October is a time for crisp air, pumpkin spice, and spooky vibes! It is also one of the busiest months of the year for St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish. Events like the Angola Rodeo, Yellow Leaf Arts Festival, and the Tunica Hills Multi-Family Garage Sale all return in October. It is also a time where people are a little more brave, so they’re visiting The Myrtles to try and get a peek at one of the long-time paranormal residents there. Between the beautiful weather and full events calendar, October and the rest of the Fall Season is a perfect time to plan your visit to St. Francisville!
Start out the month by snagging some great deals and unique finds with the Tunica Hills Multi-Family Garage Sale! It kicks off September 29th and continues through October 1st. In addition to the different stops along Hwy 66, there will be art vendors, food vendors, and food trucks along the route. You can find more information on their Facebook Page.
Sundays aren’t just for church and football; The Angola Prison Rodeo and Craft Show is also every Sunday in October! The Rodeo and Craft Show is an unique experience and draws visitors from all over the world. For more information about tickets and times, visit their website.
Want to know what all the Pickleball hype is about? Go to the West Feliciana Parish Sports Park the weekend of October 6th to watch the West Feliciana Pickleball Club’s Fall Fling! For more information, visit their site.
Do you like cars? Do you also like coffee? Why not combine them both at the final installment of Cars & Coffee at Birdman Coffeehouse? Start your Friday off at 8 am with a cup of Joe while browsing unique cars and other vehicles in Downtown St. Francisville. Birdman Coffeehouse.
History buff? Visit Audubon State Historic Site to participate in their “Military Men of Oakley” program. You’ll learn about the military involvement of the generations of men that lived at Oakley House. Starting with the American Revolutionary War all the way through the Civil War. For more information, call 1-225-635-3739.
End your weekend with some toe-tapping music! Arts for All is presenting Lee Barber at Temple Sinai at 6:30 pm. There will be a multitude of other musical acts leading up to Lee Barber’s performance. Tickets can be purchased here.
Lil’ Jimmy Reed in concert at The Francis Southern Table & Bar, October 11, 2023 at 6pm. All proceeds to benefit the restoration project for the Old Benevolent Society Building. Check out their Instagram for the latest updates.
Grab your broomsticks and pointy hats, the Witches Ride of St. Francisville returns! Witches from all over will descend on downtown St. Francisville to raise money for 3 local charities. There will be music and refreshments at Parker Park. Be sure to dress for the occasion! For more information, visit their Facebook.
Discover the impacts that the woman of Oakley House had on the property and the community over the generations at Audubon SHS’s monthly “Woman of Oakley” series! For more information, call 1-225-635-3739.
Want to improve your green thumb? The Southern Garden Symposium will have everything you need to learn more about current gardening trends, techniques, and more! Visit their site for more information.
History Under Our Feet: A Day of Archeology is a program sponsored by Audubon SHS and will delve into the history of Oakley House, archeological methods, and more! For more information, call 1-225-635-3739.
Mimosas at the Mallory is an event that supports the St. Francisville Area Foundation. You can support a good cause while checking out St. Francisville’s newest wedding and event space! Get tickets here.
A Revolutionary War Living History is a chance to learn more about what the American Revolutionary War looked like from what is now Louisiana. Audubon SHS will host programs and reenactments throughout the weekend. For more information, call 1-225-635-3739.
No matter the month, we have a few events that are constant! Wednesday nights at 6 PM The Oyster Bar hosts Bingo Night. Will go home a winner? If so, you can use your winnings the next day to support local farmers and craftspeople at the St. Francisville Farmer’s Market, which is every Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Things to do Around Town
Feeling a bit brave and a little spooky? The Myrtles is said to be one of the most haunted homes in America! Whether you are a believer, sceptic, or just curious, you can take a tour of the property and learn all about the histories and mysteries that surround the infamous home!
Afton Villa Gardens also opens October 1st for their Fall Season!
In between all of these events, you need to take the time to shop, eat, and explore our beautiful parish!
Downtown and beyond has many locally owned shops and boutiques where you can find everything from antiques, to souvenirs, to the latest fashion staples! Check out all of the shops here.
While filling those shopping bags, you’re going to want to fill those bellies with some delicious meals! Check out all of the restaurants here.
We have many great things to discover here. Like our hiking trails! Check out everything there is to do around the Parish here.
Haven’t found a place to stay yet? We have many beautiful B&Bs, hotels, and campgrounds! You can see all of your options here.