FRIDAY

  • VOODOOFEST: 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Voodoo Authentica of New Orleans Cultural Center and Collection, 612 Dumaine St., New Orleans. Celebrates region’s contributions. Free. (504) 522-2111 or voodoofest.com

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR: BREC Airline Highway Park/Fairgrounds, 16072 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge. Fair offers a 40-ride carnival, children’s activities, agricultural exhibits and nightly live entertainment. gbrsf.com
  • PONCHATOULA ANTIQUE TRADE DAYS & ARTS-CRAFT FAIR: downtown Ponchatoula. The city earned the title of “America’s Antique City” for its many antique, collectible shops, art galleries and specialty shops housed in old historic buildings. (985) 386-2536 or ponchatoulachamber.com/events

VOODOO MUSIC + ART EXPERIENCE: NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK, 1 PALM DRIVE, NEW ORLEANS. THREE DAYS OF PERFORMANCES FROM THE FOO FIGHTERS, OUTKAST, LAURYN HILL, RISE AGAINST, FUEL AND MANY MORE. TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORWORSHIPTHEMUSIC.COM

LOUISIANA SWINE FESTIVAL: BASILE TOWN PARK, U.S. 190 WEST, BASILE. THIS FESTIVAL OFFERS A FULL MIDWAY WITH RIDES FOR ALL AGES, A PARADE, A PAGEANT, AND LOUISIANA MUSIC. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A HOG-CALLING CONTEST AND A GREASED PIG CHASE AND PORK COOKED MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. (TEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORSWATCH/NONESTROKESTYLE/$ID/SOLIDTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLORTEXT COLOR337) 432-6693, (337) 230-1479 OR LASWINEFESTIVAL@YAHOO.COM

SABINE FREE STATE FESTIVAL: FLORIEN. ACTIVITIES IN THE DOWNTOWN SQUARE INCLUDE A WESTERN SHOOTOUT, GAMES, A BARBECUE COOK-OFF, A WOODSMEN CONTEST, AN ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, A TRAIL RIDE, A 5K RUN AND FREE STATE CROSS-COUNTRY MEET, PIONEER DEMONSTRATIONS AND MANY CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, A MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN, LIVE MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS, FOOD BOOTHS, FIREWORKS, A TREASURE HUNT, A PARADE AND A BEAUTY PAGEANT. TOLEDO-BEND.COM

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 9

  • STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA: Shreveport. The official state fair for Louisiana is host to the largest livestock show and carnival in the state. Activities include a livestock sale, competitive and educational exhibits, agricultural displays, a championship rodeo, carnival rides and games, a zoo, numerous attractions and musical entertainment, exhibits and concessions, a cheerleading competition and more. statefairoflouisiana.com

SATURDAY

  • LOUISIANA BOOK FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol and the Capitol Park Museum, downtown Baton Rouge. A day literary events including readings, performances and vendors. louisianabookfestival.org
  • CARNAVAL INTERNACIONAL: 2 p.m.-7 p.m., BRIS Soccer Field, Baton Rouge. There will be a cook-off, one-mile fun run, games, inflatables, and culturally-inspired dance demonstrations. brintl.com
  • SOUTHDOWN MARKETPLACE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: grounds of Southdown Plantation, HoumaText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color. The one-day arts & crafts festival features more than 300 local and national vendors with unique hand-made products including jewelry, clothing, woodcrafts, original art, garden items, seasonal products and more. Also, Cajun favorites like jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, and corn soup. Tours of Southdown Plantation & Museum will also be available. Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Colorsouthdownmuseum.org/Marketplace

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

  • LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 46468 River Road, Hammond. Go back in time and see kings, queens and knights in shining armor. Food, drink, and merry-making. Seven stages, 100 merchants, and a cast and crew of more than 300 performing Renaissance activities. la-renfest.com

ABBEVILLE’S GIANT OMELETTE CELEBRATION: MAGDALEN SQUARE, DOWNTOWN ABBEVILLE. ON SUNDAY, GRAB A SEAT EARLY FOR THE PROCESSION OF CHEFS, EGGS AND BREAD TO THE GIANT 12-FOOT SKILLET WHERE FUN AND FOLLY ARE THE ORDER OF THE DAY FOR THOSE PREPARING THE “5000 EGG” GIANT OMELETTE. THIS EVENT ALSO INCLUDES A TWO-DAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW AND FREE MUSIC. GIANTOMELETTE.ORG

SUNDAY

  • THE GREAT LOUISIANA HARMONICA FESTIVAL: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., downtown Homer. Pays tribute to musicians specializing in harmonica. Bobby Rush will perform. mainstreethomer.com

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 9

  • PORT BARRE LIONS CLUB CRACKLIN FESTIVAL: Veterans Memorial Park, Port Barre. The festival features a pageant, a parade, carnival rides, live music, food and drink. The Cracklin Cook-off offers prizes for both professional chefs and general public competitors. portbarrecracklinfestival.com

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose