The Washington Parish Free Fair is located in Franklinton, Louisiana and is held in October. In 2015, the fair is slated to run from October 21st through the 24th.
The fair began in 1911 in a livestock livery stable and has grown larger each year. The family-oriented event is organized, designed and produced by hundreds of local volunteers who for generations have given freely of their talents and time. Visitors come to enjoy the exhibits of cut flowers, homemaking, livestock and agricultural products. The event is formally kicked-off at 10:00 A.M. with a parade that proceeds through the streets of Franklinton and makes its way to the fairgrounds. The fair is handicapped-accessible and provides parking for buses.