FRIDAY

  • GARDEN TOUR FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., Rosedown Plantation, La. 10, St. Francisville. Provides garden enthusiasts with a detailed look at selected portions of the 19th-century garden. (225) 635-3110 or www.lastateparks.com
  • BARREL RACE: 3 p.m.-10 p.m., SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (La. 3212), New Iberia. Part of the regional barrel race series. (337) 365-7539 or www.sugarena.com
  • HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION: 4 p.m.-5 p.m., Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadiana Cultural Center, 250 W. Park Ave., Eunice. Free.
  • MUSIC & MARKET: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., La Vieux Village/Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas. Featuring music by Lil Kenny and the Heartbreakers. (337) 948-6263 or cityofopelousas.com
  • ADULT TEAM SPELLING BEE: 6 p.m., Reimers Memorial Building, 305 E. Charles St., Hammond.
  • “CAJUN FACE”: 6:30 p.m., Liberty Theater, 200 Park Ave., Eunice. Lian Cheramie and Sarah Mikayla Brown present reflections as young Cajuns living in Acadiana. $5. (337) 457-7389 or www.eunice-la.com
  • CHAMBER IN THE BAROQUE: 7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 11621 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. The St. Francisville Symphony Association opens the 2014-15 Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Series. $25. Tickets can be purchased at the Bank of St. Francisville, by calling (225) 383-0500 or at the door.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

  • TOUR DU TECHE V: All day, Bayou Teche, Port Barre to Patterson. 135-mile canoe, kayak and pirogue race with festivals at each stop. For the first time, the Black Bear leg of the race begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Iberia’s City Park and ends in Franklin. For info on parts of the race, call (337)394-6232 or visit www.tourduteche.com
  • “THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Cite des Arts, 109 Vine St., Lafayette. A one-act play that follows two theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot. $15. www.citedesarts.org

SATURDAY

  • ANNUAL TRAILRIDE: All day, New Roads Muti-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads. Featuring live music and food. (225) 718-2438
  • HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, #2 W. Thomas St., Hammond. Fresh produce, arts and crafts. (985) 277-5681 or smith_tl@hammond.org
  • JEANERETTE FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Jeanerette City Park. Tarleton Street, Jeanerette. Locally-grown foods and handmade items. (337) 276-4293 or jeanerettechamber.org
  • LAFOURCHE CENTRAL MARKET: 8 a.m.-noon, Lafourche Central Market Pavilion, 4484 La. 1, Raceland. Local farmers, fishermen, artisans and more. Free. (985) 438-1231
  • SEAFOOD AND FARMER’S MARKET: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre. (800) 884-6120 ext. 7 or www.delcambremarket.org

SWAMP LIFE EXPO: 10 A.M.-3 P.M., IBERVILLE PARISH VISITORS’ CENTER, 17525 LA. 77, GROSSE TETE. THE EXPO WILL INCLUDE DEMONSTRATIONS OF CRAWFISH TRAP MAKING, ARROWHEADS, CYPRESS PADDLE MAKING, FOOD, ARTS AND CRAFTS. (225) 687-2642

RENDEZ-VOUS DES CAJUNS: 6 P.M.-7:30 P.M., LIBERTY THEATER, EUNICE. BRANDON LEDET & CREOLE TOUCH, LOLO BAUDOIN & THE LAKEVIEW PLAYBOYS WILL PERFORM. (337) 457-7389 OR WWW.EUNICE-LA.COM

HUNGARIAN HARVEST DANCE: 6 P.M.-10 P.M., AMERICAN LEGION HALL, LA. 43, SPRINGFIELD. MUSIC, FOOD AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. ADULTS, $10-$15; CHILDREN, $1-$7; YOUNGER THAN 5, FREE. WWW.MAGYARS.ORG

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • SUGASHEAUX: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SugArena, Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (La. 3212), New Iberia. Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. (337) 365-7539 or www.sugarena.com

SATURDAY AND TUESDAY

  • TECHE AREA FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 369-2330

TUESDAY

  • THE SETTLEMENT AT GALVEZTOWN: 7 p.m., Ascension Parish Library Galvez Branch, 40300 La. 42., Prairieville. Matthew McGraw, a graduate research assistant from the LSU Rural Life Museum will give presentation. (225) 622-3339

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

  • RUMORS: 7:30 p.m., Vonnie Borden Theatre, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. An SLU Theatre Department production. $10, general public; $5, SLU faculty, staff, seniors and non-SLU students; free. SLU students with ID. (985) 549-2115

WEDNESDAY

  • THEN AND NOW LECTURE: 1 p.m., Pottle Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Craig Saucier will speak.
  • GLC FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m.-6 p.m., GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville. Locally grown produce and homemade products. (337) 577-9160

CAJUN MUSIC JAM SESSION: 6 P.M., FOUNDRY ON THE BAYOU, 715 W. 1ST ST., THIBODAUX. SPONSORED BY THE CAJUN MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY, THE SHOW FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY A MIX OF PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR MUSICIANS. WELOVECAJUNMUSIC.ORG

THURSDAY

  • LECTURE: Noon, Contemporary Art Gallery, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond. Printmaker David Dubose will speak. Dubose will host printmaking workshops Wednessday-Oct. 10. (985) 549-5080 or dale.newkirk@southeastern.edu

THE SIEGE OF MOBILE: 6:30 P.M., ASCENSION PARISH LIBRARY DUTCHTOWN BRANCH, 13278 LA. 73, GEISMAR. AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN STEPHEN ESTOPINAL WILL SPEAK. (225) 673-8699

CONCERT: 7:30 P.M., COLUMBIA THEATRE, 220 E. THOMAS ST., HAMMOND. GAELIC SINGER JULIE FOWLIS WILL PERFORM. $20-$34. (985) 543-4371 OR WWW.COLUMBIATHEATRE.ORG

ONGOING

  • LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM-PATTERSON: 118 Cotten Road, Patterson. Exhibit of a variety of crafts by 16 members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild.

Shadows-on-the-Teche: 317 W. Main St., New Iberia. “Photography & Beyond,” exhibit of Roxy Blanton and Margaret Melancon’s work. “Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour,” tours focusing on the historic sugar industry during the week of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. ShadowsontheTeche.org

  • BACKWOODS GALLERY: 11931 Ferdinand St., St. Francisville. Feliciana Branch of the Louisiana Art and Artists’ Guild exhibit will run until Dec. 31 and features a wide variety of subject matter, style and sizes. (225) 683-8673
  • JULIEN POYDRAS MUSEUM AND ARTS CENTER: 500 W. Main St., New Roads, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “Sister Ann Constance: Art & Community Art Exhibition” will run until Jan. 15.

Compiled by Leslie D. Rose