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Ruston is located in Lincoln Parish (of which it is the parish seat) within the Sportsman's Paradise Region, between Minden and Monroe along US Highway 167 near Grambling and Arcadia.

Home to the Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University campuses.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 19,615, a decrease of 456 since 1990.

Louisiana Peach Fest | Louisiana Tech University |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Holiday Inn Ruston | Lincoln General Hospital |
Public Libraries Lincoln Parish Library |

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02/04 Coming to The area
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.