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a guide to festivals around the state september-october

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Northern Louisiana

Sept. 2. Super Scouting Thursday. Monroe (318) 325-4634.
Sept. 10-16. North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival featuring John Waters. Robinson Film Center, Shreveport.
Sept. 25. Germantown Bluegrass Festival. Germantown Colony Museum, Germantown (318) 426-4691.
Sept 28. Annual Webster Parish Fair Parade. Main Street, Minden (318) 377-6250.
Sept. 28-30. Webster Parish Fair. Minden Fairgrounds, Minden (318) 377-6250.
Oct. 2-9. Red River Revel. Festival Plaza, Shreveport (318) 424-4000.
Oct. 8-9. Annual Lumberjack Festival. Frank Anthony Park, Springhill
(318) 578-0764.
Oct. 9. Springhill Lumberjack Festival Parade. Main Street, Springhill (318) 539-5699.
Oct. 9. Main Street Car & Motorcycle Show. Springhill (318) 539-5699.
Oct. 9. Main Street Antique Tractor & Engine Show. Springhill (318) 539-5699.
Oct. 29-30. The Ghost of Sallie Baker’s Carnivale. The Farm, Minden (318) 393-5991.

Central Louisiana

Sept. 3-4. Cane River Zydeco Festival. Downtown Riverbank, Natchitoches
(800) 259-1714.
Sept. 4. Goldonna Drake Salt Works Festival. Downtown Goldonna
(318) 727-8770 or (318) 727-8660.
Sept. 11-12. Meat Pie Festival. Riverbank Stage, Downtown Natchitoches.
Sept. 17-18. Marthaville Good Ole Days. Downtown Marthaville (318) 472-1645.
Sept. 24-25. Jim Bowie Festival.
Vidalia (318) 336-8223.
Sept. 26. Meat Pie Tri. Downtown Natchitoches. Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.
Oct. 1-2. Return to the 50s Classic Car Show. Front Street, Downtown Natchitoches (318) 352-1993.
Oct. 1-2. Robeline Heritage Festival. Robeline (800) 259-1714.
Oct. 7-9. Zwolle Tamale Fiesta. Zwolle Festival Grounds, Zwolle.
Oct. 8-10. Fall Pilgrimage/Tour of Homes. Landmark Historic District, Cane River Area, Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.
Oct. 31. Haunted History Tour. American Cemetery, Natchitoches (800) 259-1714.

baton rouge/plantation country

Oct. 3. Sugarfest. West Baton Rouge Museum, Port Allen (225) 336-2422.
Oct. 9. Smokin’ Oldies Barbeque
Cook-Off. West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center,
Port Allen (225) 334-2920.
Oct. 9-10. Awesome Art in the Gardens Contest. Houmas House Plantation, Darrow.
Oct. 15-17. Boucherie Festival. Reynolds Lambert Park, Sorrento (225) 675-5337.
Oct. 16-17. LSU Rural Life Harvest Days. LSU Rural Life Museum, Baton Rouge
(225) 765-2437.
Oct. 16-17. Oldies But Goodies Fest. West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center, Port Allen (225) 344-2920.
Oct. 16-18. St. John Parish Andouille Festival. St. John Center, LaPlace (985) 652-9569.
Oct. 28-Nov. 7. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Baton Rouge (225) 755-FAIR.

