THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 2, 3 AND 4

  • BEAUREGARD PARISH FAIR: The agricultural fair opens with a downtown parade and evening pageant, with a carnival running throughout the weekend. Booths offering refreshments, as well as arts and crafts from local vendors are featured. DeRidder. beauregardparishfair.vpweb.com.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 1-5

  • TANGIPAHOA PARISH FAIR: Live entertainment, 4-H activities and displays, carnival rides, games, a gumbo cook-off, music, parade and food. Amite. www.tangipahoaparishfair.org.
  • WEST LOUISIANA FORESTRY FESTIVAL: Rides, shows, Forestry Festival Queen Pageant, 4-H horse show. Leesville.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCT. 3-4

  • ROBELINE HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Fair celebrates the village’s history and cultures of generations past. Music, food, crafts and a parade. Robeline. www.robelineheritage.org.
  • OPELOUSAS SPICE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL: The city of Opelousas hosts the annual festival that features Cajun and Zydeco music, Creole and Cajun food, carnival rides, pageant, parade and more. Opelousas. www.opelousasspiceandmusicfestival.com.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 3-5

  • LECOMPTE PIE FESTIVAL: Pies, food and craft booths, entertainment, pageant, parade and children’s rides and games. Lecompte. www.asliceoflouisiana.net.

OCT. 4-12

  • LIVINGSTON PARISH FAIR: The fair offers a variety of activities, food, carnival rides and fun. Parade kicks off the festivities on Oct. 4. Livingston Fairgrounds. www.livingstonparishfair.org.