THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

  • LOUISIANA SUGARCANE FESTIVAL & FAIR: various venues throughout New Iberia. The festival features carnival rides, fais-dodo, sugar cookery contest, art show, boat parade, Mass and blessing of the crop, live music, tastings, photography show, fireworks, children’s parade and more. Live entertainment provided by several bands. http://www.hisugar.org
  • JIM BOWIE FESTIVAL: Vidalia. This event commemorates the 1827 duel between Dr. Thomas Maddox and Samuel Levi Well III. The duel gave birth to the legend of Jim Bowie. In addi-tion to a re-enactment of the in-famous “Sandbar Duel” by members of Natchez Little Theatre, there will be a barbecue competition, homemade pie bake-off, pageant, artists and the Vidalia Women’s Club street dance. Live music line-up include Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun, Kevin Curtis Live, The Texaco Country Showdown, local gospel groups and more. $10, adults; $3, children 12 and under. http://www.vidaliala.com/bowie.htm.
  • LOUISIANA CHICKEN FESTIVAL: Main Street, downtown Dubach. Bingo and live entertainment on Friday night. On Saturday it’s arts and crafts, quilt show, the strut, cackle, and crow contests; drumstick-eating contest, chicken coop races, children’s rodeo, trail ride, karaoke contest and food. Parade begins at 2:30 p.m. http://www.drabo.org.
  • RURAL LIFE HARVEST DAYS: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days, LSU Rural Life Museum, I-10 at Essen Lane. Living history demonstrations by artisans will take visitors back to 19th century life on Louisiana farms and plantations. Watch spinning, weaving, open hearth cooking, candle making, plowing and corn grinding. Also, children’s games, and hands-on activities. Lunches will be sold. Admission charged. (225) 765-2437.
  • CARNAVAL INTERNACIONAL: noon-9 p.m., Baton Rouge International School, 5015 Auto Plex Drive. Food, games, art installations inspired from around the world, entertainment for kids and adults. (225) 293-4338 or http://bit.ly/BRISCarnavalFacebook
  • TASTE FAIR, CRAFT EXTRAVA-GANZA: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denham Springs. Presented by Family Resource Clinic. Free. (225) 686-1123.
  • HUNTING AND FISHING DAY: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Waddill Outdoor Educa-tion Center, 4142 Flannery Road. Activities include kids’ fishing, fly casting, fly tying, shooting, canoeing, archery, bird watching, game tagging, game cooking and conservation organizations. Enjoy Louisiana game and seafood dishes, too. Free admission. Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
  • FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Independence. Louisiana Wild Game Cook-Off, silent auction, arts and crafts booths, silent auction, food and drink booths, inflatable amusements and bayou games for kids. Music by Razn Kane Band, Eli Seals Band, TK ad All the Right Pieces Band and Lindsey Cardinale. Sponsored by the Lallie Kemp Foundation.
  • LATIN FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Catholic Deaf Center, 2585 Brightside Drive. Latin food, music and dance, raffles, children’s activities and more. Benefits the Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Admission $5; $1 for children younger than age 10. (225) 927-8700 or http://www.festivallatinobr.com
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