Fairs and festivals for June 21, 2013

Photo provided by Media Hound PR -- 'BRA'nch,' designed by Tanya Boswell for Stella! and Stanley Restaurants, is one of the art bras to be auctioned during the Bodacious Bras For A Cause initiative benefiting the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans. The auction is part of Festigals at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans this weekend. Show caption
Photo provided by Media Hound PR -- 'BRA'nch,' designed by Tanya Boswell for Stella! and Stanley Restaurants, is one of the art bras to be auctioned during the Bodacious Bras For A Cause initiative benefiting the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans. The auction is part of Festigals at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans this weekend.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 21-23

  • FESTIGALS: Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., New Orleans. Third annual festival created by women for women continues its four-day run of inspirational seminars, enrichment workshops, a culinary presentation, a creative charity auction benefiting the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans where “bras” take center stage and much more. (855) 425-9563 or http://www.festigals.org.
  • LOUISIANA CATFISH FESTIVAL: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, grounds of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church, Des Allemands. Pay-one-price rides, live bands, magic shows, balloon animals, children’s games, food, a country store, a plant booth, craft booths, appearance by personalities from History’s Swamp People on Saturday from noon until. Also on Saturday, a catfish-eating contest, and on Saturday and Sunday, a catfish skinning exhibition. (985) 758-7542 or http://louisianacatfishfestival.com/.
  • COMMUNITY FAIR/GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: Patterson Junior High School grounds, Patterson. (985) 395-5205.
  • LOUISIANA PEACH FESTIVAL: downtown Ruston. Music, arts and crafts, kids’ events, food, 5K and tennis tournament, rodeo, parade and more. (800) 392-9032.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

  • ERATH BBQ COOK-OFF: City Park Drive, Erath. Catholic Mass, 8:30 a.m.; BBQ cook-off begins after Mass. Also, food, arts and crafts show, homemade pie baking and dessert contest, watermelon eating, cracker eating and potato relay contests for all ages; ice cream sandwich eating contest, ages 18 and over, noon. (337) 937-5393