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September and October festivals all across the state

NORTHERN LOUISIANA

Sept. 10. Vintage Car Club Show & Shine. Civic Center Parking Lot, Minden. (318) 347-9558.

Sept. 16. 2011 North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Robinson Film Center, Shreveport. (318) 393-6556.

Sept. 17. Annual Fall Fun Fly. The Northeast Aero Radio Club, West Monroe. (318) 323-1166.

Sept. 17. Chimpanzee Discovery Day. Eddie D. Jones Nature Park, Keithville. (318) 925-9575.

Sept. 24. Germantown Bluegrass Festival. Germantown Colony Museum, Minden. (318) 426-4691.

Sept. 27. Annual Webster Parish Fair Parade. Main Street, Minden. (318) 377-6250.

Sept. 27. Annual Webster Parish Fair. Goodwill Street, Minden. (318) 377-6250.

Oct. 1-8. Red River Revel Arts Festival. Riverfront, Shreveport. (318) 424-4000.

Oct. 6. Downtown Gallery Crawl. Downtown, West Monroe. (318) 329-1921.

Oct. 7. Springhill Lumberjack Festival. Frank Anthony Park, Springhill. (318) 465-3989.

Oct. 8. Lumberjack Festival Parade. Main Street, Springhill. (318) 539-5699.

Oct. 8. Springhill Main Street Car & Motorcycle Show. Main Street, Springhill. (318) 539-5699.

Oct. 8. Landry Vineyards Winery Outdoor Concert Series. Landry Vineyards, West Monroe. (318) 557-9050.

Oct. 28-30. French Food Festival. Larose Regional Park, Bayou Lafourche. (985) 693-7355.

CENTRAL LOUISIANA

Sept. 10. Delta Music Festival. Delta Music Museum, Ferriday. (318) 757-9999.

Sept. 16-17. Meat Pie Festival. Riverfront, Natchitoches.

Sept. 23-24. Jim Bowie BBQ Duel and Festival. Riverfront Vidalia. (318) 336-8223.

Oct. 1-2. Festival of Quilts. Cottonport Museum and Cultural Center, Cottonport. (318) 359-3012.

Oct. 1-3. Lecompte Pie Festival. Old Lecompte High School, Lecompte. (318) 776-5488.

Oct. 6-8. Zwolle Tamale Fiesta. Zwolle Festival Grounds, Zwolle. (318) 645-6141.

BATON ROUGE/PLANTATION COUNTRY

Sept. 17-18. Oldies But Goodies Fest & BBQ Cook-Off. West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center, Port Allen. (225) 344-2920.

Sept. 23-25. Alligator Festival. St. Charles Parish Bridge Park, Luling. Stcharlesrotary.com.

Sept. 24. Magnolia Mound Cajun Festival. Magnolia Mound Plantation, Baton Rouge. (225) 343-4955.

Oct. 1. Fall Festival. Antique District, Denham Springs. Denhamspringsantiquedistrict.com.

Oct. 1. Iberville Swamp Life Expo. Iberville Parish Visitor Center, Interstate 10 at Grosse Tete. (225) 687-2642.

Oct. 1-2. Sunshine Festival. Louisiana Fair Grounds, Donaldsonville. (225) 473-4814.

Oct. 2. Sugar Fest. West Baton Rouge Museum. Baton Rouge. (225) 336-2422.

Oct. 2-30. Angola Prison Rodeo. Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola. (225) 655-2030.

Oct. 7-9. St. Peter School Fisherman Festival. W. Seventh, Reserve. (985) 536-4296.

Oct. 8. International Acadian Festival. Festival Mass, Water Ceremony, Presentation, Dance. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Plaquemine. (225) 659-7579.

Oct. 8-9. Awesome Art on the Bayou.  Jambalaya Park, Gonzales.
(225) 644-8496.

Oct. 14-16. Andouille Festival. John Center, LaPlace. (985) 652-9569.

Oct. 14-16. International Acadian Festival. C. M. “Mike” Zito Multipurpose Center, Plaquemine. (225) 659-7579.

Oct. 18. French Settlement Creole Festival. French Settlement Town Hall Pavilion, Baton Rouge.
Frenchsettlement-la.gov.

Oct. 27-Nov 6. Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. (225) 755-3247.

Oct. 29. Louisiana Book Festival. Various locations, Baton Rouge. (225) 342-4923.

Oct. 29-30. Cajun Village Oktoberfest. The Cajun Village, Sorrento. (225) 675-5572.

CAJUN COUNTRY

Sept. 1-5. Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Downtown, Morgan City. (985) 385-0703.

Sept. 3. Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival. Zydeco Park, Plaisance. (337) 942-2392.

Sept. 4. Creole Zydeco Festival. Adam Carlson Memorial Park, St. Martinville. (888) 565-5939.

Sept. 5. Boozoo’s Labor Day Festival. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 438-3482.

Sept. 9-10. Cajun Food Festival. Weeks Park, Lydia. (337) 365-5577.

Sept. 9-10. Roastin’ with Rosie Barbecue Festival. Grand Marais Courtyard, Jennings. (337) 821-5534.

Sept. 9-10. Uplifting the Coast Festival. Bridge Side Marina, Grand Isle. (225) 268-4254.

Sept. 9-11. Bayou Lafourche Antique Show and Sale. Warren J. Harang Municipal Auditorium, Thibodaux.
(985) 413-1147.

