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September 21-
October 1
Monroe, LA 2017 Ark-La-Miss Fair; Monroe Civic Center; 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway. The Fair has been a major part of Monroe/West Monroe for decades. It brings joy and fun to family and friends while providing a great way to give back to the community! For a daily schedule of events, visit the website! We'll see you at the fair! .Phone: 318-329-2225
September 21-23 Springhill, LA 66th Annual Springhill PRCA Rodeo, Louisiana's oldest rodeo, since 1951.This is rodeo at its finest!  N.E. 11th St and Machen Dr; Opening ceremonies at 7:30 p.m., Rodeo held at 8 p.m. nightly.  Thursday: Family night. Admission $10 adults, Children under 12 - $6; Friday and Saturday: Admission $12 adults, Children under 12 - $8. Saturday-Trail Ride at 9 a.m. Meet across from Sarepta School. Free!
Saturday afternoon is the parade down Main Street in historic downtown Springhill at 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Will Lynd at 318-469-6358. 318-423-0928;   www.visitwebster.net
September 22 - 24 Bossier City, LA El Karubah Shrine celebrates it's 71st Annual Shrine Circus. Come see the elephants, tigers, and much more! The Shrine Circus is a fundraising event for the El Karubah Shriners, known for their tireless and colorful participation in the community service projects and philanthropic pursuits. Shriners International is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world. For more information on El Karubah Shrine, visit www.elkarubah.org. Net proceeds from the Shrine Circus benefit the El Karubah Shrine, and are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. Children 3 and up must have a ticket. Children tickets for ages 3 - 12 are discounted. Show Times:  Friday, Sept. 22: 7:00 p.m. ;Saturday, Sept. 23: 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. 2000 CenturyLink Center Dr; 318-747-2501 www.elkarubah.org
September 23 West Monroe, LA 2017 River Rat Paddle Challenge. Paddle down the historic Ouachita River in this exciting, competitive event. The route starts at the Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp and finishes at Trapp's. The race will be about 6 and a half miles long and will include divisions for paddleboards, canoes, and kayaks (multiple lengths/styles) for men, women, and children. Be sure to hang out at Trapp's after the race for the awards ceremony and after party! Proceeds will benefit Horse Assisted Therapy Services of North Louisiana. Bayou D'arbonne Boat Ramp; 2038 Bayou Darbonne Dr., West Monroe; 10:00am - 2:00pm; Cost: $50; Phone: 318-325-8889; Website: www.riverratpaddlechallenge.com/ Email: elliottjr@id121.com
September 23 - October 31 Shreveport, LA    Dixie Maze Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze; This farm offers fall fun for the whole family. It features a pumpkin patch, childrens activities, cornfield maze and pony rides. For Halloween lovers, Dixie Maze features a haunted corn maze, a mile-long trail of terror and zombie paintball.   9596 Sentell Rd.; www.dixiemaze.com
September 29 - 30 Natchitoches, LA 11th Annual Natchitoches Car Show; Presented by: Natchitoches Historic District Business Association Celebrating their 11th annual event, the Natchitoches Car Show is held each year. Enjoy a guided tour of Landmark Historic District, visit Ft. St. Jean Baptiste, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Historic Museum, along with shops and restaurants in the business district. Downtown Natchitoches; www.Natchitochescarshow.com  
September 30 - October 7 Shreveport, LA Red River Revel Arts Festival; This eight-day festival features more than 100 visual artists, music from every genre and fun activities in the children’s area. Sample a variety of local food and art at the 41st Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival. Festival Hours: Thursday, Friday, & Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Children’s Area Hours: Saturdays & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday thru Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
REVEL ADMISSION; Free Admission; Monday: All Day; Tuesday – Friday: Until 5:30 p.m.
