The Farmer’s Market is open every Thursday from noon until 5 pm at the old 4-H Barn on
This is something new this year, and it sounds like so much fun! The Pumpkin Patch is located at 11371 Highway 965 in St. Francisville, and children’s hayrides will be offered beginning on Thursday, October 22 through Sunday, October 25, and then again from Thursday, October 29 through Halloween on October 31. The rides are 25 to 35 minutes long, cost $7 per person, and are from 7:30 pm until 10:30 pm. For more information, call 245-1307 or 978-2342.
Party in the Ville
Those wild women are back and planning another night of art, cocktails, appetizers, and fun! On Thursday, October 15 at 7 pm, at Sage Hill, the featured artist is Sally Bynum. You bring the cocktails and the appetizers, paint supplies, and fun are supplied! The artist gives step-by-step instructions so you can paint your own piece of art to take home. The cost is only $35 so make your reservation by calling 635-6596.
Pumpkins, Scarecrows and a Movie – Changed Venue
The St. Francisville Main Street Program is sponsoring pumpkin carving and scarecrow decorating at the
Live Music at The Mag
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.
A Taste of
The Carriage House Restaurant at The Myrtles will have wild caught Fresh Alaskan Halibut and Salmon for the weekend menu. It will arrive from
Third Weekend Events
Avondale Antiques will be open this weekend. Store hours are Friday and Saturday, 9 am until 5pm, and Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm.
The Arts for All Artists’ Market is on Saturday in front of BirdMan Coffee and Books.
Lost Arts Saturday
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site presents its monthly program on 19th century arts. Lost Arts: Spanish Moss Preparation will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 11 am until 3 pm. Demonstrations of the "Lost Arts" of the 19th century occurring every third Saturday of each month. For more information call 888-376-1867 toll free or 635-3110 locally.
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. Workshops will be held at various sites throughout beautiful West Feliciana Parish. For more information, visit www.SouthernGardenSymposium.org or call Lucie Cassity, 225-635-3738.
Here is the information on the rodeo again: Gates open at 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 hobby craft event are also on sale. During the Rodeo, the
Sunday Mystery Tour
The Myrtles Plantation is offering a Sunday night Mystery Tour at 6 pm. It’s a great way to end the day after watching the rodeo – more chills and thrills! Mystery tours are also offered every Friday and Saturday at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm. Reservations are suggested so call 225-635-6277 to make your plans today.
Yellow Leaf Arts Festival
Arts for All of St. Francisville sponsors this unique, original festival which will be held in the tree covered
The Friends of the Library is once again having their annual Book Sale on Saturday, October 24, from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm at the St. Francisville Town Hall. There will be lots of books, DVDs, CDs and great prices! All proceeds benefit the West Feliciana Parish Library.
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!
Halloween at Rosedown
On Saturday, October 31, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site will be in mourning as Rosedown Staff re-enacts the wake and funeral service of Daniel Turnbull, the plantation’s original owner and builder. Turnbull was laid to rest on October 31, 1861, shortly after the commencement of the Civil War. Funeral and mourning customs of the 19th century followed strict traditions and formalities, and in keeping with the event, the main house will be decorated according to 19th century mourning customs, and re-enactors will be dressed throughout the day in 19th century-style mourning costumes. The funeral service will be held in the Informal Parlor of the Main House at 4 pm.
Following the funeral service, Rosedown Plantation will be visited by members of the historic Turnbull-Bowman family, as the
Bits and Pieces
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Congratulations to Sue Wilbert Turner!
On Tuesday, the Inter-Civic Council and The Advocate recognized Sue Turner for her many years of work with museums and in historic restoration and preservation, naming her the recipient of the 68th annual Golden Deeds Award. Mrs. Turner has received national recognition for her preservation and advisory work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She is also a member of the Louisiana Museum Foundation, served on the board of directors for the
Some of Turner’s notable accomplishments include her efforts and those of others to save Magnolia Mound Plantation’s historic house from developers who in the mid-1960s had proposed using the site for condominiums. Turner and her husband also restored Live Oak Plantation in St. Francisville.
Our Schools are Tops!
West Feliciana Parish schools are the top performing parish-wide school system in the state, second overall to Zachary Community Schools, but ahead of third place St. Tammany Parish. Congratulations to our teachers, principals, West Feliciana School Board members and the School Board Staff who do such an outstanding job every year for our children!
Have a great week!
Kitty Martin, LCTP
225-635-4224 / 800-789-4221