Construction and Traffic
Because of all the construction on Highway 61 and all the events we have this month, please know that traveling through the parish will take a bit longer. Add to that the rodeo traffic, and it could be a nightmare! With a little preparation and a lot of patience, things should go much smoother.
Last week I got some pumpkins, and there were many to choose from and in all sizes. There was still okra, potatoes, eggplants and bell peppers, and more vegetables. One farmer even had sweet potatoes! There were cut flower arrangements as well as plants for your garden. The Farmer’s Market is open every Thursday from noon until 5 pm at the old 4-H Barn on
Live Music at The Mag
Each Friday the Magnolia Café offers live music on the screened porch. October’s line up includes: October 2 – 5D Band; October 9 – Kristin Diable; October 16 – United We Jam; October 23 – Signs; and October 30 – Delta Drifters. There are also two Saturday night ticketed performances: Saturday, October 17 – Captain Legendary Band; and Saturday, October 24 – Lee Barber & the Broken Cup Band. Each of these Saturday performances have a $10 cover charge.
Did you Know: 19th Century Schooling
On Saturday October 3, from 11 am - 2 pm, at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, the interpretive staff will present this program which will discuss the schooling and methods used during the nineteenth century. For more information call 888-376-1867 toll free or 635-3110 locally.
Nature Day at
Saturday, October 3, is Nature Day at Audubon State Historic Site, and the interpretive staff 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.
Every Sunday in October you can enjoy “The Wildest Show in the South” and/or a day of shopping for arts and crafts. The rodeo features bull riding, bareback riding, the wild horse race, barrel racing, bull-dogging, wild cow milking, rodeo clowns and more, in a recently expanded arena. Gates open 9:00 am for the arts and crafts show, and the rodeo starts at 2:00 pm. Ticket cost $10 each and can be purchased before the rodeo by calling 655-2042 or 655-2041. Tickets for just the hobbycraft event are also on sale. During the Rodeo, the
On Sunday October 4 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, October 4, 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, October 4 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, October 4. An admission fee is charged. For more information call Audubon State Historic Site at 1-888-677-2838 or 225-635-3739.
On September 21st, 1779 the Spanish General Bernardo Galvez along with American troops captured the British military post and garrison at
Movie Under the Stars
The St. Francisville Main Street Program will once again have movie night at
Southern Garden Symposium
This year marks the 21st year of the Southern Garden Symposium which attracts garden enthusiasts from across the South and will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 16-17. The symposium will begin with a series of workshops on Friday, October 16. Attendees may select two of the following:
A Colorful Season – Mr. Joe Smith
Spice Up Your Garden with Heat-Loving Plants – Dr. Jeff Kuehny
Azaleas A to Z – Mrs. Margie Jenkins & Mr. Buddy Lee
Gardening Through the Seasons – Dr. William Barrick
The $60 cost per person for the Friday workshops includes lunch at
Saturday lecture programs will take place at the beautiful setting of Hemingbough in St. Francisville.
The program will include:
Forget Plants: Start with Design – Mr. Tres Fromme
Historic Plants for Today’s Gardens – Ms. Peggy Cornett
Slow Gardening: Getting the Most Out of Your Landscape – Mr. Felder Rushing
The day will conclude with afternoon tea at Brasseaux House. The $60 cost per person for the Saturday symposium includes all lectures, lunch at Hemingbough, and tea at Brasseaux House.
The Southern Garden Symposium welcomes groups and individuals who wish to travel to St. Francisville for this special event. For a brochure or information regarding overnight accommodations, visit www.SouthernGardenSymposium.org; call Lucie Cassity, 225-635-3738; or write to the Southern Garden Symposium,
Yellow Leaf Arts Festival
Arts for All of St. Francisville sponsors this unique, original festival which will be held in the tree covered
You are invited to join the United Methodist Church Folk Choir for an evening of gospel, country and folk music on Sunday, October 25. The Methodist Men will serve a pancake supper at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall on
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!