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September

September 2017

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18th Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

18th Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

To be held at Fairgrounds, located adjacent to the Natchitoches Airport. Access is on Fairgrounds Road from either Rapides Drive or off Hwy. 1 Bypass.

Admission: FREE on Friday, $8.00 on Saturday

Food & beverage vendors; FREE bounce house for kids!

For ticket & event info contact Melvin Holmes (318)332-7455 or visit www.natchitoches.com

Friday: September 1

  • 6:00 PM - Poker Run registration
  • 9:30 PM - Zydeco Dance Contest

Saturday: September 2

  • 9:00 AM - Poker Run registration
  • 11:30 AM - Ride begins
  • 1:00 PM - Gates open; Zydeco dace lessons by Naomi Bush-FREE
  • 4-6:00 PM - Jeremy Fruge & Zydeco Hot Boys
  • 6:30-8 PM - Hardrick Rivers & Rivers Revue
  • 9-11:30 PM - Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legends

 

Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 11:30pm
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City Holiday

City Holiday

City offices will be closed Friday, September 1, 2017 for the Labor Day Weekend holiday.

Date: 
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 8:45am
09/01/2017 - 8:45am
 
 
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Labor Day (City Holiday)

Labor Day (City Holiday)

City offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for Labor Day.

Date: 
Monday, September 4, 2017 - 8:45am
09/04/2017 - 8:45am
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Northwestern State University Home Opener Weekend

Northwestern State University Home Opener Weekend

Demons Come Out at Night Pep Rally

  • 7:30 p.m. | NSU Tailgate Field & Collins Family Pavilion
  • Show your Demon spirit at the first game pep rally. Meet the players and coaches, members of NSU Spirit Groups, and the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band.

Back to the 80’s – The Molly Ringwalds Concert

  • 8 p.m. | NSU Tailgate Field & Collins Family Pavilion
  • They are The World’s Greatest 80’s Experience and are here to deliver a special tribute to the 19th President of Northwestern State University, Dr. Chris Maggio. Live 80’s music, food, and fun.
Date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
09/14/2017 - 7:30pm
 
Meat Pie Festival

Meat Pie Festival

The 2017 Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival will be held September 15 and 16 at the Natchitoches Parish Fair Grounds. Admission will still be free.

  • This year will include hot air balloons, balloon glow, tethered balloon rides, live entertainment, children’s activities, meat pie vendors, arts & carts, spectacular fireworks, and so much more!
  • Musical entertainment to be announced soon.

The 18th Annual River Run will also be held in conjunction with Meat Pie Festival.

The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival Is Sponsored By: Independent Motorcycle Riders of Natchitoches.

Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00pm
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The Investiture of the Nineteenth President

The Investiture of the Nineteenth President

The Investiture of the Nineteenth President

  • 11 a.m. | A. A. Fredericks Auditorium

Community Reception

  • 1 – 3 p.m. | Arnold R. Kilpatrick President’s Residence
  • Join us as we celebrate Dr. Chris Maggio, the 19th President of Northwestern State University.
  • Sponsored by the NSU Foundation
Date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:00am
09/15/2017 - 11:00am
 
The First Lady’s Service Project – The 1884 Campaign for Literacy

The First Lady’s Service Project – The 1884 Campaign for Literacy

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The First Lady’s Service Project – The 1884 Campaign for Literacy

2:00 p.m. | Collins Family Pavilion

NSU First Lady, Mrs. Jennifer Maggio, will kick off The 1884 Campaign for Literacy. Help us honor the legacy of Northwestern State by collecting 1,884 books for children ages 5 – 15. Books will be distributed at schools and community youth facilities throughout North Louisiana. Drop-off location is the Collins Family Pavilion.

Sponsored by NSU First Lady, Mrs. Jennifer Maggio, and the President’s Leadership Program

Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
09/16/2017 - 2:00pm
 
NSU Football v. Lamar

NSU Football v. Lamar

NSU vs Lamar University

  • 6 p.m. | Turpin Stadium
  • NSU football faces off against Lamar as they house their first home game of the year. Come out and root our Demons to victory! 

Tailgating starts at 3pm

  • This tailgates theme is Backyard BBQ! Live Music will be provided by the Justin Merritt Band, a local favorite. Cost to attend is just $10.00 and includes all you can eat food and beverages. All tailgates are FREE for members of the Alumni Association.
  • For more information on NSU events please visit https://www.nsula.edu/
Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
09/16/2017 - 6:00pm
 
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Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium at NSU. Admission will be charged to watch the pageant - $5 for those 10 years and older.

Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 3:00pm
09/17/2017 - 3:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
60th Anniversary Lady of the Bracelet Reunion

60th Anniversary Lady of the Bracelet Reunion

More info to come

Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
09/22/2017 - 6:00pm
 
NSU’s Lady of the Bracelet Pageant

NSU’s Lady of the Bracelet Pageant

More info to come

Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
09/23/2017 - 7:00pm
 
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Natchitoches Parish Fair

Natchitoches Parish Fair

Its that time again, the Fair is back in town. Enjoy food, fun, and so much more at the Natchitoches Parish Fair located on Fairgrounds Road Natchitoches, Louisiana. For more information on fair details call (318) 332-0419 or visit http://www.natchitochesparishfair.com/

Carnival opens Wednesday-Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm. $4 to enter,children 2 and under free. Arm Bands $15 Wednesday-Thursday 5-10pm and Saturday 12-5pm; $18 Friday & Saturday 5-10pm. Rodeo Friday & Saturday 7:30pm Tickets $10 adults & $8 children 12 and under. Blue Exhibit Building open Wednesday September 27-Friday September 29 5pm-10pm and Saturday September 30 9am-10pm.

