announces Ruston Sports Complex as a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winner (12/17/19)Holidays in Ruston (11/16/19)LA Tech Game Day Guide (10/22/19)Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe (10/14/19)Quickest Ruston Eats for Interstate Travelers (10/14/19)Top 5 Places To Get Cocktails In Ruston Louisiana (9/26/19)Spending A Weekend In Ruston Louisiana (9/25/19)5 Top Restaurants in Ruston Louisiana (9/25/19)4 Must-Attend Events for Fall (9/23/19)Experience Ruston and Up with People Host Peace Day Celebration   (9/13/19)Gearin’ Up for Louisiana Tech Gamedays in Ruston, LA (9/4/19)Big Creek Trade Days (9/3/19)Strong Year Reported for Tourism in Lincoln Parish (8/22/19)Louisiana Tech Special Collections, Manuscripts & Archives (7/31/19)Ruston Sports Complex Now Open (7/26/19)Peachy Summer Recipes (7/10/19)Best Coffee Shops In Ruston (7/8/19)Top Cool Down Locales in Ruston (7/2/19)Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival (6/4/19)BBQ Eats in Ruston (5/13/19)RUSTON STRONG (5/1/19)Tourism Development Grants Available (4/23/19)Downtown Food Park – The Latest in Ruston’s Culinary Scene (4/15/19)Ruston will host American Crappie Trail National Championship (3/25/19)Railroad Fest – A Celebration of Makers & Music (3/11/19)American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana (3/4/19)Loyal Blue Weekend wins 2019 Louey Award (1/30/19)Celebrating Black History Month in Lincoln Parish (1/29/19)Date Night in Ruston (1/13/19)Bustamante, Causey Win Hospitality Award (1/7/19)

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