Since its beginning in 1993, the Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame has honored special individuals who have significantly impacted Louisiana politics. From Winnfield, La. political legends — the Long Family — to singing Gov. Jimmie Davis, and Louisiana’s only four-time governor, Edwin Edwards, to recent political movers and shakers such as James Carville and Mary Landrieu. Each year, a slate of honorees are celebrated for their unique contributions to a political landscape like no other, Louisiana.
Edward J. “Ed” Steimel
Gregory W. Tarver, Sr.
Friend of Congressional Delegation Award: Lou Gehrig Burnett
Louisiana Distinguished Leadership Award: Luke Letlow
Political Leaders Group Award: The Young Turks
Political Family of Officeholders Award: The Jackson Family
You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, June 26, 2021 for the 29th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Cash Bar Reception between the hours of 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Banquet begins at 7 p.m.
Shreveport Convention Centrer
400 Caddo Street, Shreveport, La.
Accommodations & Parking Available at the Hilton
In 1995, in conjunction with the Centennial Celebration of Earl Kemp Long, the “Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials became an annual event in Winnfield. “Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials is a five-day event held the fourth full weekend of March each year at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds on Highway 34 South (beginning on Wednesday and ending on Sunday).
The heritage of hog hunting is a traditional sport in Winn Parish, and, a lot of times, it wasn’t done for the fun of it. It meant meat on the table and often still does. Some local families have been hunting hogs on the same land for generations. Earl K. Long was an avid hog hunter, and Winn Parish has kept this legacy alive.
The Hog Dog Trials are the world’s largest and have been coined the “Super Bowl” of hog dog baying, attracting an average of 10,000 spectators each year to the area. This sport is part of our heritage in Louisiana.
The folks of Winn Parish enjoy life, and visitors are always among friends when they come to Winnfield for “Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials.
For more information, please contact the Winn Parish Chamber of Commerce at (318) 628-4461.