Sunday, May 6 @ 11am
Begins at the intersection of Blake Court & Menard St.; ends at fairgrounds
A crowd favorite of the Firemen’s fair is the annual Firemen’s Parade, one of the longest-running parades in all of Louisiana. It rolls through Thibodaux on Sunday, the last day of the fair, at 11 a.m. Each year the parade has a different theme, and spectators enjoy watching Thibodaux’s firefighters roll through the streets on decorative floats and fire trucks. The parade route begins by St. Joseph’s Elementary School at 501 Cardinal Drive and proceeds down Menard Street, Fifth Street, and St. Mary’s Street. The parade then turns down Tiger Drive and ends at the fairgrounds.
5K Race/Fun Run
Saturday, May. 5th / Fun Run begins @ 7:30am / 5K Begins @ 8am
Fairgrounds entrance (1101 Tiger Drive)
The 2018 Firemen’s 5k & Fun Run will mark the event’s seventh anniversary, and we’re going to make it an event to remember. Those who wish to participate in either event may register at fair ticket booths on the Friday afternoon of the fair and at the event registration tables on Saturday morning. Registration for the 5k will cost $20, while the Fun Run will cost $10. The Fun Run begins at the fairgrounds entrance at 7:30 a.m., and the 5k begins at 8 a.m. The route will bring participants through Thibodaux’s historic Downtown District before leading them to the finish line at the fairgrounds entrance, where commemorative Firemen’s Marathon Medals and refreshments will be waiting for everyone who crosses the finish line.
Saturday, May 5 @ 6pm / Sunday, May 6, directly after the parade
Saturday: Behind Float Barn / Sunday: Inside Grand Marshal's Den (Parade Float Barn)
A big part of our fundraising efforts stem from the live and silent auctions that take place during the fair. The first will be held on Saturday night at 6 p.m., under the big tent on the fairgrounds. The second will be held inside the parade float barn immediately following the parade on Sunday. Join the excitement and win prizes that could range anywhere from $20 car washes and week-long hunting trips to $10,000 custom-made boats and unique celebrity experiences. Prizes vary every year, and winning bids are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law, so come out and have some fun!
Sunday, May 6 @ Close of Fair
There will be one large raffle held at the end of the fair where you can win a variety of prizes, from cash and gift cards up to a grand prize of $10,000! (Winner need not be present).
|1st||$10,000 Cash||Thibodaux Vol. Fire Department|
|2nd||14Kt Akoya Pearl Earrings, Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Pendent, 18" Strand Akoya Pearls||Bill George Jewelers|
|3rd||$1,000 Cash||2017 TVFD Grand Marshal Dr. Kenneth Cruse|
|4th||$1,000 Gift Card||2013 GM. Al Waguespack|
|5th||$1,000 Cash||2002 Grand Marshal Ken Rodrigue|
|6th||$1,000 Gift Card||Gaubert Food Mart|
|7th||$500 Gift Card||Rouses Market|
|8th||$500 Cash||In memory of O'Neil Naquin, Donated by Family|
|9th||$500 Cash||New York Life - Bruce J Vicknair, Agent|
|10th||$500 Cash||AMR's Lawn & Landscape, LLC|
|11th||$300 Cash||Canal Bingo|
|12th||$200 Gift Card||Bubba's 2 Poboys|
Food & Drinks
Our authentic fair cuisine is one of the many reasons people come back to the fair every year, and it never disappoints. The Fire Department splits into many different teams, and each team prepares a special, one-of-a-kind dish for the fair’s guests. With so many options to choose from, we guarantee you’ll never go hungry.
- The Famous Firemen's Fair Burger
- Shrimp Stew
- Shrimp Creole
- Crab Cakes with Crawfish Sauce
- Crawfish Pie
- Funnel Cakes
- Turkey Legs
Pay-one-price: Thurs, May 3, 5-11pm / Fri, May 4, 5-11pm / Sat, May 5, 11-6pm
We have an amazing selection of rides - from family-friendly children’s rides to adrenaline-pumping thrill rides and everything in between. Even better, our pay-one-price ride bracelets let you ride as much as you want, all day! Bracelets are available for purchase Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and are valid for the day purchased only.
- Ferris Wheel
- Bumper Cars
- Carnival Games
- Thrill Rides
- Children's Rides