Sunday, September 24 

  • Horse Show Registration Sunday at 1pm, show at 2pm

Monday, September 25

  • 10am-6pm Competitive exhibits accepted
  • 2pm-8pm Educational booths set up

Tuesday, September 26

  • 8am-12pm Blue building closed to the public during judging
  • 9am-8pm Animals including poultry and rabbits entries may be admitted to the barn
  • 9am 4-H BB Gun Shoot

Wednesday, September 27 - School Spirit Night

  • 9am-12pm Sassy Senior Day
  • 8am-12pm 2nd Annual Beebe Martin Memorials FFA Competition
  • 5:15pm Poultry & Rabbit show
  • 6pm Fair Opening Ceremonies, Dance Studios, & Cheer Groups
  • 10pm Parish Animals MUST be weighed in and placed in the barn

Thursday, September 28 - Kids Day

  • 5pm Parish showmanship, followed by Dress Your Livestock Competition, followed by Parish Hog Show
  • 6:30pm 4-H Talent Show

Friday, September 29 - Kids Day

  • 10am Forestry Skills Competition
  • 4pm Weigh in for Market Lambs and Goats
  • 5pm Market Lamb Show
  • 6pm Market and Breeding Goat Show
  • 7:30pm Rodeo

Saturday, September 30

  • 10am Chili Cookout and Tasting at noon
  • 11am Weigh in for Commercial Dairy and Heifers
  • 12pm Dairy Show
  • 1:30pm House pet show
  • 2pm Beef Show
  • 7:30 Rodeo

*Exhibits/checks to be picked up on Sunday October 1, 2pm-5pm.

 

Date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)
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NSU Family Day Weekend

NSU Family Day Weekend

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM – Until | 11th Annual Classic Car Show in Historic Downtown Natchitoches

Spend the day in historic downtown Natchitoches..live entertainment on three stages, shops, restaurants, museums, and more! More than 400 antique cars on display! Free and open to the public.  

10:00 AM | Shopping and Dining in Historic Downtown Natchitoches

Enjoy the sites of more than fifty historic homes and buildings, distinct shopping, and outstanding Louisiana dining (on your own).

11:00 AM | The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band Rehearsal

Join us at Turpin Stadium for the game day rehearsal.

2:30 PM | Family Day Check-In at the NSU Tailgate Field

Check-in at the Family Day Headquarters located on the east side of the Tailgate Field (behind the stadium). Pick up tailgate picnic tickets, game tickets, and t-shirts at this location.

3:00 PM | NSU Family Tailgate Party – Live Music, Exciting Events & Family Fun!

Tailgate at Turpin Stadium with live music featuring Drew Danzy Band, enjoy a variety of novelty acts, games, contests and activities for the entire family.

4:00 – 5:00 PM | Tailgate Picnic

The “Demon Grillers” will host our tailgate meal which includes hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and a drink. Individual dinner tickets may be purchased for $10.

5:30 PM | Pre-Game Pep Rally at the Tailgate Field

Show your Demon Spirit! Performances by the NSU Cheerleaders, Purple Pizazz Pom Pon Line, Demon Dazzlers, and NSU pep band will get you ready to cheer for the Demons!

6:00 PM | Pre-Game Show and NSU Student and Sibling Run Out at Turpin Stadium

Siblings are invited to join their brother/sister on the field to form the tunnel for the Demon Football Team Run Out. Family seating will be available on the East Side student section of Turpin Stadium.

6:30 PM | Northwestern State vs SELU

Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

Friday: September 29

  • 12:00-5:00 – Poker Run with $1000 total payout;
  • 5:30-8:00 – Fish Fry with live music.

Saturday: September 30

  • 7:00-11:00 – Car Show Registration;
  • 7:00-4:00 – 11th Annual Car show downtown Natchitoches;
  • Live entertainment from three stages throughout the day;
  • Shops, restaurants, museums, and more;
  • Free participant t-shirts to the first 100 registered cars;
  • 4:00 – High quality awards given out on the riverbank.

11th Annual Natchitoches Car Show

Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Kiwanis Kids Day at NSU

Kiwanis Kids Day at NSU

Join us for Kiwanis Kids Day at NSU!
Cost to attend is just $5 per child or FREE for members of Vic's Kids Club! Kids will have a blast with bounce houses, face painting, tailgating, food & drinks and more! And the best part of the day is when all of the Kids Day participants get to go on the field at Turpin Stadium and make the tunnel for the Demon run out! 
For more information call 318.357.4295 or email conovere@nsula.edu. Fork 'em!

Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
09/30/2017 - 3:00pm
 
NSU Football v South Eastern

NSU Football v South Eastern

Come support NSU Demon Football as they take on the Southeastern Lions. 

Location: Turpin Stadium, NSU, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
09/30/2017 - 6:00pm