Sept. 9-11. St. Theresa’s Carlyss Cajun Bons-Temps Festival. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Grounds, Carlyss.
(337) 583-4800.

Sept. 15-18. Cruisin’ Cajuns RV Rally. Kemper Williams Park, Patterson. (985) 395-2298.

Sept. 17. Cajun French Music Association Cajun Music Festival. City Park, New Iberia. (337) 364-7975.

Sept. 21-25. Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. New Iberia. (337) 369-9323.

Sept. 24. Louisiana Rice Run. Founders Park, Jennings. (337) 824-4457.

Sept. 25. Calca-Chew Food Festival. St. Margaret Family Center, Lake Charles. (337) 439-4585.

Sept. 26. La Fete d’Ecologie. Jean Lafitte National Historic Park, Thibodaux. (800) 259-0869.

Sept. 30. Gallery Promenade. Downtown, Lake Charles. (337) 439-2787.

Oct. 1. Louisiana Cajun Food Fest. Downtown, Kaplan. (337) 642-2400.

Oct. 1-2. Bayou Music Fest. Oakridge Park, Golden Meadow. (985) 632-4247.

Oct. 7-9. Voice of the Wetlands Festival. Southdown Plantation, Houma. (985) 226-1004.

Oct. 7-16.Great Acadian Awakening. Statewide. english.gra2011.org/events.

Oct. 8. Vinton Heritage Festival. Downtown, Vinton. (337) 589-7453.

Oct. 9. World Championship Gumbo Cookoff. New Iberia. (337) 364-1836.

Oct. 11. Great Acadian Awakening. Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles. (337) 288-2681.

Oct. 11-16. Louisiana Cotton Festival. North Side Civic Center, Ville Platte. (337) 363-6367.

Oct. 12-16. Cal-Cam Fair. Cal-Cam Fairgrounds, Sulphur. (337) 527-9371.

Oct. 13-16. Louisiana Cattle Festival and Fair. Downtown, Abbeville. (337) 652-0646.

Oct. 14-16. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Girard Park, Lafayette. Festivalsacadiens.com.

Oct. 15. Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival. Ragley Historical Square, Ragley. (337) 725-3444.

Oct. 15. Rouge et Blanc. City Hall, Lake Charles. (337) 475-5123.

Oct. 16. Giant Omelette Celebration. Abbeville. (337) 893-0013.

Oct. 17. Kiwanis Pepper Festival. Evangeline Oak, St. Martinville. (337) 394-9396.

Oct. 20-22. International Rice Festival. Downtown, Crowley. (337) 783-3067.

Oct. 21. Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay. Chackbay. (985) 859-4859.

Oct. 22. Boudin Cook-off. Downtown, Lafayette. Boudincookoff.com.

Oct. 28-29. South Louisiana Blackpot Festival and Cookoff. Acadian Village, Lafayette. Blackpotfestival.com.

Oct. 31. Harvest Fest. Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, Lake Charles. (337) 491-1280.

NEW ORLEANS

Sept. 1-5. Southern Decadence. French Quarter, New Orleans. Southerndecadence.net.

Sept. 4. Battle of the Bands. Land-O-Pines Campground, Covington. (985) 892-6023.

Sept. 9-11. New Orleans Seafood Festival. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. Neworleansseafoodfestival.com.

Sept. 15-17. New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Harrah’s and House of Blues, New Orleans. Neworleansburlesquefest.com.

Sept. 16-17. Ponderosa Stomp. Renaissance Arts Hotel, New Orleans. (504) 613-2330.

Sept. 21-24. Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and Roots Music Gathering. New Orleans. (504) 945-1800.

Sept. 23-25. St. Rosalie Church Fair. Second Avenue, Harvey. (504) 340-1962.

Sept. 24. Archbishop Chapelle Craft Show. Veterans Boulevard, Metairie. (504) 456-6770.

Sept. 24. Swamp Pop Festival. Land-O-Pines Campground, Covington. (985) 892-6023.

Sept. 24-25. Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2. St. Tammany Parish Fair. Covington Fairgrounds, Covington. (985) 892-8421.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Fair. Louisiana 23, Belle Chasse. Olphbc.org.

Oct. 7-9. Gretna Heritage Festival. Downtown, Gretna. (504) 361-7748.

Oct. 8. Japan Fest. City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4100.

Oct. 8-9. Gentilly Fest Music. Pontchartrain Park, New Orleans. Gentillyfest.com.

Oct. 8-9. Carnaval Latino. Riverfront, New Orleans. (504) 581-2000.

Oct. 8-9. Slidell Sell-A-Bration Arts and Crafts Show. Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell. (985) 641-2021.

Oct. 14-16. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. Lafayette Square, New Orleans. (504) 558-6100.

Oct. 14-16. Gumbo Festival. Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church, Bridge City. (504) 436-4881.

Oct. 15. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. New Orleans. (504) 833-4024.

Oct. 15-16. Wooden Boat Festival. Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, Madisonville. (985) 845-9200.

Oct. 21-22. Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit 2011. Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, New Orleans.
(504) 529-5333.

Oct. 28-30. Bucktown Seafood Festival. Lake Avenue, Metairie. (504) 833-8224.

Oct. 28-30. Voodoo Music Experience. City Park, New Orleans. (877) 569-7767.

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