OCT. 23-26

OCT. 23-NOV. 2

  • GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR: Fair offers a 40-ride carnival, children’s activities, agricultural exhibits and nightly live entertainment. Baton Rouge State Fairgrounds. www.gbrsf.com.


  • PINE TREE FESTIVAL: Walker High School, Walker. Pine trees are part of the natural beauty of the Florida Parishes, and Walker High School is the place to celebrate the lanky evergreen. The festival will feature crafts, food, carnival rides and midway games.

OCT. 23-NOV. 9

  • STATE FAIR OF LOUISIANA: The official state fair for Louisiana is host to the largest livestock show and carnival in the state. Activities include a livestock sale, competitive and educational exhibits, agricultural displays, a championship rodeo, carnival rides and games, a zoo, numerous attractions and musical entertainment, exhibits and concessions, a cheerleading competition and more. Shreveport. www.statefairoflouisiana.com.

OCT. 25

  • ROUGAROU FEST: The Rougarou Fest is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the rich heritage of Cajun folklore that exists along the bayous of southeast Louisiana. It includes the Krewe Ga Rou Halloween Parade, the Rougarou Run, a costume contest, live music, art vendors, food, drinks and kid’s activities. Houma. www.rougaroufest.org.