Photos: Poche’, San Francisco plantations to hold fall festivals

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  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mark Anderson, owner of Poche' Plantation in Convent, talks about plans for a new fall festival.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mark Anderson, owner of Poche' Plantation, talks about plans for a new fall festival, in the wake of Oak Alley's recent decision to end its own such event.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mark Anderson, owner of Poche' Plantation, talks about the dining room furniture and decor at the plantation home in Convent.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The fireplace in the dining room is one of eight in the Poche' Plantation home.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Dressed in antebellum attire, Katy Roussel walks into the hall under the staircase at Poche' Plantation.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Dressed in antebellum attire, Katy Roussel, right, listens as Mark Anderson, left, owner of Poche Plantation, talks about a new festival planned there this fall.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Built in 1867 or 1868, Poche' Plantation in Convent is one of two plantation homes in the area hoping to launch a new festival this fall on Oct. 25-26.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Poche' Plantation, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, hopes to raise funds for charity in a new festival this year.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Built in a Victorian Renaissance Revival style, Poche' Plantation was bought at auction by Mark Anderson in 2004.

  • Photo provided by San Francisco Plantation -- San Francisco Plantation in Garyville in St. John the Baptist Parish has announced a new arts and crafts festival in fall 2014.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Mark Anderson, owner of Poche' Plantation, talks about the broom-fan mechanism in the restaurant that will be opening soon at the plantation.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- The owner of Poche' Plantation will be launching a new festival this fall and next spring at the historic home in Convent.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Front door hardware of Poche Plantation which is making plans to pick up a popular arts and crafts event that Oak Alley recently discontinued. The first one will be in October.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Poche' Plantation was rolled back from the Mississippi River on pine logs when the levee was built in 1929.