Located on Highway 965 just two miles off of Highway 61, The Pumpkin Patch will offer 25 – 35 minutes rides from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm from October 29 through October 31. The cost is $7 per person. You can also pick up a pumpkin or two for your jack-o-lantern! For more information, call 245-1307 or 978-2342.
For those of you thinking ahead to a Thanksgiving feast, check out the Farmer’s Market on Thursday from noon until 5 pm at the Old 4-H Barn on
Halloween Carnival and Trunk or Treat
St. Francisville United Methodist Church on
Live Music at The Mag
Every Friday night The Magnolia Café features live music on the porch. This Friday, October 30 is our favorite local band, The Delta Drifters. The line-up for November is: November 6 – Emily Branton; November 13 – Copas Trio; November 20 – United We Jam; November 27 – Delta Drifters.
All Hallows Eve
Visitors are invited to Audubon State Historic Site on Friday, October 30, to discover Halloween traditions of the 1800s during the program All Hallows Eve. Between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., there will be an interactive program held throughout the grounds of Oakley illustrating Halloween practices of the 1800s in
Halloween Extravaganza at The Myrtles
For a real Halloween treat, take a guided tour through “One of America’s Most Haunted Homes,” The Myrtles Plantation, circa 1796. It’s a Halloween Experience like no other!
Halloween at Rosedown
On Saturday, October 31, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site features Funeral Re-enactment and Ghost Stories with the funeral at 4 pm, and Soul Stories at 5:30 pm. 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. Admission charged. For more information, call 635-3110.
On Sunday November 1 at 10:30am, Audubon State Historic Site offers this program which introduces the different plants found in the gardens of Audubon SHS. The talk covers the history and origin of the plants as well as their uses both modern and historic. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Life in a Slave Cabin
Also on Sunday, November 1, this hour long program is held at Audubon State Historic Site's original slave cabins and allows guests to have a better understanding about what life was like for slaves on a plantation. This program starts at noon and covers family life and customs as well as discussing housing accommodations, rations, etc. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Cooking in Slave Cabin Row
This program is set for Sunday, November 1 at 1:30pm, and invites guests to Audubon SHS to observe the types of cooking used by slaves for themselves. The program will discuss not only what slaves ate and how they cooked it, but also the differences between their meals and that of the owner of the plantation. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Continuing with the slave experience at Audubon State Historic Site, this hour long program invites the guests to observe one of the many period handcrafts, which would have been done by a slave on a plantation. These crafts would be some of the same skills from which the plantation itself would have been built. It begins at 3 pm on Sunday, November 1. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
The Downtown Merchants and the St. Francisville Youth Groups are hosting a “Clean Out Your Closet and Store Room” sale day on Saturday, November 7 from 8 am until at
Beast Master Mountain Bike Race
The West Feliciana Parish Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the inaugural Beast Master, a mountain bike race on Saturday, November 7. This time trial format race takes place on the challenging Beast trail located at the
Saturday, November 7, and the interpretive staff at Audubon State Historic Site has a full day of outdoor programs scheduled. Here’s the list:
Ecosystem of Audubon State Historic Site at 10am: This one-hour program will focus on one of the many ecosystems found at ASHS. Guests are invited to explore the nature around the park, and learn about how the different habitats and creatures interact with each other.
Tree Identification Walk at 11am: This program focuses on a more specific aspect of nature, and allows guests to Audubon SHS the chance to learn about the forest that surrounds them. The identification walk covers the park and discusses many of the important and significant trees found here.
Guided Nature Hike at 1:00 pm and again at 3:00pm: A short hiking tour of Audubon SHS. The hike focuses on the naturally forested area surrounding the plantation home as well as the original paths, which John James Audubon would have used during his stay at Oakley in 1821. The program allows guests a chance to observe the natural beauty, which surrounds the home.
Plants and Animals of Oakley at 2pm: This program invites guests to interact with the animal and plant life surrounding Audubon SHS. There will be hands on animal demonstrations as well as introductions to the plants that one should be most aware of when hiking the grounds at Audubon SHS. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
On Sunday, November 8 from Noon until 4pm, this program invites the visitor to explore the unique and rich history of the Felicianas, from Spanish Colony to early statehood. Activities may include black powder weapons demonstrations, costume talks, period crafts, and more. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
Open Hearth Cooking
The folks at Audubon State Historic Site will be cooking up something special on Saturday, November 14. Between 10 am and 4 pm, the staff will present a cooking demonstration on the open hearth, and guests will see the different methods used to prepare and cook foods in the 1800s. Guests will also witness the different types of foods which would have been served to the Big House during this time period. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.