Every Day: Military with Valid ID and Children 12 & under (when accompanied by an adult); $5 Admission Fee; Saturdays & Sunday: All Day; Tuesday – Friday: After 5:30 p.m.; $10 • 8-Day Reveler Pass
Pay once and get in every day with your own Reveler Pass! 101 Crockett; 318-424-4000;  www.redriverrevel.com 
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October 2 - 7 Winnfield, LA Winn Parish Fair & Rodeo. Winn Parish Fairground. Rodeo presented by Winn Western Riding Association. For more information call 318-413-0595
October  3 Alexandria, LA Drop-In-Drawing for Adults; Alexandria Museum of Art; 933 Second Street; 5:30PM - 7:00PM; FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! Class is limited to 20 per meeting date. Offers basic instruction in drawing techniques to get you started. Class meets every first Tuesday 5:30-7:00 and will offer introductions to a variety of drawing mediums, tips and approach techniques with some still life, figures and 2D images as inspiration.  All supplies included. Sign in at the front desk and pay in the classroom – cash, check or cc.  NO pre-registration required; Admission:  FREE to AMoA members, $10 for non-members; Alexandria Museum of Art
October 5 Monroe,
West Monroe, LA
Downtown Gallery Crawl; DeSiard and Trenton Streets; Presented by the Downtown Arts Alliance, ten art galleries in downtown Monroe and West Monroe are open all evening for the public to enjoy great art, food, drink and music. Original art is for sale, tax free. Admission is free. 5:00pm-9:00pm; Phone: 318-503-5125
October 6 -8 Pineville, LA 2017 Fall Fly In; Pineville Municipal Airport; 200 Lake Buhlow Road. 3pm Friday October 6 – Noon Sunday October 8; Website:  2017 Fall Fly In
October 7 Monroe, LA Swartz Lions Club Arts and Crafts Fair; Woodmen of the World Hall; 454 Highway 80 East, Monroe. Arts and Crafts Fair Sponsoring the Swartz Lions Club of Swartz, LA. Arts and Crafts * Handmade Goods * Independent and Local Vendors. Door Prizes and Raffle. 9 am - 4 pm; FREE ADMISSION; 3183429745
October 11-15 Alexandria, LA Rapides Parish Fair; Highway 71 South Fairgrounds; 8149 US Hwy 71 South;   Rapides Parish Fair; http://www.therapidesparishfair.com/   318-767-3968
October 14 Columbia, LA 62nd Louisiana Art & Folk Festival. Downtown Columbia -Main Street. Antique Car Show, Crafts, Music, Food- Fun for the whole family. For more information call 318-649-0726.
October 14 Natchitoches, La Wings Over Natchitoches Air Show; Static Aircraft Display & Aerobatic Air Show; Wings Over Natchitoches, Inc., a charitable corporation in cooperation with Natchitoches Regional Airport, invites you to attend ‘Wings Over Natchitoches’ on Saturday, October 14th.  This family friendly event will feature nationally recognized performers in “the Best Southern Small Town in America” according to USA Today. ‘Wings Over Natchitoches’ will take place at the Natchitoches Regional Airport located at 450 Wallenberg Drive.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and plenty of sunscreen.  An adult must accompany all children.  (Alcohol, ice chests, and pets are strictly prohibited.)  Admission and parking are free. Concessions and memorabilia will be available at the event. Location: Natchitoches Regional Airport 450 Wallenberg Drive; https://www.wingsovernatchitoches.org/
October 13 - 15 Natchitoches, LA 63rd Annual Fall Tour of Homes gives you the opportunity to explore the most beautiful historic homes in Natchitoches Parish. 780 Front Street, Ste. 100, For more information and purchasing tickets please visit MelrosePlantation.org ; 800-259-1714; http://www.natchitoches.com/ ; Email
October 19-21 Alexandria, LA A Very Merry Market 2017; The Junior League of Alexandria hosts the 14th annual A Very Merry Market. Our three day shopping event is filled with merchants from across the country showcasing home decor, women's and children's apparel, jewelry, toys, gourmet foods, and much more! The market kicks off with Ladies Night on Thursday evening, Friday is filled with special events, and Saturday are the character events. All proceeds from A Very Merry Market go toward the community outreach projects and volunteer efforts of the Junior League of Alexandria. Alexandria Riverfront Center; 707 Second Street,   Website:  A Very Merry Market 2017; www.jlalexandria.com
October 21 Monroe, LA Louisiana Food and Music Festival; Enjoy live music throughout the day while trying out a variety of food trucks and vendors! And, as with every other RiverMarket, vendors are out selling a variety of products, services, and art. RiverMarket, 316 South Grand, Monroe; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Free Admission; 316 South Grand; 318-807-1735
October 21 West Monroe, LA Pumpkin Fest; Antique Alley; 100-400 blocks of Trenton Street, Kids will love this pumpkin themed fall festival featuring arts, crafts, dancing and more. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
October 26 - 28 Alexandria, LA Alexandria Zoological Park: Zoo Boo; Alexandria Zoological Park; 3016 Masonic Drive; 6:00PM - 8:30PM; Join in the fun at Central Louisiana's BIGGEST Halloween extravaganza. This family-friendly Halloween experience is three nights of SPOOKTACULAR, SCARE-FREE fun! Enjoy Halloween activities for kids at the Festival Plaza, photo ops, and sweets and treats along the trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo. *Cash only. FOTAZ memberships and other zoo passes are not valid during Zoo Boo. Treat bags are provided. Website:  Alexandria Zoological Park: Zoo Boo
October 28 Monroe, LA Boo at the Zoo; ZombieBoo at the Zoo with Costume Contests, Best Zombie Walk Contest, and Best Zombie Moan Contest. There will be games, candy, and fun for the whole family. Louisiana Purchase Zoo; 1405 Bernstein Park Road; 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Cost: $7; 318-329-2138
October 28; 31 Monroe, LA Haunted Nature Trail at Black Bayou Lake; Come and take a spooky walk on the nature trail, you never know what kind of wildlife you may encounter. You can come at any point between 6:30-8:30 and then enjoy s'mores when you survive! Costumes encouraged . Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge; 480 Richland Pl Drive; Free. 318-387-1114.

For more information or to confirm dates call the telephone number given for the event.