- NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL: Various times and locations throughout the metro area; through Oct. 22; festival headquarters Contemporary Arts Center Atrium, 900 Camp St., New Orleans. Panels, parties and picture shows celebrate filmmaking in and for New Orleans. Packages start at $55 and up. neworleansfilmfestival.org.
- WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS MERMAIDS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., also Friday through Sunday, Oct. 22-25; Audubon Aquarium of the Americans, 1 Canal St., New Orleans. Famed mermaids from Florida will visit the aquarium in the Gulf of Mexico Exhibit or the Great Maya Reef Tunnel at times throughout the day. Plus, make an appointment to become a “mermaid” for a day, starting at $45. Viewing free with admission. auduboninstitute.org/aquarium.
- IGNITION FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., also Friday through Sunday, 3501 Jourdan Road, New Orleans. Inaugural Chewburnitall event featuring large-scale bonfires, camping, art installations, music and performances. $50 single day, $150 three days. ignitionfestival.com.
- NOTARIAL ARCHIVES TOURS: 10 a.m., also Oct. 29, Notarial Archives Division, Suite 360, 1340 Poydras St., New Orleans. Clerk of Civil District Court Dale Atkins offers free public tours during American Archives Month. Registration required. email@example.com.
- BIG BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., also Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Friends of the Jefferson Parish Public Library semiannual sale with used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, video and audio tapes and records. (504) 455-2665. friendsofjeffersonlibrary.org.
- WILD THINGS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges, 61389 La. 434, Lacombe. Speakers, animals, crafts, entertainment, guided tours, boat rides, hayrides and art show to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. (985) 882-2000. fws.gov/southeastlouisiana.
- CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: 10:30 a.m., Lakewood Golf Course, 4801 Gen. De Gaulle Drive, New Orleans. Benefits Louisiana SPCA, Options and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. lafcaa.com.
- YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA.
- BOO AT THE ZOO: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., also Saturday, Oct. 23-24; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. Trick-or-treat fun for youngsters up to age 12 set under the oaks. Also, train rides, not-so-scary haunted house, games and entertainment. $17, kids under 1 year are free. auduboninstitute.org/boo-at-the-zoo.
- ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Cowboy Mouth performs in the five-Thursday series of concerts. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
- “CLASSIC EATERIES OF CAJUN COUNTRY”: 5 p.m., Artists’ Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St., Slidell. Author Dixie Poche signs her book about regional eateries with recipes. (985) 326-8286.
“EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE — A SEMI-COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FASCINATING INDIVIDUALS”: 5:30 P.M., OCTAVIA BOOKS, 513 OCTAVIA ST. NEW ORLEANS. MICHAEL HEARST OFFERS MUSIC AND A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION. (504) 899*7323. OCTAVIABOOKS.COM.
- “THE TROUBLE IN ME”: 6:30 p.m., St. Tammany Parish Library Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Jack Gantos visits library to discuss and sign his book, including other works in the “Joey Pigza” series. (985) 646-6470. sttammanylibrary.org.
- “ARTIST SPACES, NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Photographer Tina Freeman presents her book about the creative spaces of more than a dozen artists. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspublicplibrary.com.
- HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on making half of grains whole grains, and a demonstration of quinoa and vegetable stir fry. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- 50TH COCHON DE LAIT: Through Sunday, St. Edward the Confessor Church and School, 4921 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie. “The Pig 5-0” features music, rides, raffles and delectable pork dishes. steddy.org.
“OSWALD’S SUMMER OF SECRETS — NEW ORLEANS AND THE JFK ASSASSINATION”: 10 A.M., ALSO SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL AIRPORT, 2829 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. THREE-DAY CONFERENCE EXAMINING LEE HARVEY OSWALD’S ACTIVITIES IN NEW ORLEANS IN THE SUMMER OF 1963. OSWALDCONFERENCE.COM.
- GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL AND JEWELRY SHOW: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., also Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Best Western Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave., Metairie. Vendors, demonstrations, children’s activities. $6, $3 students, military, members. (504) 214-3205. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OKTOBERFEST: 4 p.m., also Saturday, Deutsches Haus, Rivertown, 415 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Festival of German food, culture and entertainment through Oct. 24. Various events are slated throughout the celebration. oktoberfestnola.com.
- FRIDAY NIGHT AT NOMA: 5 p.m., New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. Art on the Spot., Movies (“Beetlejuice”) in the Garden at 7:30 p.m., food trucks, Ian McFeron music. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- FESTIVAL OF THE LAKE: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., also Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Church, 316 Lafitte St., Mandeville. Food, games, bingo, music and a craft market. ollparish.info.news/calendar.
- CRESCENT CITY BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., also Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lafayette Square Park, 540 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. The 10th annual salute to good music and good food features a host of entertainment luminaries, plus an arts market. (504) 558-6100. jazzandheritage.org/blues-fest.
- “BIG CHARITY — THE DEATH OF AMERICA’S OLDEST HOSPITAL”: 6: p.m. and 8 p.m., Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans. Documentary film about the flooding and closing of the famed healthcare center. $15 and up. (504) 528-9569. joytheater.com.
- MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT: 6:30 p.m., Botanical Garden, City Park, New Orleans. Three-course al fresco dinner by Susan Spicer with music, auction. $300. neworleanscitypark.com.
- GREAT FUTURES GALA: 7 p.m., Mardi Gras World, 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans. Benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs, with Evander Holyfield and Ruben Studdard as guest, club alumni. $250. bggsela.org/gala.
- CADA CARNIVALE: 7 p.m., City Park Carousel Gardens, Victory Avenue, New Orleans. Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse night of unlimited rides, face painting, cotton candy. $10 adults, $8 children.
- FERRY SECOND LINE SAIL-EBRATION: 9 p.m., Crown and Anchor English Pub, 200 Pelican Ave., New Orleans. Celebrate extended hours of Canal Street/Algiers Point ferry. Stop at Dry Dock Cafe, then board ferry, with band, Pussy Footers, complimentary beverages. friendsoftheferry.org.
- FRERET 5K: 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. race, Bloomin’ Deals, 4645 Freret St., New Orleans. Famly-friendly community event Junior League event with post race festivities including food, music and children’s activities. Diaper donation (at least 20) requested or $10 for spectator wristband for post race party. $35 for run/walk. jlno.org/freret5k.
- I PINK I CAN I PINK I CAN: 8 a.m., Cancer Center at West Jefferson Medical Center, 4513 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. Breast cancer benefit run/walk with family festival following. Funds benefit Cancer Center. (504) 349-6908. wmjc.org
- PILATES IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: 8 a.m.; also 6 p.m. Monday. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. In conjunction with East Jefferson Wellness Center. $5. (504) 658-4106. noma.org.
- IRISH FEST NEW ORLEANS: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Kingsley House, 1600 Constance St., New Orleans. Culture, traditions, food and music of the Emerald Isle comes alive at this festival, with the Irish Channel Fels (dance event) and more. $12 advance, $15 gate. irishfestneworleans.com.
- SAVE A HEART TAG SALE: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., also Sunday, Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans. Sale features home decor, antiques, furniture, accessories, electronics, books, pet items and more. Adoptions of pets also. Bake sale Saturday. (504) 368-5191. la-spca.org.
- HERB SALE: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2202 Gen. Pershing St., New Orleans. Herb Society of American sells herbs, annuals and perennials. hersocietynola.org.
- WING WATCHERS CLUB: 9 a.m., Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave., New Orleans. Games, hikes and birdwatching for kids in grades 5-8. (504) 589-3882 x 225. nps.gov/jela.
BOO CARRE HALLOWEEN AND HARVEST FEST: 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M., FRENCH MARKET PLACE, BETWEEN DECATUR AND N. PETERS STREETS, NEW ORLEANS. TRICK-OR-TREATING STATIONS, CRAFTS, PETTING ZOO, MINIATURE GOLF AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE PART OF THE FUN AT THIS FRENCH QUARTER EVENT. (504) 522-2621. FRENCHMARKET.ORG/EVENT/BOO-CARRE-HALLOWEEN-HARVEST-FESTIVAL-2/
- VICTORY CORPS SATURDAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. War history through a hands-on program. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museum.org.
