ALL HALLOW’S EVE OF THE 1800s
Schools are invited to Audubon State Historic Site on October 26, to discover Halloween traditions of the 1800s during the program All Hallows Eve. Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be an interactive program held throughout the grounds of Oakley illustrating Halloween practices of the 1800s in
Soul Stories at Rosedown Plantation
On Saturday, October 27 the Rosedown Main House will be in mourning as Rosedown Interpretive Staff re-enacts the funeral service for a member of the historic Turnbull-Bowman family. Throughout the day, the house will be decorated according to 19th century mourning customs and re-enactors will be dressed in 19th century-style mourning costumes. The funeral service will be held at 4 pm inside the main house. Following the funeral, costumed Rosedown Interpretive Staff will portray the spirits of various Turnbull-Bowman family members who have returned to the main house from their graves. The “spirits” will talk about their lives and share reminiscences from their pasts. The funeral starts at 4 pm, and Soul Stories are told between 5:30 and 7 pm. For more information call 635-3110.
Exploring Southern Gardens
The 19th Annual Southern Garden Symposium & Workshops is scheduled for the weekend of October 26 and 27 at various venues throughout St. Francisville including
The Myrtles Halloween Extravaganza
This ever popular event will be held on Friday the 26th, Saturday the 27th, and, of course, Wednesday the 31st at 6pm. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis (cash or check) at the Front Gate, and the tours will be continuous until Midnight. Varnedoe's will be serving an a la carte dinner in the Restaurant as well as providing Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and beverages on the Courtyard. Please call 225.635.6277 or 800.809.0565 or225.635.2635 with questions, to schedule a Private Tour, to make a reservation or purchase a ticket. www.myrtlesplantation.com
Audubon Fall Festival to Benefit St. Jude
Also scheduled for the weekend of October 27 and 28 with the sole purpose to raise money for St. Jude is the Audubon Fall Festival. There will be tennis and softball tournaments, arts & crafts and vendor booths, a car show, hot air balloon and more at the West Feliciana Sports Park; a 5K run at The Bluffs Nature Trail; a Challenge of the Cooks and a Live Auction at the Parish Barn; and much, much more. For more information, call 225-635-0005 or 225-721-1624 and leave message. For up to date info, visit http://stfrancisvillefestivals.com.
Yellow Leaf Arts Festival
The 5th Annual Yellow Leaf Arts Festival will be held on October 27th and 28th from 10:00 until 5:00 in the area in front of BirdMan Coffee, behind Magnolia Cafe'. Artists from jewelry makers, painters, stained glass artists, photographers to woodcarvers will be displaying and selling their work. Some artists will even be demonstrating! There will be live music off and on all weekend including on Saturday: 1:00 Annie Fergus, 2:00 Villanelle, 3:00 Kevin Johnson; and on Sunday: 1:00 James Williams, 3:00 The West Feliciana Community Singers. For more details, visit www.stfrancisvillefestivals.com.
"Vibes in the 'ville"
Music under the Stars in Parker Park with The Fugitive Poets after the Yellow Leaf Arts Festival, October 27, Saturday night from 6 – 9 pm.
This is the last Sunday for the Wildest Show in the South. Gates open at 9 am, and the rodeo begins at 2 pm. For more information call (225) 655-2030 or visit www.angolarodeo.com.