Acadiana’s Premiere Equestrian Arena

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The SugArena at the Acadiana Fairgrounds

713 Northwest Bypass (Hwy 3212)

New Iberia, LA 70560


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What We Offer

The SugArena at Acadiana Fairgrounds is a multi-purpose facility designed to host a wide range of events with a special emphasis on horse shows, livestock shows, rodeos, concerts, fairs, festivals, trade shows, motorcycle events, RV rallies, extreme sports, company parties and a host of social activities. We are committed to enhancing tourism and promoting Iberia Parish as the premiere parish to visit with a special emphasis on the youth of Iberia Parish and all surrounding parishes
Provide a first class cost effective venue for a broad spectrum of community events. Showcase and promote Acadian’s AG and livestock culture, industry and commerce. Support visitor tourism. Provide a safe and cost effective venue for everyone with an emphasis on youth. Provide outstanding customer service and operate in a financially responsible manner.

The Sugarena

Arena Info

  • 175,800 square feet under roof
  • Arena 260 x 130 feet fenced arena
  • 120×300 Covered warm up area

Available amenities

  • Multiple Wash racks
  • 150+ stalls
  • 5 acres of parking
  • On-site Concession Stand
  • 45 R.V Hook ups (30-50 amp)


  • Horse Shows
  • Rodeos
  • Cattle Shows
  • Festivals
  • Motor Cross Derbies
  • Circus
  • Music Festivals
  • 4-H Events
  • And more

View Emergency Shelter Procedures

The threat of a flooding event should be a concern for all that raise animals.  The SugArena has limited capacity to shelter livestock or other animals.  We have rules in place to cover such contingencies.  Please take the time to read them.

Notice regarding Coggins tests


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own food and beverages to the arena?

The SugArena has a concession stand with food and beverages available, including alcoholic beverages at most events.  The Acadiana Fairgrounds Commission uses the proceeds on concessions to help operate the facility.  This additional income helps keep the costs to users down.  Only if the concession stand is not open or with special permission are you allowed to bring in your own food and beverages.

How do I rent the SugArena for an event?

The SugArena is available for hourly rental to daily rental at various rates.  Please contact the SugArena office for more information as to rates and available dates.  Additionally, there are camper/trailer spots with electrical hookup available for a nominal fee per day.

Can I rent stalls for an upcoming event?

Yes. We do rent our stalls on a daily basis for a nominal fee.  The daily rental comes with a bag of shavings . Please contact our office if you would like to reserve a stall.

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