- LIVING HISTORY DAY: 10 a.m., Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. 1815-style militia camp, cooking, activities, with musket and artillery drills. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.
- ANBA DLO HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Symposium, parade and costume ball. anbadlofestival.org
- NOLA EAST FRIENDS FEST: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Joe W. Brown Park, 5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans. Friends of Joe W. Brown Park host celebration of culture, taste and sound. (504) 427-2596. friendsofjoewbrownpark.org.
- ALGIERS POINT HOME TOUR: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., also Sunday, tickets at Vine and Dine, 141 Delaronde St., New Orleans. Tour six homes, an apartment and a viewing deck. $15. algierspoint.org/home-tour.html.
- FAITH MUSIC FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Music, children’s activities and vendors with food, items and information. slidellfaithmusicfest.com.
- “ON THE HEELS OF HOPE” CANCER SURVIVOR RECOGNITION: 11:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hosts fashion show, lunch and entertainment to benefit American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen. $60. (504) 390-3214.
- VIVA ITALIA: 2:30 p.m., Slidell Municipal Auditorium, 2056 2nd St., Slidell. LPO presents a musical voyage to Italy. $20 and up. (504) 523-6530. lpomusic.com.
- BAYOU JAM: 5:30 p.m., Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. Band of Brothers performs for this fall concert series. (985) 646-4375. myslidell.com.
- ROCKIN’ WITH THE NOLA STARS VI: 6 p.m., New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans. Benefit for Bridge House “Dancing with the Stars” competition. Winner based on total contributions, judges award additional prizes. $40. (504) 821-1734. bridgehouse.org.
- YOGA IN THE GARDEN: 9 a.m., Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. $5 suggested donation. (504) 293-4721. longuevue.com.
- PET FEST: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Jefferson SPCA event with food, music, raffles, games and pet adoptions. jeffersonspca.org.
- “PURSES AND PEARLS” FASHION SHOW: 11:30 a.m., Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. Mystic Krewe of Nyx sponsors an apparel show and luncheon to benefit the American Cancer Society of Greater New Orleans. $75, $100 reserved seating. (504) 606-9669. email@example.com.
- THE GARDEN PARTY AT SUMMERGROVE FARM: 1 p.m., 18379 Hwy. 40, Covington. Benefit for New Heights Therapy Center. Food, drinks, music and art auction. (985) 796-4600. newheightstherapy.org.
- USA DANCE: 1:30 p.m., Jefferson Orleans North, 2600 Edenborn Ave., Metairie. USA Dance Chapter 50321 hosts, with East Coast Swing lesson. $12, $10 members, $5 students. (504) 607-1041 or (504) 258-2220.
- “WELCOME TO THE GARDEN CLUB,” “THE LAST LIGHT” AND “THE NAVEL OF THE MOON”: 2:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St., New Orleans. Local authors Jenny Tilbury, Elizabeth Sanders and Mary Helen Lagasse present their new novels at Faulkner Society/Louisiana State Museum event. (504) 586-1609. wordsandmusic.org.
- ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS —LIVE ON STAGE: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans. The animated rascals come to life in this presentation with loads of hits by contemporary artists. $25 (504) 525-1052. saengernola.com.
- “CITY ON FIRE”: 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Garth Risk Hallberg signs and discusses his book about 1970s New York and what it means to be human. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com
- BURGERS, BOURBON & BEER: 4:30 p.m., Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans. Benefit competition for Second Harvest Food Bank, featuring sliders from local restaurants with specialty cocktails and beer. $45 in advance and up. no-hunger.org.
- POLYMNIA QUARTET: 5 p.m., Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., New Orleans. New quartet featuring local musicians playing Haydn and Glass. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.
