Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Events Happening in Ruston

Written by Tori Ward, CVB Marketing/PR Assistant

Fall has arrived, which means some of Ruston’s most popular events of the year are on the horizon! There’s a full calendar of events this fall ranging from theatre performances to beer tasting to fashion events and more. We’re confident you’ll find an event that’s right up your alley happening this season in Ruston.

Are you a fan of fall fashion? If so, Ruston Fashion Week is the event for you. The week of October 10-15 will consist of various fashion-focused events hosted by stores all around Ruston. Fashion Week is more than just clothing; it will showcase all that Ruston’s retail community has to offer. To see participating stores and Fashion Week event updates, check out their Facebook page

Ruston Fashion Week 2016, Oct. 10-15

If theatre or film are your thing, then you’ll have some great events to attend this fall in Ruston! NCLAC will be presenting Donald Cried on October 3 and NUTS! on November 17 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. These films are part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers happening in Ruston. Also at The Dixie, join Ruston Community Theatre as they present the comedy You Can’t Take It With You on October 13-16. You also won’t want to miss Tartuffe performed by the Louisiana Tech University School of Performing Arts on November 1-6.

For all the football fans out there, we have several college football games and pre-game events coming up in Lincoln Parish. Loyal Blue Weekends take place every LA Tech Football home-game weekend and feature family activities, spirit groups, live music, and more football fun on every Friday night before Saturday home games. Fans are also welcome to leave their vehicle downtown on gameday and catch the Tech Trolley at Railroad Park, which transports fans to and from the stadium free of charge. The dates for the remaining LA Tech Football home games are: October 1, 6, 29, and November 12. You can also catch more college football right down the road in Grambling, La., where the Tigers will have their Homecoming Game on October 29.

Loyal Blue Weekends kick off  with Rock the Railroad in Downtown Ruston

If you love supporting the local arts, then the Ruston Makers Fair and ARToberfest will be right up your alley. The Fall 2016 Ruston Makers Fair will be held on October 8 at the Historic Fire Station in Downtown Ruston, where attendees can look forward fun games, live music, food trucks, and handmade items available for sale from more than 70 of the most talented makers, artisans and artist in the area. ARToberfest is an annual NCLAC fundraising event where area home brewers compete for the best brew while attendees sample their beers. Come enjoy live music, food trucks and other fun activities while supporting the arts on October 21 at the Norton Building in downtown.  

Find local, handmade items at the Ruston Makers Fair

We hope you’ll take the time to experience some of these exciting events happening this season in Ruston, La.! For more information on these and other events, visit

Here’s a quick look at all the upcoming Ruston events:
Sept. 30- Oct. 1: Loyal Blue Weekend (LA Tech Football vs. UTEP)
Oct. 1: Ruston Farmers Market Fall Season Starts
Oct. 3: Donald Cried
Oct. 6: LA Tech Football vs. Western Kentucky
Oct. 7-9: Big Creek Trade Days
Oct. 8: Ruston Makers Fair
Oct. 10-15: Ruston Fashion Week
Oct. 13-16: You Can’t Take It With You
Oct. 20: Wes Walker Live in Concert 
Oct. 21: ARToberfest
Oct. 28-29: Loyal Blue Weekend (LA Tech Football vs. Rice)
Oct. 29: GSU Football vs. University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (Homecoming Game)
Nov. 1-6: Tartuffe
Nov. 4: Frankie Ballard Live in Concert 
Nov. 5: Happy Holiday Market
Nov. 11-13: Big Creek Trade Days
Nov. 11-12: Loyal Blue Weekend (Homecoming Game- LA Tech Football vs. UTSA)
Nov. 17: NUTS!

Tori is a proud Louisiana native and social media nerd. She has a passion for travel, food, and all things related to tourism promotions. Tori is an avid movie watcher, coffee fanatic, and lover of the outdoors. Still want to know more? Head over to her website

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