Fall Louisiana Festivals

Find a Louisiana fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across Louisiana including activities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Shreveport. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2017 Festivals

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival - Morgan City, LA - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
Food, music, arts & crafts, festival king and queen.

Zydeco Festival & Poker Run - Natchitoches, LA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2017
Raises money for various community functions around Natchitoches Parish through fun events – Zydeco music, a dance contest, motorcycle Poker Run, food and fun for the entire family

Oldies but Goodies Fest - West Baton Rouge, LA - Sep 9, 2017
All day music, great food, fun, and more.  Starts daily at 11 am.

New Orleans Burlesque Festival - New Orleans, LA - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
The main event is the declaration of the Queen of Burlesque, a striptease competition to jazz music.

Sugar Cane Festival - New Iberia, LA - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2017
Annual event for 70+ years hosted by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association.

New Orleans Horror Film Festival - New Orleans, LA - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
The NOHFF is held in the French Quarter at the Inn on Bourbon Hotel.

Alligator Festival - St. Charles Parish (Luling), LA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Music, food, arts & crafts, golf tournament, 5K race and 1/2 mile kids run. Held at West Bank Bridge Park, it is a fundraiser for The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish.

Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival - Gonzales, LA - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
A combination of hot air balloons, music, food and entertainment at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Admission is $2 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

NOLA on Tap - New Orleans, LA - Sep 23, 2017
Seventh annual beer fest for over 25,000 beer lovers.  Features live music over 400 local, national and microbrewed beers plus lots of food, contests, games, and more.

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival - Bogalusa, LA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
Features Marc Broussard, Danielle Nicole, Paul Thorn and so many more live performers on stage.  Held in Cassidy Park in Bogalusa.  Lots of family fun with children’s activities, food vendors, crafts and music from around the world.

Gretna Heritage Fest - Gretna, LA - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
25 city blocks of rides/games, German beer garden, Italian Village, arts & crafts, live music and more.

Gretna Oktoberfest - Gretna, LA - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017

Red River Revel Arts Festival - Shreveport, LA - Sep 30 to Oct 7, 2017
Nearly 200,000 attend the largest outdoor arts festival in North Louisiana. Started in 1976 as part of Louisiana’s bicentenial celebration, 2016 is the 41st year.

Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest - New Orleans, LA - Oct 6 to Oct 21, 2017
This New Orleans Oktoberfest is quite a party! It is open Friday and Saturdays in October. They are open from 8:00 am through 11:30 pm. They feature authentic German music, foods, and beverages. Lots of fun activities throughout the day.

Lake Charles Film & Music Festival - Lake Charles, LA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual event for 5+ years. Independent film screenings, live music, cajun food and more.

Denham Springs Fall Festival - Denham Springs, LA - Oct 7, 2017

Louisiana Cotton Festival - Ville Platte, LA - Oct 10 to Oct 15, 2017
Cotton Queen and King, parade, carnival and live music.

Tamale Fiesta - Zwolle, LA - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2017
Annual event for 40+ years to celebrate the Spanish and Indian heritage of the town with hot tamales, entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing, parades, and children’s activities.

Andouille Festival - LaPlace, LA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Dedicated to the sausage it is named after, event includes Andouille eating contest, gumbo cook-off and jazz brunch, among other activities.

Bridge City Gumbo Festival - Bridge City, LA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
2000 pounds of gumbo is served to visitors annually. Gumbo cooking contest, beautiful child contest, crafts, midway and delicious cajun cuisine. Held at Angel Square. Admission is $3. All day rides for $25.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival - New Orleans, LA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Live music, Southern barbecue and fun in Lafayette Square.  Admission is free at Lafayette Square Park.

Louisiana Gumbo Festival - Thibodaux, LA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
annual event in the Gumbo Capital of Louisiana. Free admission, free parking.

German-Acadian Coast Historical and Genealogical Society Oktoberfest - Destrehan, LA - Oct 14, 2017

Washington Parish Free Fair - Franklinton, LA - Oct 18 to Oct 21, 2017
A family fair started in 1911. It is believed to be the largest county/parish free fair in America and the second oldest parish fair in Louisiana. Parade, 5K run, midway, country market, fair queen, rodeo and live music.

International Rice Festival - Crowley, LA - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2017
Louisiana’s oldest agricultural festival. Pageant, poker rice run, 5K run/walk, classic car show, parades, rice creole & cookery contest, rice eating contest, live music and carnival. It is usually held on the Friday and Saturday of the third weekend in October.

