• ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: Covington. Exhibits, food, a livestock show, rodeo, live entertainment and a carnival.
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: Amite. Live entertainment, 4-H activities and displays, carnival rides, games, a gumbo cook-off; music, parade and food.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Gretna. Seven stages in a 25-block area offering famous musical acts, along with carnival rides and games, arts and crafts, and local cuisine. Festival offers free shuttle, parking and pedestrian ferry to festival grounds area.


  • OPELOUSAS SPICE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: Opelousas. The City of Opelousas hosts the annual festival that features Cajun and zydeco music, Creole and Cajun food, carnival rides, pageant, parade and more.


  • ST. LUKE’S FALL ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: 9 a.m-5 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. It’s the 35th year for the annual festival, which features arts, crafts and food. (225) 926-5343
  • SHADOWS ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. More than 100 vendors from around the state will exhibit and sell original work.
  • DENHAM SPRINGS ANTIQUE VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Antique District, Denham Springs. Arts and crafts, children’s activities, rides, games, military exhibits, community and civic displays and live entertainment. Free.


  • GERMANFEST: 1:30 p.m., St. Leo Church, 7166 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne. The 20th anniversary celebration of the Roberts Cove Germanfest. (337) 334-8354


  • SUGARFEST: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. In celebration of the anniversary of sugar-making in Louisiana. Free. (225) 336-244 or


  • LOUISIANA COTTON FESTIVAL: Ville Platte. A dance with Cajun music, carnival, harvest Mass, a parade and a Le Tournoi competition featuring knights in armor on horseback.


  • LIVINGSTON PARISH FAIR: Livingston Fairgrounds. The fair offers a variety of activities, food, carnival rides and fun. Parade kicks off the festivities on Saturday.

Compiled by Red staff