From Harvests to Historic Exploration – there’s plenty to do on the Cajun Coast this fall!
1) Fall, like in many parts of the country, means harvest festivals.
At the end of October, both Franklin and Patterson have fall festivals.
And Arlington Plantation has added a Ghost Tour!
- Franklin Merchant’s Association Harvest Moon Festival – Oct. 28
- 2nd Annual Patterson Historic Walking Tour & Fall Fest – Oct. 28
- Arlington Plantation Ghost Tour – Oct. 28 & 31
But fall also means cooler temps and a lot of opportunities to play, on and off the water on the Cajun Coast.
2) Horseshoes aren’t just for horses.
At the beginning of October, the Louisiana State Horseshoe Tournament takes place at Kemper Williams Park with additional tournaments mid- and end-month. And Kemper Williams Park is available for a game of horseshoes just about any time.
3) Get your Paddle in the Water.
With increasing popularity of kayaking and canoeing, it wasn’t long before paddle races increased in popularity as well.
Throughout the fall, kayak and canoe races, such as the Tour du Teche Oct. 6-8, take place along the Bayou Teche and Atchafalaya Basin. You can do on-your-own exploring, with a group, or on a swamp tour.
4) Interesting history.
Some places have museum buildings, and we have quite a few cool, preserved buildings housing even cooler stuff, but we also have lighthouses (with the Lighthouse Festival at the finish line of the Tour du Teche in Berwick Oct. 8), and entire oil rigs to show off our history. A demonstration of the Chitimacha Tribe culture will be open to the public at the Pow-Wow on Oct. 28.
So, come this fall to the Cajun Coast – and explore to your heart’s content.