cajun country

Sept. 1-30. Terrebone Fine Arts Guild Artist of the Month. Betty Porche, Downtown Gallery, Houma (985) 876-7831.
Sept. 2-4. Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival. Plaisance.
Sept. 2-6. Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Downtown Morgan City (985) 385-0703.
Sept. 5. Terrebonne Livestock Association Horse Show. Houma Air Base, Houma (985) 688-9445.
Sept. 6. Boozoo’s Labor Day Festival. Iowa (337) 438-3482.
Sept. 10-12. 34th annual Bayou Lafourche Antiques Show and Sale. Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux (985) 413-1147.
Sept. 11. Art After Dark. Downtown Art Gallery, Houma (985) 876-7831.
Sept. 17-19. Grand Bois Inter Tribal POW WOW. Terrebonne (985) 594-7410.
Sept. 17-19. St. Theresa’s Carlyss Cajun Bons-Temps Festival. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Grounds, Carlyss (337) 583-4800.
Sept. 18-19. Evangeline Oil & Gas Festival. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lafayette (337) 824-4995.
Sept. 23. Louisiana Sugarcane Festival. Downtown New Iberia (337) 369-9323.
Sept. 24. Downtown Live After 5. Downtown Houma (985) 873-6408.
Sept. 24. Gallery Promenade. Downtown Lake Charles (337) 439-2787.
Sept. 25. Pops Concert in the Mall. Southland Mall Shopping Center, Houma (985) 637-3894.
Sept. 26. Calca-Chew Food Festival.
St. Margaret Family Center, Lake Charles (337) 439-4585.
Oct. 1-30. Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild Artist of the Month: Gabriel Bethancourt. Downtown Gallery 630, Houma
(985) 876-7831.
Oct. 3. Terrebonne Livestock Association Horse Show. Houma Air Base Arena, Houma (985) 688-9445.
Oct. 7-10. Louisiana Cattle Festival. Downtown Abbeville.
Oct. 8-10. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Lafayette.
Oct. 9. 2nd annual Race for the Wetlands. Southdown Plantation House, Houma (985) 688-5582.
Oct. 9. 7th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival 2010. Southdown Plantation
House & Terrebonne Museum, Houma
(985) 798-5665.
Oct. 9. Vinton Heritage Festival. Downtown Vinton (337) 589-7453.
Oct. 13. 10th Annual Taste of South Louisiana. Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma (985) 851-1020.
Oct. 13-17. Cal-Cam Fair. Cal-Cam Fairgrounds, Sulphur (337) 527-9371.
Oct. 15-17. International Acadian Festival. Plaquemine (225) 659-7579.
Oct. 15-17. International Rice Festival. Crowley.
Oct. 15-17. Grand Bois Cajun/Swamp Pop/Zydeco Music Festival. Grand Bois Park, Houma (985) 594-7410.
Oct. 16. Franklin Harvest Moon Fest. Downtown Historic District, Franklin
(337) 828-3706 or (337) 578-1505.
Oct. 16. Just Kids at Art. St. Matthews Episcopal School, Houma (985) 872-5573.
Oct. 16. Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival. Ragley Historical Square, Ragley (337) 725-3444.
Oct. 16-17. Atchafalaya Inboard Power Boat Race Festival. Morgan City, www.mcpba.net.
Oct. 29. Downtown Live After 5. Downtown Houma (985) 873-6408 or www.houmamainstreet.org.
Oct. 29-30. South Louisiana Black Pot Festival and Cookoff. Lafayette.
Oct. 30. Big Band Bash. Houma Municipal Auditorium, Houma (985) 637-3894.
Oct. 30. Grace Lutheran Fall Fest 2009. Houma (985) 879-1865.
Oct. 31. Arts Fest. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles.
Oct. 31. Harvest Fest. Civic Center Coliseum, Lake Charles (337) 491-1280.

new orleans

Sept. 1-6. Southern Decadence Festival. New Orleans.
Sept. 10-12. New Orleans Seafood Festival. Fulton Square, New Orleans.
Sept. 14. Longue Vue House and Gardens “Tea on Tuesday: Jewelry of the Table.” Longue Vue House and Gardens,
New Orleans (504) 488-5488.
Sept. 18. Slidell Fall Fest. Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell (985) 796-5853.
Sept. 18-19. Louisiana Gator Fest. Tammany Trace Trailhead, Mandeville
(985) 639-8040.
Sept. 22. Longue Vue House and Gardens “Decorative Arts and Design Series: ‘Furnishing the Outdoor Room.’” Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans
(504) 488-5488.
Sept. 23-26. Alligator Festival. St. Charles Parish Westbank Bridge Park, Luling.
Sept. 25-26. Ponderosa Stomp Festival. House of Blues, New Orleans, www.ponderosastomp.com.
Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Tangipahoa Parish Free Fair. Tangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds, Amite City (985)748-6643.
Sept. 30. Longue Vue House and Gardens “Wine and Vines: Partaking in Portugal.” Longue Vue House and Gardens,
New Orleans (504) 488-5488.
Oct. 1-3. Gretna Heritage Festival. Downtown Gretna (504) 361-7748.
Oct. 8-10. Bridge City Gumbo Festival. Bridge City (504) 436-4881.
Oct. 10-11. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival.
Oct. 14-17. Longue Vue House and Gardens “Pearl Fryar: Topiary Artist.” Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans (504) 488-5488.
Oct. 16. Fall Arts Festival.
Oct. 20. Longue Vue House and Gardens “Decorative Arts and Design Series: Specialty Gardens.” Longue Vue House and Gardens, New Orleans (504) 488-5488.
Oct. 23-24. Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival. Madisonville (985) 845-9201.
Oct. 27-31. Vampire Fest. The Shadow Box Theatre, New Orleans. n

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