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Holiday Festivities in Ruston

October 29, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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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 of being home for the holidays. With so many festivities happening this season, we wanted to bring you a quick look at all the ways to celebrate the holidays with your friends and fa [...]

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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 the 71st Annual Louisiana Peach Festival

May 31, 2021Written by: Josh Evans

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The Louisiana Peach Festival returns on June 5 in Downtown Ruston! Come enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Ruston's local talent and delicious peaches. Browse the guide below and make plans to attend a day full of kids activities, local art, great food, and 10+ hours of live music.  [...]

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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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