November 08, 2012
THROUGH SUNDAY, NOV. 4
- GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR: Open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, BREC’s Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds. Carnival and special events, including the Great American Petting Farm, food booths and live music. (225) 755-FAIR or http://www.gbrsf.com.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 26-27
- OKTOBERFEST: Rivertown, 415 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Beer and wine tastings, food, music and more. http://www.Oktoberfestnoal.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 26-28
- ANDOUILLE FESTIVAL: U.S. 51 at St. John Community Center, LaPlace. Array of savory foods that feature andouille, performing arts, outdoor entertainment, crafts, and activities for the entire family. (985) 652-9569 or http://www.sjbparish.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 27
- LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., State Library of Louisiana, State Capitol, Louisiana State Museum and nearby locations along 4th Street mall, downtown. Daylong events in which authors will hold workshops to discuss their works and careers. Writing workshops for hopeful authors are available as well as food, entertainment and activities for children. Free. http://www.louisianabookfestival.org.
- FALL FESTIVAL: Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rummage sale, with lunch plates sold during sale; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Hallelujah Night, kids 2-10 may dress up, but no gory costumes or masks. (225) 733-4648
- FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Riverdale Christian Academy, 14140 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. Also hosted by Redeemer Baptist Church. Games, candy, inflatables, clowns, hayrides, cake walk, chili cook-off, hot dogs, more. Children welcome to wear costumes, but nothing scary or demonic. Free.
- HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL: downtown Franklin. 12th Annual Adeline Guienze Breast Cancer Memorial Fund 5K run/walk, 8 a.m., open car show, chili cookoff, bands.
- ACADIANA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: 1 p.m.-7 p.m., grounds of the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette. Presentations, seminars, demonstrations, musical performances, Grand Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. $45, general admission. (337) 482-0817 or http://www.hilliardmuseum.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCT. 27 & 28
- MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT “UNDER THE SEA” FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, grounds of Most Blessed Sacrament School, 8033 Barringer Road. Game booths, inflatable attractions, bingo, food court, sweet treats; music, dance entertainment and Zumba workout.
- YELLOW LEAF ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Parker Park, St. Francisville. Celebrating Southern art, music, writing and poetry with authors, artists and craftsmen, Louisiana musicians and more. http://www.yellowleaf.uniquelyfeliciana.com.
- LOUISIANA YAMBILEE FESTIVAL: Yambilee Grounds, U.S. 190, west of Opelousas. Carnival, yam cooking competitions, marketplace, farmers market, parade, live music. (337) 948-8848 or http://www.yambilee.com.
- BOO AT THE ZOO: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road. Children, costumes encouraged, can visit treat stations, take photos and wander through the merry-not-scary hay maze. Regular zoo admission applies. (225) 775-3877 or http://www.brzoo.org.
SUNDAY, OCT. 28
- FEAST ON THE LEVEE: grounds of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 402 S. Kirkland Drive (River Road), Brusly. Cajun food fest, cake baking contest, sweet shop, silent auctions, raffles, kids’ games, fun run/5K race, live music by Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., and Mojeaux, 3:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (225) 749-2189.
- CREOLE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Creole House Museum grounds and pavilion, La. 16, French Settlement. Live music, craft demonstrations and food celebrating French heritage.
- ANGOLA PRISON RODEO: Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola. The public can watch inmate cowboys competing in convict poker, wild cow milking, bull riding, wild horse racing and the guts-n-glory contest. Also, bands, food, inmate-made arts and crafts available for sale. Gates open at 9 a.m.; show starts at 2 p.m. crafts open until 5 p.m. $15. http://www.angolarodeo.com.
MONDAY, OCT. 29
- THE CASTLE CREEP FEST: 5-8 p.m., Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. Face painting, trick or treating, magic shows, storyteller, mad scientist, demon dungeon tours, games and “The Ghost of the Castle” show. Costumes encouraged. Food. $5, children; free, adults.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31
- FALL CARNIVAL: 5-7 p.m., SLU’s North Oak Park, 2699 No. Oak St., Hammond. Held in conjunction with Treat or Treat with the Greeks. Games, candy, spacewalks, face painting, pizza, drinks. Free and geared toward children kindergarten-4th grades. (985) 549-3850.