Fairs & Festivals for Nov. 7-13, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by Peacock Communications, LLC -- The Fiber Arts Festival runs Friday and Saturday in Plaquemine.


  • FIFTH ANNUAL FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church, 23645 Church St., Plaquemine, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park Main Pavillion. There will be classes, demonstrations, art sales and music by the Iberville Math, Science and Arts Orchestra. Free admission, but class fees apply with registration required. (225) 776-4119
  • TREME CREOLE GUMBO FESTIVAL: Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. There will be live music performances by The Soul Rebels, Hot 8 and more with showcased gumbos from 10 local restaurants. tremegumbofest.com


  • WALKER PINE TREE FESTIVAL: Sydney Hutchinson Park. New location, rides, management and vendors are in store for this year’s festival. Talent show is Sunday, and the festival queen pageant will take place Saturday, Nov. 15, at Walker Freshman High.
  • PONTCHARTRAIN FILM FESTIVAL: 6 p.m., opening reception, Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. $5. pontchartrainfilmfestival.com
  • WESTWEGO CYPRESS SWAMP FESTIVAL: Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market, 484 Sala Ave., Westwego. cityofwestwego.com
  • 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
  • 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


  • THIRD ANNUAL POINTE COUPEE BOOK FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Julien Poydras Museum and Arts Center, 500 W. Main St., New Roads. (225) 718-6706
  • THIBODAUXVILLE FALL FESTIVAL: Downtown Thibodaux. An annual arts, crafts and music festival that includes a duck race in Bayou Lafourche and a car show. Free. thibodauxchamber.com
  • IRISH FEST NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. The Poor Clares will headline the festival that also includes a benefit for the Red Cross, Gaelic football tournament, dance, art, children’s activities and a Celtic canine area. irishfestneworleans.com


  • 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

DESTREHAN PLANTATION FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Destrehan Plantation, 13034 River Road, Destrehan. Food, music, arts and crafts. $7. (877) 453-2095 or destrehanplantation.org

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose