September 24, 2009

October events in North Louisiana

Hunting and Fishing Day, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tensas National Wildlife Refuge, 2312 Quebec Road • Tallulah, Louisiana. For more information 318-574-2664 or Admission is free. This event is an initiative for youth ages 8-15, "Children and Nature" and is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. Attendees will enjoy skeet shooting, BB shooting and archery. The highlight and main attraction of the day is the registration and selection process for Tensas river (NWR)’ annual Youth Lottery Hunt.

Teddy Bearfest '09, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. For more information call 318-574-8519 Admission is free. Tallulah Courthouse Square, Tallulah, Louisiana

Teddy Bearfest '09 Historical Celebration, Celebrating the Great Outdoors
Joe Wiegand, renowned Teddy Roosevelt Reprisor, will perform on stage capturing the life and times of President Roosevelt. Lots of activities for children will be offered. Educational and informational booths featuring a variety of activities and live animals, and information on wildlife, hunting, fishing will be on display. Booths showcasing arts and crafts will be avaliable. door prizes will be given and there will be a variety of food booths and live non-stop entertainment.
Shea Arender, Elvis Tribute Artist, will be the main attraction along with Vickie Bell, soul rythmn and blues singer and jazz musician, Dr. Willie Naylor. Other entertainers include Brian Sivils, Band of Brothers, Jamie Lynn Robinson, Baylee Regan, David Breechen, the Senational Six and a host of local gospel groups.

Madison Parish Tourism Commission, 305 Dabney Street, Talluah, Louisiana 888.744.8410, 318-574-8519, 318-574-1123

2nd Annual Avoyelles Bayou B-B-Q Cookoff
September 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Town of Cottonport, Cottonport Avenue, Cottonport, Louisiana, Visit or call 318-876-3485. Admission is free.

2009 Fall Bluegrass Festival
September 30 to October 3 from 6:30 p.m. 318-428-5282 for more information. Admission: $40 3-Day Pass or $15 a day. Thomas Jason Lingo Community Center, 10284 Hwy. 17 South, P.O. Box 1224, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Louisiana,, 3 Day event with Wednesday evening having a covered dish supper with Bluegrass Gospel Music.

Caldwell Parish COC

Louisiana Art and Folk Festival
October 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Columbia, call 318-649-0726 or visit for more information.

The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival will be held Saturday October 10, 2009 from 9:00 - 5:00. This will be the 54th year for the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival. Held in historic downtown Columbia on Main Street. There will be a Fine Arts show with an art contest, an art exhibit at the Schepis Museum on Main Street. There will be a variety of music played throughout the day on stage in front of the courthouse. Arts and Craft booths will be set up on Main Street (booth spaces available), a children's petting zoo and other activities for children. Food booths will be serving a variety of foods. Our restaurants will be open for business (San Miguel, Mexican, Jan's Pizza Place, the Coffeehouse and Poparazzy serving Italian Ice.

Ruston Jaycees Fall Fair, October 14-17 North LA Exhibition Center, North Hwy 33, Ruston, Louisiana 318-789-8347 for more information

Pioneer Day at Hypolite Bordelon Home, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 242 Tunica Drive West, Marksville, Louisiana, call318-253-0284 for more information or visit

Lions Club Pro Rodeo, October 8-10, Gates open 6pm, Starts at 7pm
337-239-3190 for more information. Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, 276 H. M. Stephens Blvd., Leesville, Louisiana

West Louisiana Forestry Festival & Fair October 7-11 at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds. For more information call 337-353-2314. Admission is $3 Students, $5 Adults. Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, 276 H. M. Stephens Blvd., Leesville, Louisiana

Rapides Parish Cemetery Tour, October 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Call 318-487-5998 for more information. Visit various historic cemeteries in Rapides Parish.

Lecompte Pie Festival, downtown Lecompte, October 2-4, Town of Lecompte Visit or call 318-776-5488

West Louisiana Forestry Festival Pageant, October 2 at 7 p.m. Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Students, Vernon Parish Fairgrounds, 276 H. M. Stephens Blvd., Leesville, Louisiana

Biedenharn Special Evening Hours, Biedenharn Museum & Gardens, October 2 from 9 - 11 p.m., 318-387-5281 or for more information. Admission is free.
Special evening hours are perfect for couples, families, and friends! They are also ideal for night photography, marriage proposals and garden enthusiasts.

Downtown Art Crawl, October 1 from 5 - 9 p.m., Downtown Monroe-West Monroe Arts Districts, admission is free. For more information call 318-329-1921 for more information. Make your way from one historic jewel to the next, each filled with fine art and friendly faces. The Downtown Gallery Art Crawl is hosted by a community of artists and the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and provides art, live entertainment, and more!