FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 2-4
- PONCHATOULA ANTIQUE TRADE DAYS, ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Ponchatoula. (985) 386-0026 or http://www.ponchatoulachamber.com.
- GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR: Opens 5 p.m. Friday, and 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.
- PECAN FESTIVAL: downtown Colfax. Cooking contest, kids' pie eating contest, performances by the Pecanettes, carnival, antique tractor show, food, parade and more.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
- COMMUNITY DAY-15 MILE YARD SALE: La. 16 east of Amite; La. 445, Husser; Friendship Church Road, La. 10, Wilmer. (985) 748-7813.
- SWEET DOUGH PIE FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 174 Church St., Grand Coteau. Sweet pie dough contest for professional and domestic bakers, food from local restaurants, arts and crafts, music, blacksmith demonstration. Narrated tours of St. Charles Church and the cemetery. http://www.sweetdoughgc.com.
- FALL SWAMP POP MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Hidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 U.S. 190 East, Hammond. (985) 345-9244 or http://www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 3-4
- GIANT OMELETTE CELEBRATION: historic downtown Abbeville on Magdalen Square. Family event highlighted by the cooking of a 5,000-egg omelette. Musical entertainment, children's activities, charity walk, arts and crafts show, antique car show. http://www.giantomelette.org.
- LOUISIANA SWAMP FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Cajun cooking, Cajun and zydeco music, crafts, Louisiana heritage presentations, dance lessons. $16, adults; $11, children ages 2-12; $13, seniors; free, members. (504) 581-4629 or http://www.auduboninstitute.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 3-SUNDAY, DEC. 9
- LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, one mile north of Hammond High School, River Road, Hammond. Meet peasants, nobles, knights, barons and the reigning queen at this festival, which runs for six consecutive weekends. Live jousting tournaments, sword play, royal parades, English village, magicians, rope walkers, fire eaters. (985) 429-9992 or http://www.larf.org.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7-SUNDAY, NOV. 11
- FROG FESTIVAL: Festival Pavilion, Rayne. Frog racing and jumping contests, music, arts and crafts show at the Civic Center, rides and food. http://www.raynefrogfestival.com.