BR’s Virginia College to host Fall Fest

Virginia College, 9501 Cortana Place, Baton Rouge, will host a free Fall Fest for the community and former, current and prospective students from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Activities will include a holiday craft-making area for children, refreshments and giveaways. Attendees will also be able to tour the campus.

The school is also holding a toy drive to benefit Toys for Tots. Fall Fest attendees are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy.

“This event is part of a nationwide effort taking place on Virginia College’s 27 campus locations across 11 states to support those in need during the holiday season,” a news release said. For more information, call (225) 236-3900.

Oak Street Po-boy Festival slated in N.O.

The eighth annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival in New Orleans will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Oak Street from Carrollton Avenue to Eagle Avenue.

The free event, presented by Abita, features more than 40 local food vendors, all presenting one-of-a-kind po-boys.

To improve traffic flow, the festival has expanded down Leonidas Street from Oak Street to Willow Street, organizers said.

Participating restaurants include Barcelona Tapas; Blue Frog Chocolates; Blue Oak BBQ; Boucherie; Bratz Y’all; Bucktown Burger & Fish Co.; Crabby Jack’s; Crepes a la Cart; Crescent Pie & Sausage Company; Gattuso’s; GW Fins; The Harbor; Jack Dempsey’s; Jacques-Imo’s; Knights of Columbus; Mahony’s Po-boy Shop; Ms. Linda’s Soul Food, New Orleans Hog Dogs/The Chocolate Devil; NOLA Pho Life; Oceana Grill; Original New Orleans Po-Boys; Palace Cafe; Vincent’s Italian Cuisine; NOLA VFW; Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant; Walker’s BBQ; Wayfare; Woody’s Fish Tacos; and WOW Cafe.

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Compiled by Advocate staff