Contact Us

If you need information about the fair, please contact Pam Paige at (985) 516-7078 or Co-Chairman Brandy Paige at (985) 241-2315. If you prefer email, please send them to: .

You can also view the contact information for officers, committee chairmen, and board members below.


President: Cole Ladner
Home: (985) 795-2653

Vice-President: James Magruder
Phone: (985) 839-9656

Secretary: Kaye Ladner
Cell: (985) 515-9139
Home: (985) 848-5937

Treasurer: Ellen Waskom
Home: (985) 848-3118
Office: (985) 839-4413


Agriculture Chairman: Aubrey Posey
Cell: (985) 515-2335
Home: (985) 839-4125

Arena/Rodeo Chairman: Lacy Fortenberry
Cell: (985) 515-3968                                                                                         
Home: (985) 877-5935

Arena/Special Events Chair: William Page
Cell: (985) 516-2307
Home: (985) 886-0030

Better Baby Chairman: Karen Ingram
Cell: (985) 335-0532

Building & Grounds Chairman: Donald Folse
Contact Kaye Ladner: (985) 515-9139 or Jason Creel (985)515-1778

Catalog Chairman: Dianne Applewhite
Cell: (985) 516-3613

Commercial Exhibit Chair: Randy Strickland
Office: (985) 839-7850                                                                                         
Cell: (985) 515-5266

Concessions Chairman: Neil Fowler
Cell: (985) 515-1177
Home: (985) 839-7893

Country Market Chairman: Kaye Branch
Cell: (985) 515-5121

Creative Crafts Chairman: Genevive Brannon
Cell: (985) 515-1123
Home: (985) 839-3215
For entry: (985) 839-2209 (Hall’s Hardware)

Down By The Branch Chairman: Wayne Kuhn
Office: (985) 839-4462
Home: (985) 839-3021

Education Chairman: Jackie Boone
Cell: (985) 515-1882
Home: (985) 986-2960

Executive Committee                

Cole Ladner, President
James Magruder, Vice-President
Kaye Ladner, Secretary
Ellen Wascom, Treasurer
Donald Folse, Building & Grounds                                                                     
Jackie Boone, Past President

Fair Honoree Chairman: Evelyn Jones
Cell: (985) 515-5907
Home: (985) 839-4039

Fair 5-K Chairman: John W. Burris
Cell: (985) 515-8895

Fine Arts Chairman: Janice Branch
Cell: (985) 515-4163
Home: (985) 839-2229

Front Entrance Chairman: Katie Jackson Lee
Cell: (985) 515-8342

Genealogy Chairman: Bill Stafford
Phone: (225) 573-5519

Historical Chairman: Kandace Ard McKenzie
Cell: (985) 750-2553
Home: (985) 848-4506

Homemakers Chairman: Jackie Smith
Office: (985) 839-9756
Home: (985) 839-9724

Hospitality Chairman: Pam Pierce
Cell : (985) 515-0732

Information Chairman: Pam Paige
Cell: (985) 516-7078
Co-Chairman: Brandy Paige
Cell: (985) 241-2315

Insurance Chairman: Chris Workman
Cell: (985) 507-0994
Home: (985) 732-7119

Jr. Fine Arts Chairman: Sharon Fornea
Cell: (985) 516-1107                                                                                                 
Home: (985) 848-5636

Membership Chairman: Mike Breland
Cell: (985) 516-9509
Home: (985) 735-6666

Midway Chairman: James Magruder
Cell: (985) 515-0688
Home : (985) 839-9656

Mile Branch Chairman: Keith Fussell
Phone: (985) 335-8338

Mystery Person Chairman: Katie Fussell
Cell: (985) 335-5465

Old McDonalds Farm Chair: Jeff Knight
Cell: (985) 516-5518
Home: (985) 848-0687

Parade Chairman: Rebekah Smith
Cell: (985) 335-8547

Photography Chairman: Meghann Brown
Cell: (985) 515-0657
Home: (985) 795-1853

Plants Chairman: Minnie Posey
Cell: (985) 515-3631
Home: (985) 839-4125

Playground Chairman: Michelle Reynolds
Cell: (985) 516-3777
Home: (985) 848-4433

Poster Chairman: Esma Irvine
Home: (985) 516-9102

Premiums Chairman: Becky Jenkins                                                             
Cell: (985) 515-0037                                                                                           
Home: (985) 839-3360

Publicity Chairman: Regina Meyerchick ( Photography,FB/IG, Archival Documentation )
Co-Chairman: Toni Tageant  (Newspaper/ Brochure, Magazine, Radio )
Regina Cell: (985) 335-4966
Toni Cell: (985) 515-8225

Queen Chairman: Pam Ard
Cell: (985) 750-5860

Security Chairman: Jason Creel
Home: (985) 839-6945

Stage Chairman:Chip McVea
Office: (985) 839-4139

Souvenirs Chairman: Adrian Roshto
Cell: (985) 445-8912
Home: (985) 877-5684

Traffic Chairman: Cole Ladner                                                                     
Home: (985) 795-2653

Website Chairman: John Burris
Cell: (985) 515-8896

Youth Chairman: Garnet Fornea
Cell: (985) 516-1199

Capital Improvements Long-Range Committee
Jackie Boone, 2017-2018
Ed Branch, 2016
Dianne Applewhite, 2014-2015
Cole Ladner, President
Donald Folse, Building & Grounds

Board of Directors
Ward I
Wayne Kuhn, Kay McCain, Dennis Morgan
Ward II
Adrian Roshto, Rebekah Smith, Walter Smith
Ward III
Hope Bickham, Russell Creel, Gerald Jones
Ward IV
Bille Sue Alford, Dianne Applewhite, Ann Arata, Will Branch, Mike Breland, Ruth Horne
Ward V
Gary “Bo” Pierce, Allenda Pigott, Betty Hunt
Ward VI
Mary Wood, Diana Casanova, Judy Thigpen
Ward VII
Pam Ard, Jackie Boone
Edward Ladner, Lisa Smith
Ward IX
Don Anderson, Keith Fussell, Minnie Posey
AT Large
Dianne Applewhite, Jackiie Boone, Ed Branch

Honorary Board Members
William Burris, Isabel Givens, Yvonne Griffith, Luella Jackson, Richard Passman


             Contrary to popular belief the Washington Parish Fairgrounds is PRIVATE property owned and operated by the Washington Parish Fair Association.   The Association is not subsidized by any local, parish or state agency.  Therefore the upkeep and operation of the property is strictly the responsibility of the Fair Association.

Although we encourage and welcome public use of the grounds and facilities, we must require proper scheduling to avoid conflicts of use.

 Therefore, anyone interested in using any part of the fairgrounds must request permission, be put on the calendar of events and sign the necessary contract for use.

Because of expenses incurred with the use of the grounds, we must charge fees appropriate to cover our costs.  Therefore, if you want to have an event on the Washington Parish Fair Association property please contact a member of the Fair Association to make the necessary arrangements.

We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Town of Franklinton, Washington Parish Government,  Washington St. Tammany Electric and Rayburn Correctional Institute in the many projects we undertake to keep the fairgrounds a beautiful and safe place for our local residents and visitors to enjoy.