THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
- LOUISIANA CHICKEN FESTIVAL: Main Street, downtown Dubach. Beauty pageant, carnival, arts and crafts, photo bingo, talent show, chicken cookery contest, drumstick eating contest and more. http://www.drabo.org.
THROUGH SUNDAY, OCT. 28
- LOUISIANA SCARECROW FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION: LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane at I-10. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
- LOUISIANA SUGARCANE FESTIVAL & FAIR: various venues throughout New Iberia. Blessing of the crop, carnival rides, food court, 4-H sugar cookery contest, Bayou Girl Scouts bake-off, coronation of Queen Sugar, judging of best decorated storefronts and homes, sugar artistry display & tasting, garden/flower, sugar cane, photography, and arts & crafts exhibits, livestock show, parades, fireworks, fais do do. (337) 519-6743, email@example.com or http://www.hisugar.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28
- BREW ARTS FESTIVAL: 5-8 p.m., Morrison Alley Park behind Hammond Regional Arts Center Gallery, 217 E. Thomas St., Hammond. Beer tasting, live music, art exhibit and demonstrations. $20, in advance; $25, at event. (985) 542-7113 or http://www.hammondarts.org.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 AND 29
- BAKER BUFFALO FESTIVAL: 3325 Groom Road, Baker. Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Carnival rides, vendors, art display, spelling bee, planetarium, car and bike show, music, parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, buffalo wing cook-off, boxing matches. Entry to the boxing matches are $5 per person, all other events are free. http://www.cityofbakerla.us/category/subcategory.php?fCS=6-21
- ROCKIN’ & ROASTING ON THE RIVER: Morrison Parkway, New Roads. Friday, live music by Dale Sellards and Backroads Band, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s schedule is: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., barbecue cook-off; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., arts and crafts, and entertainment; 8-11 a.m., kids’ fishing tournament; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., fun jumps and vendor booths; raffle. Also, an open antique car show. Free. (225) 638-3500 or http://www.pcchamber.org.
- COVINGTON BREWHOUSE OCTOBERFEST: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 2-9 p.m. Saturday, Covington Trailhead. Live music, German food, beer. Free. No outside food or drink permitted. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NOLA DOWNTOWN MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL: Central Business District and the Warehouse Arts District, New Orleans. Variety of music, car show and other events celebrating the revival of downtown New Orleans. Car show, Gallier Hall at Lafayette Square. http://noladowntown.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29
- FALL ART CRAWL: 6-9 p.m., Main Street, downtown Zachary. Local businesses beginning with the Gift Gallery Florist/Shag Studio and ending at JoLynn’s Boutique next to Zachary United Methodist Church will promote local artists’ work. Also, live music and theatrical productions. Presented by the Regional Arts Council of Zachary. Free. http://www.zacharyarts.org.
- CANE FIELD CLASSIC: 1-mile race, 7:45 a.m.; 4-mile race, 8 a.m., Margaret Plantation, 2213 Lafiton Lane, Port Allen. Music, food, drinks. Portion of proceeds benefit Rocket Kidz Foundation. Sponsored by W. Higgins and Performance Fitness. Registration: $30, four-mile race; $15, one-mile race, in advance. Day of race registration is $5 more. http://www.canefieldclassic.com or http://www.ACTIVE.com.
- BOGALUSA BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. Entertainment all day with a tribute to legendary Bogalusa native Professor Longhair. Also, food and juried art vendors. $10, adults; free, children 12 and younger. http://www.bogalusablues.com.
- BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Germantown Colony Museum, Minden. Music, crafts, food. Adults, $5; children under 12, free. Bring lawn chairs. (318) 426-4691.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 AND 30
- JIM BOWIE FESTIVAL: Riverview RV Park, riverfront, Vidalia. This event commemorates the 1827 duel between Dr. Thomas Maddox and Samuel Levi Wells III. The duel gave birth to the legend of Jim Bowie. Re-enactment, barbecue, skeet shooting, archery, crafts, games, music and food. $10 entry at gate. (318) 336-8223.
- BEST OF THE BAYOU FESTIVAL: Courthouse Square, Houma. Music, food, arts and crafts, including 25 bands, more than a dozen food booths. Also, the Gulf Coast Marketplace will be open, as well as the Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild. (985) 876-5600 or http://www.bestofthebayou.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
- FESTIVAL LATINO: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Catholic Deaf Center, 2585 Brightside Drive. Celebrating the food, folklore and culture of the Baton Rouge Latino community. Featuring a variety of Latin foods from countries such as El Salvador, Honduras, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Nicaragua; games for the children; arts and crafts booths; the Crowning of Miss Festival Latino; raffles; folk dances, music and entertainment. Admission, $5; children 10 and younger, $1. (225) 927-8700 or http://www.festivallatinobr.com.
- HEMINGBOUGH BLUES FESTIVAL: 1-8 p.m., grounds of Hemingbough, St. Francisville. Gates open at noon. $20, advance tickets; $25, day of festival. Children under 12 admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at Phil Brady’s, The Elizabethan Gallery or the Time Out Lounge. Bring chairs and/or blankets. http://www.brbluessociety.com.