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Cal-Cam Fair returning this October for three days

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 7:35 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The Cal-Cam Fair is a tradition for many around the Lake Area, and it’s coming back.

“The Cal-Cam Fair has been a huge part of our community for years and years and years,” said Cal-Cam Fair board member, Jody Barrilleaux. “We used to have it at the fairgrounds, north of town, and several years back, we moved it to the West Cal Arena,” she said.

The fair is returning this year after being canceled last year.

“We’re excited about bringing the 2021 Cal-Cam fair to the community because as we know, last year was a tough year, and we didn’t get to have the fair,” Barrilleaux said.

Flash forward a year later, the board had to decide on whether to move forward with the fair.

“We took two and a half hours. We took it seriously,” Barrilleaux said. “We looked at all avenues of everything going on, and we realized that we could do this and do it the right way, and bring something to our community that they would be proud of to come to and we will be proud to put on.”

She said they did have to make a few tough decisions, like shortening the dates.

“Normally, it was about a week, but these aren’t normal times, so we’re moving forward, and if everything goes like it should, we’ll progress more as the years go on,” Barrilleaux said.

She said face masks are not required at the fair.

“We do not require anything. We do suggest if anybody feels like they have a need to protect themselves or do whatever it is they need to do to come on out, please do so because we’re going to honor everybody and every individual and whatever choice they decide,” Barrilleaux said.

The fair will take place from Oct. 8 through Oct. 10.

For more information, you can visit the Cal-Cam Fair Facebook page.

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