Fair & festivals calendar for July 17-23, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided -- Local entertainers James Linden Hogg, left, and his father, Jim Hogg, will perform a Louisiana history concert at the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival on Saturday.


  • NATCHITOCHES-NSU FOLK FESTIVAL: 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Prather Coliseum, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. Music, dancing, craft demonstrations, food, narrative sessions and KidFest. $5, Friday night only; $8, Saturday all day; $5, Saturday after 5 p.m.; children 12 and younger, free. http://louisianafolklife.nsula.edu/


  • LOUISIANA HOT SAUCE EXPO: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette. A celebration of hot sauce and spicy food, the event also offers a juried arts and craft exhibition and sale in the barns at the coliseum, and a Cajun BBQ bash outside. http://www.lahotsaucefest.com/