• ST. TAMMANY PARISH FAIR: 1304 N. Columbia St., Covington. Five days of fair events, including live stock and produce judging, pageants, parades, carnival rides, entertainment and a rodeo. (985) 892-8421.
  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: 400 Reid Ave., Amite. This parish fair dates back to 1888 and features five days of carnival rides, contests, food, parades and entertainment in the heart of Amite.
  • GRETNA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Downtown Gretna. Covering 25 blocks, with six stages of national and local entertainers, an international array of food, plus arts and crafts and rides, the Gretna Heritage Festival has grown in its 20 years to a major event on the West Bank. $20 daily, $15 in advance, $50 weekend pass. (504) 361-7748.
  • CATFISH FESTIVAL: Festival Grounds, Washington. 5 p.m.-midnight on Friday, 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10. Kids 12 and under get in for $5.


  • DENHAM ANTIQUE VILLAGE FALL FESTIVAL: Historic District and Antique Village, Denham Springs. More than 150 vendors will line Range Avenue for this fall fun time. The festival also features kids games, art exhibits and music at the Old Train Station.
  • LATIN FEST: Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St., Lafayette. 5 p.m. Enjoy live music, food and more at this annual event in downtown Lafayette.


  • SUGARFEST: West Baton Rouge Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Ave., Port Allen. This year marks 20 sweet years for the museum’s annual celebration of the sugar cane harvest. The event starts at 11 a.m. and includes music from Kenny Neal as well as cooking demonstrations, soap making and wood carving.


  • LIVINGSTON PARISH FAIR: 19125 Florida Blvd., Livingston. The 78th annual event includes a family night, rodeo queen contest, academic fun bowl and dog show.