PORT BARRE LIONS CLUB CRACKLIN FESTIVAL: The festival features a pageant, a parade, carnival rides, live music, food and drinks. The Cracklin Cook-off offers prizes for both professional chefs and general public competitors. Port Barre Veterans Memorial Park. www.portbarrecracklinfestival.com.
LOUISIANA PECAN FESTIVAL: A parade, live music, contest, fireworks and the Queen’s Ball. Colfax. www.lapecanfestival.com.
ATCHAFALAYA BASIN FESTIVAL: A celebration of Cajun heritage offering live Cajun music, a pageant, cooking contest, a car and truck show, a raffle, bingo, live and silent auctions, parade, great food, arts and crafts, motorcycle poker run and children’s games. Henry Guidry Memorial Park, Henderson. www.atchafalayabasinfestival.org.
THIBODAUXVILLE FALL FESTIVAL: The arts, crafts and music festival is held the second Saturday of November each year in downtown Thibodaux. Visitors will enjoy the typical festival including the Thibodauxville Duck Race in Bayou Lafourche and a car show. Thibodaux. www.thibodauxchamber.com.