A Guide To Events Around Louisiana

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NORTH LOUISIANA

SEPTEMBER

• Sept. 6-12. 5th Annual North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
617 Texas St., Shreveport. (318) 393-8644
Sept. 7. Vintage Car Club Show & Shine
520 Broadway, Minden. (318) 347-9558
Sept. 7. River Cities Corvette Club Festival
101 Crockett St., Shreveport. (318) 673-5100
Sept. 14. Dragonboat Festival
601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport. (318) 459-3000
Sept. 20. Movies & Moonbeams: “The Lorax.”
547 E. 79th St., Shreveport. (318) 673-5336
Sept. 20. Jesse James Outlaw Roundup Festival
Main Street, Oak Grove. (318) 488-4448
Sept. 21-22. B.H.P.A. City Championship Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. (985) 385-3858
Sept. 27-28. Louisiana Chicken Festival
7833 Annie Lee St, Dubach. (318) 777-1964
Sept. 28. Germantown Bluegrass Festival
121 Museum Road, Minden. (318) 426-4691

OCTOBER

Oct. 5-12. Red River Revel Arts Festival
Festival Plaza, Shreveport. (318) 424-4000
Oct. 5-12. BREW
101 Crockett St., Shreveport. (318) 424-4000
Oct. 11-12. Lumberjack Festival
301 Church St., Shreveport. (318) 465-3989
Oct. 24-Nov. 10. State Fair of Louisiana
3701 Hudson Ave., Shreveport. (318) 226-8555
Oct. 31. Witch-Way-To-Main
Columbia. (318) 649-2138


CAJUN COUNTRY


SEPTEMBER

• Through Sept. 2. Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
715 Second St., Morgan City. (985) 385-0703
• Sept. 2. Boozoo Labor Day Festival
900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles. (337) 438-3482
• Sept. 6-7. St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival
Corner N. Market St. & E. Madison St., St. Martinville. (337) 394-7408
• Sept. 6-7. Mamou Cajun Music Festival
98 Main St., Mamou. (337) 789-0646
• Sept. 6-8. Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show
Warren J. Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux. (985) 413-1147
• Sept. 7. Stars & Stripes in the park Classic Car Show
Heritage Square, Sulphur. (337) 436-9588
• Sept. 7. Boudin Wars
Heritage Square, Sulphur. (337) 436-9588
• Sept. 8. Acadiana Barrel Race Association
713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia. (337) 365-7539
• Sept. 14-16. Living History & Civil War Re-enactment
Springfield. (225) 294-3150
• Sept. 20-22. St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival
St. Theresa Catholic Church. Carlyss. (337) 583-4880
• Sept. 21-22. Golden Meadow Family Fishing Rodeo
Hwy. 3235, Galliano. (985) 665-4507
• Sept. 21-22. Midnight Fantasies Annual Lakefront Tour-Car, Truck & Boat Show
900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles
• Sept. 25-29. Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival
New Iberia. (337) 369-9323
• Sept. 27-28. Jim Bowie BBQ Festival
Mississippi Riverfront, Vidalia. (318) 836-8223
• Sept. 28. Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa
(985) 205-1075
• Sept. 28-29. Best of the Bayou
Downtown Houma. (985) 876-5600

OCTOBER

• Oct. 1-5. Beaureguard Parish Fair
Beaureguard Parish Fairgrounds, DeRidder. (337) 462-3135
• Oct. 4-5. Opelousas Spice & Music Festival
South City Park, Opelousas. (337) 948-5227
• Oct. 5-6. Roberts Cove Germanfest
Roberts Cove, Rayne. info@robertscovegermanfest.com
• Oct. 8-13. Cotton Festival
Ville Platte Cotton Festival Fairgrounds, Ville Platte. (337) 563-6367
• Oct. 9-12. Jefferson Davis Parish Fair
Jefferson Davis Parish Fairgrounds, Jennings. (337) 581-3135
• Oct. 10-12. Atchafalaya Catfish Festival
Melville Civic Center, Melville. (337) 623-4226
• Oct. 11-13. Festival Acadiens et Creoles
Girard Park, Lafayette. info@festivalsacadiens.com
• Oct. 11-13. Louisiana Cattle Festival
Downtown Abbeville. (337) 652-0646
• Oct. 11-13. Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
Fairgrounds, 326 LA 304, Chackbay. (985) 633-2828
• Oct. 11-13. World Championship Gumbo Cook-off
Bouligny Plaza, New Iberia. (337) 364-1836
• Oct. 17-19. Rice Festival
Downtown Crowley. (337) 783-3067
• Oct. 17. 10th Annual Taste of Southern Louisiana Festival
Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma. (985) 851-1020
• Oct. 19. Ragley Heritage & Timber Festival
6715 LA 12, Ragley. (337) 661-3657
• Oct. 19. Tailgating Cook-off & Fais Do Do
Loreauville Park, Loreauville. (337) 577-3852
• Oct. 25-26. Black Pot Festival
Acadian Village, Lafayette. (800) 346-1958
• Oct. 26. Sweet Dough Pie Festival
St. Charles Borromeo Church, Grand Couteau. (337) 662-3058
• Oct. 26. 14th Annual Franklin Merchants Association Harvest Moon Festival
Main Street, Franklin. (337) 828-3706
• Oct. 26. New Iberia Beneath the Balconies
317 E. Main St. to 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. (337) 364-1603
• Oct. 26-27. Cajun Village Fall Festival
Cajun Village, Sorrento. (225) 675-5572
• Oct. 26-27. Yellow Leaf Arts Festival
Parker Park, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3873
• Oct. 26-27. Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie. (225) 265-2157
• Oct. 26-28. Louisiana Yambilee Festival
Yambille Fairgrounds, Opelousas. (337) 948-8848
• Nov. 2-3. Giant Omelette Celebration
Historic Downtown Abbeville’s Magdalen Square, Abbeville. www.giantomelette.org