- NOCCA COOKING CLASS: 6 p.m., Press Street Station, 5 Press St., New Orleans. Study culinary arts for an evening with “Terrific Tailgating.” Proceeds benefit NOCCA. Enrollment limited to 10. $100. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “THE LAST LIGHT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Elizabeth Sanders reads and signs her novel about bonfires and the families that build them. (504) 899-7323.
- TAI CHI CLASS: 6 p.m., NOMA Sculpture Garden, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans. East Jefferson Wellness Center classes outside or in the museum. $5. (504) 456-5000. noma.org.
- CHORAL AUDITIONS FOR CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS: 7 p.m., music room, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. Local chapter of Sweet Adelines International women’s chorus. (601) 550-0983. crescentcitysound.com.
- CONCERT PIANO SERIES: 8 p.m., Dixon Hall, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Mikhail Yanovitsky will perform. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
- “FALL INTO FASHION”: 7 p.m., 217 Audubon Blvd., New Orleans. Fundraiser by LPO Volunteer’s Encore Shop with accessories boutique, music, food. $50 and up. Patron party 6 p.m. (504) 861-9028. symphonyvolunteers.org.
- “RUN, BABY, RUN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Michael Allen Zell discusses his book about a New Orleans crime and the criminologist who investigates. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
- WHITE GLOVE WEDNESDAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Visitors can pick up and try on original and reproduction uniforms and more. Free with museum admission. (504) 528-1944, ext. 288. nationalww2museum.org.
- MUSIC AT MIDDAY: Noon, Rogers Memorial Chapel, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Alfred Lemmon on organ. (504) 862-3214. tulane.edu.
- JAZZ PILATES: Noon to 1 p.m., New Orleans National Historical Park Visitor Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Stephanie Jordan leads a free class; participants bring their own mats. (504) 589-4841. nps.gov/jazz.
- “FOOD — SENSE OR SCIENCE?”: 6 p.m., Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1830 Martin Luther King Blvd., New Orleans. Dr. Eric Griggs speaks as part of SoFAB Institute’s Contemporary Issues in Food and Drink Lecture Series. southernfood.org.
- “SILENCE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. John Biguenet discusses his book of short meditations about the subject, with Christopher Schaberg. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
- “MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY — TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Rick Bragg reads and signs his collection of essays on life in the South. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
- “CRESCENT CITY GIRLS — THE LIVES OF YOUNG BLACK WOMEN IN SEGREGATED NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. LaKisha Simmons presents her book about social history and cultural studies. (504) 596-3100. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
- JAZZ AT THE SANDBAR: 7 p.m., UNO Sandbar in the Cove, Founders Road, UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans. $5, free for students/faculty/staff. (504) 280-6039. nojc.org/sandbar.
- NUTRIO: 8 p.m., Marigny Opera House, 725 Ferdinand St., New Orleans. Part of Fall Jazz Concert series. $20, $10 students/seniors. (504) 948-9998. marignyoperahouse.org.
THURSDAY, OCT. 22
- NOTARIAL RECORDS USE SEMINAR: 9 a.m., Notarial Archives Division, Suite 360, 1340 Poydras St., New Orleans. Seminar focuses on how to use records, with Preservation Hall as the case study. Limited to 25 persons, registration required. email@example.com.
- YAPPY HOUR: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rare Form, 437 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans. Courtyard happy hour for people and pets, with discounts and proceeds for Louisiana SPCA. rareformnola.com.
- JAZZ IN THE PARK: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans. Los Hombres Calientes with Marion Jordan Band. facebook.com/armstrongpark.
- ROCKIN’ THE RAILS: 5 p.m., Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire St., Covington. Kermit Ruffins performs in the five-Thursday series of concerts. (985) 892-1873. covla.com.
- WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT TOURS — AROUND THE WORLD: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans. After-hours zoo tours with wine, cheese, zoo experts and animals. $35, $25 members. auduboninstitute.org.
- BLOWDRY 101 — A BEAUTY TRENDS EVENT: 5:30 p.m., Glenn Michaels Salon, 1623 Metairie Road, Metairie. Fashion Group NOLA event with lesson, food, drink and door prizes. $15, $10 members. RSVP. neworleansprovisional.fgi.org.
