Fall festival fun in north Louisiana
Autumn brings still more fun events and celebrations to Louisiana’s Other Side, where the variety of things to see and do is endless.
As Shreveport-Bossier temperatures cool into fall, enjoy spirited outdoor festivals or venture inside to enjoy upbeat entertainment.
Rev up for fun at the 34th annual Red River Revel Arts Festival, which kicks off the first weekend in October at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. Each year the eight-day, outdoor arts festival draws about 200,000 patrons. The festival features art from more than 120 visual artists from across the nation, four performance stages with non-stop entertainment, and 24 food booths of our famous, local mouth-watering delicacies.
Among so many things, the Revel is famous for its great live music, with some of the best rock-n-roll, country, jazz, funk, zydeco and R&B entertainers around. But there will also be many more performers, so be sure to look for the full line-up at RedRiverRevel.com.
Marvel at the daring rides and irresistible treats found at the State Fair of Louisiana, late October-early November. The State Fair of Louisiana is a top choice for affordable family entertainment, offering many free shows, concerts, attractions and activities with the price of admission.
Learn more about the life of Shreveporters in the 1830s-1860s during Pioneer Day this fall. During this annual event, which is generally held the last Saturday in October, the Pioneer Heritage Center hosts an open house of the museum and also showcases local folk-life demonstrators, living historians, musicians and much more. The tour includes an original dogtrot house and other living and working quarters, as well as authentic period furniture and materials.