Pitot House Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair
1440 Moss St.
The 2019 Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair, Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., will demonstrate how New Orleans’ earliest settlers lived on the banks of Bayou St. John some 300 years ago. Showcasing demonstrations, entertainment, storytelling, re-enactments, children’s activities and tours of the historic Pitot House.
Children of all ages, parents and adults, are invited to experience this one-day, annual special event, featuring more than 20 local artisans and craftsmen, using centuries-old techniques, as well as re-enactors in period costumes.
The Pitot House, where the fair takes place, is a West Indies-style colonial house built by the Majorcan merchant Bartholeme Bosque in 1799 and the only plantation home in the city that is now a museum. Tours will be available throughout the day. The Heritage Fair will feature reenactments of life at the house from 1799-1850 including, Plauche’s Battalion, New Orleans Quarter Shanty Krewe, Native American Herbal Remedies, Houma Nation History, Louisiane Vintage Dancers, Chair Caning, Hand Quilting, Indigo Dying, traditional Boat Building, Calligraphy, period Children’s Games and more.
Admission to Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair is $7.50 per person and welcomes children accompanied by adults (children under 3 are free) or anyone interested in experiencing this unique offering of heritage education and entertainment.