Last week, we featured an article about the upcoming fall festivals that you should check out. Because there are just so many festivals, we’re featuring a whole new set of festivals that are occurring in the next few months. Be sure to check out the previous article
here, and check out the list below. Are you planning on attending any (or all) of these festivals?
1. Nola on Tap
Beer lovers, this one’s for you. Bring your chairs, blankets, and even your dog and sample more than 400 beers, listen to live music, eat some delicious food from local vendors, and maybe adopt a pet while you’re there. Since 2009, The Bulldog and the Louisiana SPCA partner up to bring you one of the largest beer fests in the region. Come out and drink beer to support a great cause. It’s Saturday, September 23 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at New Orleans City Park, Festival Grounds, 1701 Wisner Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124.
2. Gretna Heritage Festival
Celebrating their 22nd anniversary, the Gretna Heritage Festival encompasses 25 city blocks, featuring six stages, a giant food tent where there’s just about every culture represented, arts & crafts, and rides and entertainment for kids. The musical performances this year feature Huey Lewis & The News, The B-52’s, Pat Benatar, KISS, and many more. There’s something for everyone at this massive festival, and you won’t want to miss it. The Festival will be held September 29 to October 1 at 327 Huey P. Long Avenue, Gretna, Louisiana 70053.
3. Andouille Festival
The 43rd annual Andouille Festival kicks off October 13-15, and features amazing music, carnival rides for all ages, and of course delicious food cooked with andouille sausage. There’s an andouille cook-off, a fun run, a Sunday jazz brunch, a second line parade, and an andouille eating contest. This is a jam-packed weekend you won’t want to miss it! Check it out at 2900 Highway 51, LaPlace, Louisiana 70068.
4. Harvest Festival on False River
The 7th annual Harvest Festival will be held on October 20-22 in downtown New Roads. Join them for a weekend jam-packed with great music, awesome vendors, and a first-class carnival. Join the donut dash on October 21 at 8:30 a.m. for a 5K & 1-mile fun run. Located at 211 W Main St, New Roads, Louisiana 70760.
5. Rougarou Fest
Get into the Halloween spirit by heading over to the Rougarou Fest, which is happening on October 21 and 22. There’ll be food, drinks, live music, a costume contest, a parade, and much more. Come out and celebrate this mythical cajun beast at this unique festival at 7856 Main St, Houma, Louisiana 70360.
6. Black Pot Festival
Returning for its 12th year, the Black Pot Festival celebrates music, fun, and the culture of Southwest Louisiana in the best way. The festival is October 27 and 28, but Blackpot Camp, which takes place in Eunice, is a four-day workshop celebrating music, food, and community. Here you can take part in music classes, singing workshops, dance, and cooking classes all centering around the Cajun/Creole culture. Bring your tent and rough it with some of the nicest and most talented people you’ll ever meet. The festival is located at Vermillionville Historic Village which you can find at 300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508, and the camp is located at Lakeview Park & Beach, 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Eunice, LA 70535
7. Louisiana Pecan Festival
Head over to the sleepy little town of Colfax and watch it come alive for one weekend to celebrate all things pecan. The Pecan Festival is filled with musical acts, local vendors, a carnival, and more. Be sure to stay until the end on Saturday to watch the spectacular fireworks display! The Pecan Festival is always the first full weekend in November: this year it’s happening November 3-5 at 611 8th St, Colfax, LA 71417.
8. Cracklin Festival
Attended by thousands each year, the Crackling Festival has been a major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club since it began in 1985. The festival features a parade, carnival rides for all ages, a pageant with 15 different age divisions, live music from local and regional artists, and of course, the Cracklin Cook-Off. The cook-off is the highlight of the event, with everyone hoping to take home first place. The festival is November 9-12 at 169 Park St, Port Barre, LA 70577.
Did you favorite festival make the list? Don’t forget to check out our other fall festival article right