Cane River National Heritage Area and Cane River Creole National Historical Park announces Fall Festivities

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Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) and Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host month-long Fall Festivities throughout October.

These Fall Festivities are taking place instead of the annual Cane River Fall Festival due to new guidance from the Department of Interiors regarding COVID-19 guidelines. To continue with the fall celebrations, Cane River National Heritage Area and Cane River Creole National Historical Park will be participating in and hosting small events throughout the month of October. Social distancing and COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Cane River Fall Festivities include:

  • Astronomy Night at Magnolia Plantation is Oct. 8 from 6:30-9 p.m. To reserve a spot, call 318-352-0383. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Kids Craft Day at Oakland Plantation is Oct. 16, with classes from 10-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Each child will be guided along painting fall masterpieces through the class. To reserve your child’s spot, click the link in the Facebook event or call 318-356-5555. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Oakland Plantation Homecoming will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the construction of the Main House at Oakland Plantation is Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be self-guided tours of the park and historical demonstrations throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public.

Demonstration Schedule:

10 a.m. – Creole Architecture: The Making of Bousillage

10:30 a.m. – The Art of the Forge: A Blacksmith’s Workshop

11 a.m. – Creole Architecture: The Making of Bousillage

11:30 a.m. – Beneath the Surface: The Enslaved Nanny’s Room

Noon – Beneath the Surface: The Enslaved Nanny’s Room

12:30 p.m. – The Art of the Forge: A Blacksmith’s Workshop

1 p.m. – Creole Architecture: The Making of Bousillage

1:30 p.m. – The Art of the Forge: A Blacksmith’s Workshop

The organizations will also have a table for Witch Way to Main Street, set for Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – noon on the Downtown Riverbank for candy, crafts and a petting zoo. This event is free and open to the public.