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50 Things To Do In Ruston This Fall

October 1, 2021Written by: CVB Staff

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With its perfect blend of college-town atmosphere and quaint coziness, Ruston is a must-visit destination, especially in the fall. Cooler temperatures make for a perfect time to get out and discover all that Ruston has to offer. Here are 50 things to add to your Ruston bucket list this fall.  1. Play a round of disc golf at [...]

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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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7 Amazing Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Ruston, LA

April 13, 2021Written by: AJR Staff

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Love the outdoors? The tall pines and clear lakes of [...]

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Plan Your Ruston Staycation

February 23, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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Everyone needs an escape, but you don’t have to travel far to find yours. Outdoor adventure, unique shopping, local flavor, and a thriving arts culture are practically in your backyard. Here’s a look at what to do, see, and eat in the area. For an unforgettable getaway, make yourself at home in Ruston! Do  [...]

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Why You Should Spend Your Vacation Days Locally

January 26, 2021Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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The high price of travel is one of the main reasons people don't use all of their vacation days. Vacation days are part of your salary, though. If you don't use them, you're giving money back to your employer and wearing yourself [...]

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Places to Work & Study Remotely: Ruston, LA

August 11, 2020Written by: Hannah Delgado

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**Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours. Rest assured that Experience Ruston is working closely with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.**  Finding the perfect spot to sit down, focus, and check off tasks on a lengthy to-do list can be daunting. Ruston [...]

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Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston

August 3, 2020Written by: Joanna Calhoun

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**Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours. Rest assured that Experience Ruston is working closely with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.** It’s a given — you love being with your pets, and they definitely love being with you. But what happens wh [...]

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Where to Get Ruston Peaches

June 24, 2020Written by: Experience Ruston Staff

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There's nothing quite like delectably sweet, locally-grown peaches. They're the highlight of summer and cause for celebration. Enjoyed right from the tree, made into delicious treats, or frozen and canned for another day, Ruston peaches are a must-try (and must-buy!) for anyone visiting the area. Take a look below for farms and roadside stands offering Ruston peaches. Note: Please call or [...]

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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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LA Tech Game Day Guide

October 22, 2019Written by: Travis Napper, CDME

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The kids are back in school and everyone has put their summer vacations in the rear-view mirror, so that can mean only one thing. It’s fall and football season in Ruston, as well as across the South. To get everyone prepped for the Louisiana Tech Football season, I thought this Game Day guide might be helpful to all Bulldog fans new and old! It all starts with [...]

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Spending A Weekend In Ruston Louisiana

September 25, 2019Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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**Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours. Rest assured that Experience Ruston is working closely with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.** [...]

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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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Celebrating Black History Month in Lincoln Parish

January 29, 2019Written by: Ruston Lincoln CVB Team

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February is a special month indeed with a holiday for sweethearts, a commemorative day for past presidents, and plenty of Mardi Gras festivities scattered throughout. What makes the month even more important is the celebration of African American life and history. Originating in 1926 as only a week-long celebration, today, the entire month of February is dedicated to honoring the heritage, ch [...]

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Date Night in Ruston

January 13, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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There’s not much that sets a romantic mood for an evening quite like fine dining and a night out on the town. Whether it’s a special occasion, anniversary, or some much-deserved time away from responsibilities at home, you’ll find the perfect little getaway right here in Ruston. Start planning a special date night with your significant other with this list of re [...]

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Rainy Day Fun

September 22, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley

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Rain, rain, go away, but until it does, you can still play! Ruston, LA has plenty of indoor activities for anyone in the family. Whether the game was rained out, it’s a wet weekend, (or it’s just too hot outside!), check out these places to have fun while staying out of the weather.  [...]

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5 Things To Do in Ruston This Summer

August 6, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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When the summer temperatures are in the upper 90's (and breaking 100 degrees!), you know it's summertime in Louisiana. Summer in Ruston is a great time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the charm of this small college town. While the summer months bring in a more relaxed atmosphere, there are still plenty of fun things to do and enjoy in the area!  1. Try peach ice cream from the [...]

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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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5 Fun Kids Activities in Ruston

May 16, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Entertaining kids can be tricky business, especially when traveling. We want to make your time in Ruston as family-friendly as possible so we've put together a list of the top 5 kids activities to experience in Ruston & Lincoln Parish!  1. Enjoy Local ParksRuston & Lincoln Parish has an abundance of parks and play areas. With jungle gyms, covered pavi [...]

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10 Reasons to Get Outside in Lincoln Parish

March 20, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Located in the center of North Louisiana, the city of Ruston is surrounded by tall pine trees, gorgeous state parks, and fish-filled bodies of water. Louisiana didn’t get the title of "Sportsman’s Paradise" without being a prime location for outdoor recreation and adventure, and Lincoln Parish is no exception.  In the area, you’ll find a wide variety of outdo [...]

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34 Things to Do in Ruston Before You Graduate

February 8, 2018Written by: Experience Ruston Staff

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**Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours. Rest assured that Experience Ruston is working closely with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.**   Ruston is first and foremost a college town, where students spend some of the best and most exciting years of their [...]

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