- THURSDAYS AT TWILIGHT CONCERT: 6 p.m., Pavilion of the Two Sisters, Botanical Gardens, City Park, New Orleans. Tim Laughlin. $10. (504) 483-9488. neworleanscitypark.com.
- HEALTHY EATING SEMINAR: 7 p.m., West Bank Regional Library, 2571 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey. LSU AgCenter sponsors session on physical activity, with a fun fruit salad. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.
- YOU NIGHT RUNWAY SHOW: 7 p.m., Castine Center, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville. “Fight Club”-themed runway event and celebration as culmination of empowerment program for breast cancer survivors. $125 and up. (887) 591-5936 x 3. younightevents.com.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION: 7:30 P.M., ORPHEUM THEATER, 129 ROOSEVELT WAY, NEW ORLEANS. LPO MUSICALLY MEANDERS TO FRANCE, WITH PIANIST BENEDETTO LUPO AND GUEST CONDUCTOR JEAN-MARIE ZEITOUNI. $20 AND UP. (504) 523-6530. LPOMUSIC.COM.
- HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 8301 Olive St., New Orleans. For $25, customers can purchase a share of local produce. Walk-ins welcome. (504) 483-7037. hollygrovemarket.com.
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET MID-CITY: 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M., MID-CITY FARMERS MARKET, 3700 ORLEANS AVE., NEW ORLEANS. CRESCENTCITYFARMERSMARKET.ORG.
MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK: 3 P.M. TO 7 P.M., 901 N. RAMPART ST., NEW ORLEANS. FOOD, MUSIC AND ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET. (504) 684-5410. ICDNOLA.ORG.
- CAMELLIA CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 a.m. to noon, Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 1808 Front St., Slidell. (985) 640-7112. camelliacitymarket.org.
CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, 700 MAGAZINE ST., NEW ORLEANS. CRESCENTCITYFARMERSMARKET.ORG.
COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, COVINGTON POLICE STATION, 609 N. COLUMBIA ST., COVINGTON. (985) 892-1873. COVINGTONFARMERSMARKET.ORG.
GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, ORMOND PLANTATION, 13786 RIVER ROAD, DESTREHAN. (985) 764-9762. GERMANCOASTFARMERSMARKET.ORG.
KENNER RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET: 8 A.M. TO NOON, HERITAGE PARK, 303 WILLIAMS BLVD., KENNER. (504) 468-7211.
GRETNA FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M., 300 HUEY P. LONG AVE., GRETNA. GRETNAFARMERSMARKET.COM.
MANDEVILLE TRAILHEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M., 675 LAFITTE ST., MANDEVILLE. (985) 624-3147. MANDEVILLETRAILHEADMARKET.COM.
OLD ALGIERS HARVEST FRESH MARKET: 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M., 922 TECHE ST., ALGIERS.
GROW DAT FARM STAND: 9 A.M., 150 ZACHARY TAYLOR DRIVE, CITY PARK, NEW ORLEANS. PRODUCE GROWN IN CITY PARK, SOLD BY YOUTH. (504) 598-2743. GROWDATYOUTHFARM.ORG.
ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., 409 AYCOCK ST., ARABI. VISITSTBERNARD.COM.
ARTS MARKET OF NEW ORLEANS: 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M., PALMER PARK (SOUTH CARROLLTON AT SOUTH CLAIBORNE AVENUES). THE MARKET FEATURES ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS PLUS FOOD, MUSIC AND A KIDS’ TENT. (504) 523-1465. ARTSNEWORLEANS.ORG.
SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., FRENCH MARKET, 1235 N. PETERS ST., NEW ORLEANS. WEEKLY MARKET FEATURING PRODUCE, SEAFOOD, PRESERVES, BREADS AND BAKED GOODS. (504) 522-2621. FRENCHMARKET.ORG.
PIETY STREET MARKET: 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M., 612 PIETY ST., NEW ORLEANS. INDOOR-OUTDOOR MARKET. (504) 269-3982.
