Destrehan Fall Festival this weekend

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 12, 2004

It’s festival time again in Louisiana, and one of the areas most popular festivals is only weeks away. Destrehan Plantation celebrates its 33rd Annual Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 on its grounds at 13034 River Road in Destrehan, Louisiana. The festival is a past winner of Southeast Tourism’s Top 20 Events and Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Classic Award.

Artists and craft vendors from throughout the United States will offer a variety of wood, crafts, pottery, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, prints, oil paintings, dolls, stained glass, clothing, baskets and much more.

The Cajun and Creole Food Park will feature over 20 chefs preparing local dishes such as fried seafood, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and other favorites sure to please all in attendance.

The Jefferson Room, a recent addition to the site featuring an original document signed by Thomas Jefferson will be open for viewing for festival goers interested in seeing this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Demonstrations of period crafts and other entertainment will be featured continuously. The Children’s Corner will feature activities such as pony rides and face painting. Tours of the plantation house will be available for an additional fee.

The festival hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Admissions is $5 for adults and teens, children 12 and under are admitted free. Directions: Take !-10 to Exit 220 (I-210). Take exit #6 to LA 48. Turn left, down 1/2 mile.

For more information call (985) 764-9315 or 1-877-453-2095.