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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 31 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 31 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 31 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Listen to some catchy tunes and upbeat dance numbers, as well as enjoy some… more

House of Blues…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Vacationer is an American Nu-Hula band from Philadelphia. Lead singer Kenny… more

Mahalia Jackson…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Andrew Block. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 31 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Monster Jam

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Monster Jam returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome! A few trucks at this year's… more

Pilates in the…

Jan 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for Pilates in the Sculpture Garden, among NOMA's outstanding… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Albinas Prizgintas…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for  Albinas Prizgintas organist/pianist/harpsichordist, Raul… more

House of Blues Gospel…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Grammy award winning star Kirk Franklin is joining forces with the House of… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

Marigny Opera House…

Feb 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Singer-Songwriter Sarah Quintana began her musical studies in high… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Feb 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 31 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

41st Annual Fall Festival - Destrehan Plantation

Destrehan Plantation 13034 River Road Destrehan, LA 70047 United States

Fall brings on many wonderful activities in Louisiana.  The Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival is one of the best.  The award winning event is Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2011 on the plantation grounds.  A past winner of Southeast Tourism's Top 20 Events and the Louisiana Fairs and Festival Classics Award, the festival is a popular event for those who love Louisiana foods, crafts and music.

Over 150 artists and craft vendors from throughout the United States will offer a variety of crafts such as pottery, jewelry, wood products, ceramics, dolls, stained glass, fleur de lis items and much more.  Louisiana foods are plentiful at the festival.  Cochon de lait po-boys, Corn and Crab Bisque, Crabcakes, Beef Brisket, Shrimp Po-Boys, Pork & Crawfish Boudin, Roasted Corn and Alligator Sausage are among some of the many offerings during the weekend.  For those wanting a snack between meals, we also have Italian Cookies, Kettle Corn, Beignets, Snoballs, Caramel Apples and Roasted Peanuts.

Visitors looking for that special antique or collectible item will surely find it while visiting the Mule Barn where over 20 vendors will be selling their wares.  Lots of entertainment is on hand, with live musical entertainment throughout the weekend. 

Besides music, the festival provides other forms of entertainment for the entire family. Demonstrations of period crafts, including Open Hearth Cooking. Bousillege construction and Indigo Dyeing are featured.    Children's activities are plentiful, with Face Painting, Pony Rides and  Euro-Bungy Jumping.  Tours of the plantation by costumed guides will also be available for an additional fee.

The festival hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  Admission fee is $7 for adults and teens, and free for ages 12 and under.  All admission fees go to site development of Destrehan Plantation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization.  

Event dates:  November 10, 2012
November 11, 2012
Phone:  985-764-9315 http://www.destrehanplantation.org/