CENTRAL


SEPTEMBER

• Sept. 7. Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Hwy. 28E, Pineville. (318) 443-1785
• Sept. 20-21. Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival ->
781 Front St., Natchitoches. (318) 352-8072
• Sept. 21. Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival
Various locations, Marthaville. (318) 472-1654
• Sept. 27-28. Jim Bowie BBQ Throwdown
100 River View Parkway, Vidalia. (318) 336-8226

OCTOBER

• Oct. 2-6. West LA Forestry Festival
Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, Leesville. (337) 238-0647
• Oct. 5. Classic Car Show
Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches. (318) 352-1993
• Oct. 5-6. Robeline Heritage Festival
Robeline. (318) 332-4969
• Oct. 9-13. Rapides Parish Fair
Rapides Parish Coliseum Fairgrounds, Alexandria. (318) 767-3968
• Oct. 12-14. Fall Pilgrimage/Tour of Homes
Landmark Historic District & Cane River Area, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714
• Oct. 26. Haunted History Tour
Natchitoches-American Cemetery, Natchitoches. (800) 259-1714


BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION


SEPTEMBER

• Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. Live After Five
North Boulevard Town Square, Baton Rouge. (225) 389-5520
• Sept. 7. Muddy Mayhem LA. 33203 Hwy
1019, Denham Springs. (225) 938-2325
• Sept. 14-15. Oldies But Goodies Festival
2750 N. Westport Drive, Port Allen. (225) 344-2920
• Sept. 14-15. Repticon Baton Rouge
9039 S. St. Landry Ave., Gonzales. (225) 647-4515
• Sept. 21. Cajun French Music Festival
City Park, New Iberia. (337) 364-7975
• Sept. 24. Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Speaker Series, “The 1863 Battle of Stirling’s Plantation at Bayou Fordoche.”
500 W. Main St., New Roads. (225) 638-6575
• Sept. 26. Boogie’n the Bayou
Nottoway Plantation, White Castle. (866) 527-6884
• Sept. 26. Buffalo Festival
3325 Groom Road, Baker. (225) 778-0300
• Sept. 27-29. Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival
9039 Landry Road, Gonzales. (225) 621-1700
• Sept. 28-29. Harvest Days
Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge. (225) 765-2437
• Sept. 29. Big Cajun Triathlon
108 E. Main St., New Roads. (225) 448-2878

OCTOBER

• Oct. 5-13. Livingston Parish Fair
Livingston Parish Fairgrounds, 13325 Florida Blvd., Livingston. (225) 686-1333
• Oct. 6. Sugar Festival
West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen. (225) 336-2422
• Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27. Angola Prison Rodeo
Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola. (225) 655-2030
• Oct. 13. International Heritage Celebration
Baton Rouge RiverCenter Arena, Baton Rouge. (225) 930-0901
• Oct. 15. Denham Springs Fall Festival
Mattie Street, Denham Springs. (225) 665-4666
• Oct. 18-19. Southern Garden Symposium
Various locations, St. Francisville. (225) 635-3738
• Oct. 18-20. Andouille Festival
St. John Civic Center, LaPlace. (985) 652-9569
• Oct. 24-Nov. 3. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair
Baton Rouge Fairgrounds, Baton Rouge. (225) 755-3247
• Oct. 27. Feast on the Levee
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusley. (225) 749-2189
• Oct. 27. Haints, Haunts & Halloween
Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge. (225) 765-2437