Harvest Festival on False River - New Roads, LA - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2017
Nationally known music artist plus carnival rides, food, over 100 arts and craft vendors, free Kids Zone, and adult Beer Garden.

Rougarou Fest - Houma, LA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Celebrate the folklore of Southeast Louisiana’s bayous with a family friendly festival. It is a fundraiser for the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair - Baton Rouge, LA - Oct 26 to Nov 5, 2017
Annual fair for 50+ years. Petting zoo, pig races, lawn tractor pull, carnival and more. 2014 Admission was $5 with ride wristband an additional $10-15. $1 per ticket surcharge.

Louisiana Seafood Festival - New Orleans, LA - Oct 27 to Oct 29, 2017
A rain or shine event held at New Orleans City Park. Enjoy oysters, crawfish, shrimp and more. Cooking pavilion with celebrity chef demonstrations, live music and art village. Free admission. More than 50,000 attended the three day event in 2014.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA - Oct 27 to Oct 29, 2017
The musical lineup is typically announced in June. General admission for the three day event is $125. Shuttle and parking passes are also available. Held at New Orleans City Park.

Blackpot Festival - Lafayette, LA - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2017
Annual event for 10+ years. Live music, cook-off, dancing and camping in Lafayette’s Acadian Village. Admission tickets are $20-30.

Louisiana Pecan Harvest Festival - Colfax, LA - Nov 3 to Nov 5, 2017
Held annually on the first full weekend in November. Parade, Queen’s Ball, fireworks, live music and contests. Profits are donated to the parish schools.

Giant Omelette Celebration - Abbeville, LA - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2017
Watch them cook a 5000 egg omelette. Egg cracking contest, arts & crafts show, antique car/implement show, charity walk and live music.

Big Easy Running Festival - New Orleans, LA - Nov 18, 2017
Half and mini marathons. Tiered pricing structure for entry. Support the Second Harvest Food Bank by bringing a canned or other non-perishable food item. After party with live music.

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival - New Orleans, LA - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2017
Ninth annual event from 11 AM to 7 PM both days. Many varieties of gumbo, including a vegan gumbo contest. Live music including jazz and R&B. Free admission, held at Armstrong Park.

Fleur de Lis Arts and Crafts Festival - Natchitoches, LA - Nov 25, 2017
A one day indoor show of artisans and craftsmen held twice a year. In the fall it is the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Natchitoches Events Center.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Gordon Biersch - New Orleans, LA - Sep 14, 2016
Their Fest Bier Tapping Octoberfest party is happening Sept. 14th.

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival - Natchitoches, LA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2016
14th annual event at Riverbank Stage in Downtown Natchitoches. 17th Annual Cane River Run hosted By The Independent Motorcycle Riders Of Natchitoches. Food, music, arts & crafts, kids games and dancing. Free Admission.

Steamboat Stomp - New Orleans, LA - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
Lots of Jazz on the Mississippi River.  Live performances from featured bands and soloists.  Takes place aboard the Steamboat Natchez.  One of the last authentic steamboats on the Mississippi.

Shreveport Oktoberfest - Shreveport, LA - Sep 25, 2016

Bear Creek Bayou Music Festival - New Orleans, LA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016

Roberts Cove Germanfest - Roberts Cove, LA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Roberts Cove is a small community that celebrates its German heritage with this annual festival the first weekend of October. Authentic German food, German beer on tap, live entertainment and family friendly environment with children’s activities. In conjunction with the event, they run a home brew contest sanctioned by the American Homebrew Association. The event is sponsored by the Roberts Cove Germanfest Association. Past attractions and entertainment have included live music by German bands and folk singers, an antique farm equipment display, blacksmith demonstrations, folklore presentations and the German Heritage Museum. Location: 7212 Roberts Cove Road, Rayne, LA 70578

Louisiana Cattle Festival - Abbeville, LA - Oct 13 to Oct 16, 2016
Annual event for 60+ years. Pageant, parade, livestock show, live music, cajun hospitality and more.

Shreveport Brew - Shreveport, LA - Oct 15, 2016

October 2015:

Louisiana Gumbo Festival – Chackbay, LA – October 9-11, 2015
44th annual event in the Gumbo Capital of Louisiana. Free admission, free parking.

Shreveport Brew – Shreveport, LA – October 17, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Louisiana:

Oktoberfest in Louisiana
Louisiana Corn Mazes
Louisiana Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Louisiana
Pumpkin Patches in Louisiana

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