Blush and Bashful schedule of events


Events for the anticipated Blush and Bashful Weekend, celebrating 30 years of “Steel Magnolias” begins Thursday!

Thursday, Nov. 7

 2 p.m. – Armadillo Cake Contest. Entries will drop off cakes at the NSULA Family and Consumer Sciences Building, Room 225 (Columns Cafe) between 2-4 p.m. Judging will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8

6 p.m. – Red Carpet Premiere of Steel Magnolias at Parkway Cinema where the movie originally premiered in 1989.

7 and 9:30 p.m. – Show times. $5 movie ticket (Friday only) Showings continue through Nov. 14.

Saturday, Nov. 9

9:30 a.m. – Unveiling of the Natchitoches Film Trail, Natchitoches Welcome Center at 780 Front St.

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – APHN tour of homes and sites used in filming at Steel Magnolias House and Lemee House.

10 a.m. – noon – Easter Egg Hunt and Children’s Activities in Beau Jardin

2-3 p.m. – Steel Magnolias Movie Panel discussion and displays at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum

4:30 p.m. – Character Look- Alike Contest on the  Downtown Riverbank Stage

7-10 p.m. – “A Blush and Bashful Evening: 30 Years of Steel Magnolias” Accompany the owners of Steel Magnolia House B&B, Desiree And Dan Dyess of Natchitoches, along with their inn staff, for a Blush and Bashful Reception Remix. “A Blush and Bashful Evening: 30 Years of Steel Magnolias” will provide an enchanting evening full of lasting memories, fantastic catered Louisiana cuisine, toe-stomping Zydeco music, dancing, and a bleeding armadillo cake to die for! Cocktail attire, semi-formal or 80s themed is preferred. Tickets are limited and are now available for purchase for $100 per ticket. Contact Amber Procell, Inn Manager at (318) 581-3138 or email

8 p.m. – Dolly Look-Alike Contest at Cane River Brewing Company

Sunday, Nov. 10

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Blush and Bashful Brunch at the Prudhomme-Rouqier House Join the Natchitoches Historic Foundation and Service League of Natchitoches for a Sunday brunch even Ouiser wouldn’t pass up. Catered by world famous Lasyone’s and held at the historic Prudhomme’-Roquier House, this brunch will be the blush and bashful event of the year.

Tour Steel Magnolia filming sites: Tour Natchitoches with Barbara will offer Steel Magnolias Tours during the Blush and Bashful weekend. The Tour includes Filming Sites as well as the actual Harling Family House and the Beauty Shop House that inspired the Setting for the Play and Movie. Cost is $20 per person. Make reservations by calling or texting Barbara 318-663-5468 or email