GREATER NEW ORLEANS


SEPTEMBER

• Through Sept. 22. Louisiana Contemporary Presented by Regions Bank
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. (504) 539-9613
• Aug. 28-Sept. 2. Southern Decadence Festival
801 Bourbon St., New Orleans. www.southerndecadence.net
• Aug. 31-Sept. 2. 51st Original Red Fish Rodeo
Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. (985) 787-2997
• Sept. 13-15. Shrimp Festival
2501 Archbishop Hannan Blvd., Meraux. (504) 278-4242
• Sept. 19. Art & Wine Walk
409 Aycock St., Arabi. (504) 355-4442
• Sept. 19-21. Burlesque Festival
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, House of Blues, New Orleans. (504) 975-7425
• Sept. 20. Scales & Ales
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, New Orleans. (504) 861-5107
• Sept. 21. Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard Cruise Night
8751 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette. (504) 874-0458
• Sept. 26-28. Cutting Edge Music Conference
Various locations, New Orleans. (504) 945-1800
• Sept. 27-28. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Fair
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Belle Chasse. (504) 394-0314
• Sept. 28. Million MILF March
Begins at Ernst’s Café, South Peters Street, New Orleans
• Sept. 28. St. Augustine High School Edwin Hampton Music Festival
St. Augustine High School, New Orleans. (504) 940-5980

OCTOBER

• Oct. 2-6. St. Tammany Parish Fair.
Covington Fairgrounds, Covington. (985) 892-8421
• Oct. 2-6. Tangipahoa Parish Fair
Tangipahoa Fairgrounds, Amite. (985) 748-7156
• Oct. 3-5. Ponderosa Stomp
Various locations, including d.b.a., The Wyndham Riverfront, Rock ’n’ Bowl, New Orleans
• Oct. 4-6. Gentilly Festival
Pontchartrain Playground, New Orleans. (504) 813-4164
• Oct. 4-6. Gretna Heritage Festival
Downtown Gretna. (504) 361-7748
• Oct. 5. Capital One Art for Art’s Sake
Warehouse Arts District and Uptown New Orleans
• Oct. 5. New Orleans Baby & Child Festival
Pontchartrain Center, Kenner. (504) 298-8234
• Oct. 5. Ponchatoula Appraisal Fair & Art Stroll
Downtown Ponchatoula. (800) 616-4502
• Oct. 5-6. Fall Garden Festival
New Orleans Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 483-9386
• Oct. 10-17. New Orleans Film Festival
Various cinemas in New Orleans. (504) 309-6633
• Oct. 11-13. Bridge City Gumbo Festival
Holy Guardian Angels Church, Belle Chasse. (504) 329-4279
• Oct. 11-13. Louisiana Seafood Festival
Woldenberg Park, New Orleans. (504) 214-1886
• Oct. 11. St. Mary Magdalen Seafood Festival
St. Mary Magdalen School, Metairie. (504) 733-0922
• Oct. 11-26. Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest
Historic Rivertown, Kenner. (504) 522-8014
• Oct. 12. Japan Festival
New Orleans Museum of Art & Besthoff Sculpture Garden, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4100
• Oct. 12. Que Pasa Fest
Lafreniere Park, Metairie. (504) 905-6925
• Oct. 12-13. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and banks of the Tchefuncte River, Madisonville. (985) 845-9200
• Oct. 12-13. Slidell Sell-A-Bration Arts & Crafts Show
Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell. (985) 641-2021
• Oct. 12-13. Cajun Heritage Festival
Larose Civic Center, Larose. (985) 532-8008
• Oct. 13. Celebracion Latina
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. (504) 581-4629
• Oct. 16-19. Washington Parish Free Fair
Franklinton. (985) 839-5922
• Oct. 18-20. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
Lafayette Square, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100
• Oct. 18-20. St. Matthew the Apostle Fall Family Festival
St. Matthew the Apostle Church, River Ridge. (504) 737-4604
• Oct. 18-20. Treme Culture Festival
Various locations including Lemann Park, Armstrong Park and St. Augustine Church. (504) 523-5652
• Oct. 18-26. Boo at the Zoo ->
Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. (504) 581-4629
• Oct. 19. Fall for Art
Historic Downtown Covington. (985) 892-8650
• Oct. 19. 5th Annual French Market Boo Carre Halloween & Harvest Festival
French Market, New Orleans. (504) 522-2621
• Oct. 19. Monster Mash presented by Capital One Bank
Bogue Falaya Park, Covington. (985) 898-4425
• Oct. 19. Party in the Pits BBQ Cook-off
Memorial “Strawberry Fields” Park, Ponchatoula. (985) 386-2536
• Oct. 19-20. Old Farmers Day & Horse-pulling Contest
Brunett Farms, 56136 Loranger Road, Loranger. (985) 878-2360
• Oct. 26-27. Olde Town Slidell Fall Antique Street Fair
1st, 2nd and Erlanger Streets, Olde Town Slidell. (985) 641-6316


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