Guests are encouraged to don casual Western wear for the upcoming “Red Rooster Bash: Boots, Bluegrass and Barbecue” event benefiting the LSU Rural Life Museum, 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge.

The annual fundraiser, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the museum, will include a barbecue dinner of ribs, brisket and chicken and many side dishes. There also will be live and silent auctions and music will be provided by the Fugitive Poets.

Tickets are $65 per person, $120 per couple or $600 for reserved tables of 8.

Among the auction items are a cruise, a stay in St. Francisville, a getaway to Windsor Court and Galatoire’s Restaurant in New Orleans, various artwork and 50-yard-line LSU football tickets.

The LSU Rural Life Museum, which includes 32 historic buildings on a 430-acre site donated to LSU by Ione, Steele and Pike Burden, provides insight into the lifestyles and cultures of 18th- and 19th-century Louisiana residents. The museum and 25 acres of Windrush Gardens are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. An admission fee is charged to visit the museum.

For more information about the Red Rooster Bash, check the website, contact Molly Sanchez at or call (225) 765-2437.

The event’s drink menu always includes Red Roosters, so we’ve included the recipe.