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50 Things To Do In Ruston This Fall

October 1, 2021Written by: CVB Staff

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 Hideaway Park
2. Attend a NCLAC fall art event
3. Brush up on your football facts at the Eddie G Robinson Museum
4. Delight in an Uptown Downton fall sweet
5. Shop for cozy fall decor at Ivy & Stone
6. Camp out at Lincoln Parish Park
7. Catch local live music on the Sundown Tavern patio
8. Grab some buddies and test your throwing skills at Bandit Ax
9. Get game day ready at Fanbase and Qualitees
10. Attend one of the many downtown events on the calendar this fall 

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Set up camp in Lincoln Parish Park | Photo credit: Greg Graham


11. Jog or bike down the Rock Island Greenway 
12. Enjoy a seasonal brew or cocktail at Utility Brewing
13. Get creative with a paint party at The Studio at Walker & Co.
14. Grab your binoculars for bird watching at James Lake
15. Watch a game at the Ruston Sports Complex
16. Take a horse riding lesson at Collins Natural Horsemanship
17. Dive into history at the North Louisiana Military Museum 
18. Have Sunday brunch on the patio at Trio's
19. Workout at the Ruston Fitness Court
20. Experience all 3 days of a Loyal Blue Weekend 

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Loyal Blue Weekend Pep Rally | Photo: Buie Photography


21. Get spooked on the Screaming Woods Haunted Trails
22. Have a family picnic in Railroad Park
23. Try a seasonal coffee or tea at Railway Coffee
24. Cheer on the Lady Techsters volleyball team at a home game
25. Enjoy a fireside date with custard from Eskamoe's
26. Experience a Grambling State University football game
27. Go paintballing at Ultra Zone Paintball
28. Take an Instagram tour of each Ruston Mural
29. Watch a rodeo at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center
30. Treat yourself to a seasonal pastry at Common Goods

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Pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Common Goods


31. Take a swing at Duncan's 19th Hole
32. Get a head start on your holiday shopping in Downtown Ruston
33. Be entertained by a Ruston Community Theatre performance at The Dixie
34. Watch an away game with friends at Dawg House Sports Grill
35. View the latest art exhibit at Ruston Artisans
36. Enjoy seasonal specials at the food trucks in the Heard Freighthouse Food Truck Park
37. Find all 11 bulldog statues of The Bulldog Project
38. Explore the woodsy trails at Huckleberry Trails Park
39. Cheer on the Lady Tigers at a Grambling Women's Soccer game
40. Stock up on seasonal produce at the Ruston Farmers Market

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Seasonal produce at the Ruston Farmers Market


41. Hit the world-class biking trails at Lincoln Parish Park
42. Enjoy happy hour on the patio at Portico
43. Take your pup to the new 4 Paws Dog Park
44. Dress up the kiddos for the Annual Monster Mash 
45. Sharpen your baseball skills at the D/Bat batting cages
46. Spend an afternoon relaxing in your hammock at Hideaway Park
47. Visit the Autrey House Museum - the oldest surviving structure in Lincoln Parish
48. Test your skills at the new Lincoln Parish Park Archery Range
49. Order a seasonal cocktail at White Lightnin' Cocktail & Culinary Company
50. Swing by the Ruston Visitors Center for some swag & more info on fun things to do this fall

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