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Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

The Magnolia State Peace Officers Association presents the 19th Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run Labor Day weekend on the downtown riverbank. Event will feature concerts, Zydeco dance contests, vendors and a poker run. Admission for Friday is FREE, & Saturday is $8.

Schedule: 

  • Friday: 6:00pm - Go DJ Rob Real and Poker Run Registration
  • 9:30pm - Zydeco Dance Contest
  • Saturday: 9:00am - Poker Run Registrarion 
  • 11:30am - Ride Begins
  • 1:00pm - Gates open & Go DJ Rob Real
  • 1:30pm - On Point Band
  • 4-6:00pm - Jeremy Fruge & Zydeco Hot Boys
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Go DJ Rob Real
  • 8:30-10:30pm - Marcus Ardoin & Da Zydeco Legends

 

For more information in tickets and the event contact: Melvin Holmes (318)332-7455, Ricky Jones (318)652-1500. For vendor information contact Sandra Williams at (318)417-2608.

Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 9:00pm
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Labor Day

Labor Day

City Holiday

Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2018 (All day)
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NSU Football v Grambling

NSU Football v Grambling

Come support NSU Demon Football as they take on the Grambling Tigers. 

Location: Turpin Stadium, NSU, Natchitoches, LA 71457

Date: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 6:00pm
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Farm to Table: Foodways at Los Adaes

Farm to Table: Foodways at Los Adaes

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will host a tour of the heritage garden at Los Adaes State Historic Site on Friday, Sept. 14 at 11 am featuring a talk on historic foodways as well as samples of period dishes.

From the archival records, it is known that the Spanish at Los Adaes had yearly struggles getting their crops to grow in the thick clay soil found in the region. As a result, they relied heavily on their beef cattle and trade with their Native and French neighbors to supply them with food. Even today, agricultural operations in the western part of Natchitoches parish is mostly limited to the raising of cattle. “We often look at historic structures or sites to provide us with a connection to a vanishing past. Yet we often overlook what appears on our plates, and forget to ponder how this dish came into existence,” remarked CRNHA Ranger Michael Mumaugh. “The Farm to Table presentation will allow visitors to look at heritage crops grown in the region as well as taste their unique flavor in a dish that is still being served today with modern ingredients,” continued Mumaugh.

Come out and explore the heritage garden at Los Adaes State Historic Site and learn about the crops that were grown, as well as meals that were eaten at Los Adaes. During the 30 minute program, samples of some of the dishes served at Los Adaes will be offered. Moreover, a majority of the ingredients came from the heritage garden! So come enjoy this cultural exploration of “farm to table”. School Groups are welcomed. We just ask that you call us before September 7th with a headcount. This is an outdoor program, so groups are also encouraged to bring blankets to sit on, as seating will be limited.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact CRNHA by phone at 318-356-5555 or by email to MMumaugh@CaneRiverNHA.org.

Los Adaes SHS is located just off Highway 6 near Robeline at 6354 Highway 485.

Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:00am
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Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

September 14 & 15, 2018
Downtown Riverbank, historic Natchitoches

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

Schedule Of Events – FREE ADMISSION

Friday, September 14, 2018

5:00  PM – GATES OPEN

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BREWFEST – This free event is open too anyone 21 and over.  IDs will be checked. Sponsored Glazier Distributing.  

6:00 PM – 10:30 PM – Live Entertainment

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 

FREE ADMISSION

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, FOOD VENDORS, ARTS & CRAFTS

WATER SLIDE, BUCK ‘N BULL, GYRO, CLIMBING WALL, INFLATABLES, LASER TAG, ZOMBIES & MORE!

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM – LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

10:00 P.M. – Big Fireworks Show
Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00pm
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The Caddo and Their Ancestors • Q&A w/ Jeffrey S. Girard

The Caddo and Their Ancestors • Q&A w/ Jeffrey S. Girard

Taking an archaeological perspective on the past, Jeffrey Girard traces native human habitation in northwest Louisiana from the end of the last Ice Age, through the formation of the Caddo culture in the tenth century BCE, to the early nineteenth century. Employing the results of recent scientific investigations, The Caddo and Their Ancestors: Archaeology and the Native People of Northwest Louisiana depicts a distinct and dynamic population spanning from precolonial times to the dawn of the modern era. 

Please join us Saturday, September 15 at 2 p.m. at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Jeff Girard, state regional archaeologist and assistant professor at Northwestern State University, discusses recent archaeological investigations and the implications for understanding the early Caddo peoples.

This event is free and open to the public.

Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
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62nd Annual Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program

62nd Annual Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program

The 62nd Annual Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program will be held Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the A.A. Fredricks Auditorium at Northwestern State University. The Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program includes the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant, the Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant, the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant, and the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Outstanding Teen Pageant. All events will be held at the A.A. Fredricks Auditorium on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. 

 

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the twelfth grade in a Natchitoches Parish school. Participants compete in scholastic achievement, interview, evening wear and onstage question. The winner will be crowned Miss Merry Christmas and will receive a cash scholarship and other prizes and awards.  Christmas Belles will also be selected from the pageant. Miss Merry Christmas will serve as the official hostess of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.  She and the Christmas Belles will represent Natchitoches at various events throughout the holiday season.

 

The Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in grades 9-11 in a Natchitoches Parish school. Participants compete in scholastic achievement, interview, casual wear, evening wear and onstage question. The winner will receive a cash scholarship and other prizes and is eligible to compete in the Teen Princess Louisiana Pageant in summer 2019.

 

There is a $75 entry fee to enter the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and a $50 entry fee to enter the Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant. There must be at least 10 girls entered in the Miss Merry Christmas pageant and 5 girls entered in the Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant for each pageant to take place. All applications and entry fees for the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and the Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant must be returned to the Main Street Office at 781 Front Street, Natchitoches, no later than Friday, August 31, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. 

 

The Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the twelfth grade through age 24 by December 31, 2019, enrolled in high school or college, or meets the state residency requirement. Participants compete in interview, fitness in swimsuit, talent, evening wear and onstage question. The winner will be crowned Miss Natchitoches City of Lights and will receive  $1,000 In-Kind Scholarship to Northwestern State University, $7,200 In-Kind Scholarship to Louisiana College, official Miss America Local Crown, custom embroidered sash, appearance package and much more. The winner must be available to attend Miss Louisiana State Meeting in April, 2019 and the Miss Louisiana State Competition in June, 2019 held in Monroe, Louisiana.

 

The Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Outstanding Teen Pageant is open to young ladies who will be 13 by April 13, 2019 and not older than 17 by July 31, 2019. Participants will compete in interview, fitness in sportswear, talent, evening wear and onstage question. The winner will receive official Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Local Crown, custom embroidered sash, appearance package and go on to compete in the Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Pageant.

 

There is a $100 entry fee to enter the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Outstanding Teen Pageant, and participants for the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant will be required to raise $100 in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donations in lieu of an entry fee. All applications and entry fees for the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant and the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Outstanding Teen Pageant must be submitted to pageant director Gregory O’Quinn via email at gregoquinn78@yahoo.com or mailed to 6801 W 70th Street #44, Shreveport, LA 71129 by September 7th, 2018. 

 

All applications can be downloaded electronically at http://www.natchitochesla.gov/news-press-room or picked up at the Natchitoches Main Street Office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Janna Jenkins at (318) 352-2746.

Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 (All day)
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