An estimated 1,000 Harley motorcycle enthusiasts will be visiting the ArkLaTex this weekend as the 2016 Louisiana State HOG rally comes to the Louisiana State Fair Grounds.

The event, sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, is the first of 36 similar rallies to be held across the country this year.

Events for visiting riders are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday and the public is welcome to visit the Fairgrounds to get a close-up look at the cycles.