SWAP MEET NOLA: 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M., ST. MARGARET’S CHURCH, 3525 BIENVILLE ST., NEW ORLEANS. AN ALL-IN-ONE FARMERS MARKET, BAKERS MARKET, ARTS AND CRAFTS MARKET AND FLEA MARKET. (504) 813-5370. SWAPMEETNOLA.COM.
FRERET MARKET: NOON TO 4 P.M., FRERET STREET AT NAPOLEON AVENUE. MORE THAN 90 VENDORS OF FOOD, ART, CRAFTS, LIVE MUSIC AND FLEA MARKET FINDS. FRERETMARKET.ORG.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET UPTOWN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Broadway Ave., New Orleans. ??crescentcityfarmersmarket.org.
HOLLYGROVE MARKET AND FARM: 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M., 8301 OLIVE ST., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 483-7037. HOLLYGROVEMARKET.COM.
SANKOFA MOBILE MARKET: 11 A.M. TO NOON, LOWER 9TH WARD SENIOR CENTER, 5234 CLAIBORNE AVE., NEW ORLEANS. (504) 872-9214. SANKOFANOLA.ORG.
- COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Covington Trailhead, East Lockwood and North New Hampshire streets, Covington. (985) 892-1873.
- CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., French Market Farmers Market, 1235 N. Peters St., New Orleans. (504) 522-2621. frenchmarket.org.
- GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET WEST BANK: 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., 12715 U.S. 90, St. Charles Plaza Shopping Center, Luling. (504) 782-8517. germancoastfarmersmarket.org.
AROUND THE STATE
- INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL: Parkerson Avenue at Court Circle, Crowley. This festival is one of the oldest and largest agricultural festivals in the south. With food, music, parades and all things rice, this festival is a mainstay of the state’s fair calendar. ricefestival.com.
- HARVEST FESTIVAL ON FALSE RIVER: Downtown New Roads. Two stages, two food courts, arts and crafts, and special attractions are part of this Pointe Coupee Parish event. harvestfestivalonfalseriver.com.
- KC INTERNATIONAL ACADIAN FESTIVAL: Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park, 57845 Foundry St., Plaquemine. Celebrating all things Acadian, this festival on the western side of the Mississippi River features food, rides, games and live entertainment. (225) 687-2061. kc970.org.
- ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH ANDOUILLE FESTIVAL: St. John Community Center, 2900 La. 51, LaPlace. Andouille will be the featured product in a host of great food at this annual River Parish event. From beauty queens to eating contests, as well as cooking competitions and carnival rides, the festival has much to offer. (985) 652-9569. andouillefestival.com.
- VIOLET OYSTER FESTIVAL: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet. The delectable bivalve is the cause celebre at this annual function, with rides, music contests and a crafts fair. (504) 682-7070. olol-church.com/oyster_festival.htm.
- EXPERIENCE LOUISIANA FESTIVAL: LSU-Eunice, 2048 Johnson Highway, Eunice. Featuring the state’s diverse folklife is at the heart of this festival that includes music, a musicians’ village, an artists’ village, crafts, film and food as well. The national champion LSU-E Bengal baseball team will participate in an exhibition game Saturday. (337) 457-1776. experiencelouisiana.org.
TUESDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 25
- LOUISIANA COTTON FESTIVAL: North Side Civic Center, 704 N. Soileau St., Ville Platte. The crop that once was king is celebrated in a host of ways at this Evangeline Parish festival. Street dances, competitions of all sorts, carnival rides and live entertainment are just a part of this festival. The Tournoi, or tournament, in conjunction with festival, celebrates the ancient art of jousting where riders battle the seven evils of cotton: bollworm, boll weevil, flood, drought, rayon, nylon and silk. (337) 831-3340. louisianacottonfestival.com.
WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, OCT. 24
- WASHINGTON PARISH FREE FAIR: Washington Parish Fairgrounds, 115 Main St., Franklinton. Billed as “the nation’s largest free fair,” this event features live music, a parade, a rodeo, rides, art shows and exhibitions. freefair.com.