Natchitoches Events/Attractions


 Smokin’ on the Red; date changed for Campti festival: Bence Nicholas, chairperson for the “Smokin on the Red” Fall Festival in Campti had to change the dates because of the election. It will be Oct. 30-Nov. 1. There is a good number of people listed to help this year. They are: Rhonda Ross, April Telsee, Jeannie Turner, Shirley Bush, Maggie Caldwell, Tarlisha Hudson, Ruthie Vaughn and La-chake Johnson. Notice there are no men listed, so come on guys, get with it and give these ladies some help. Let’s make it the big one.
Park announces bike ride line up for fall: Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CRCNHP) announces Bike Ride dates for Fall. The rides include stops at historical sites along Cane River. CRCNHP and park partners continue this program to foster an atmosphere of learning and healthy living through exercise. The park provides bikes, helmets and water for all rides. The first bike ride will start at Magnolia Plantation Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m., stop at Monee’s Ferry, and end back at Magnolia Plantation. Ranger Tim van Cleave will present a program about Monett’s Ferry and the Battle of Cloutierville. The second bike ride will start at Oakland Plantation Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. stop at Maison de Marie Therese Museum and end back at Oakland Plantation. The third bike ride will start at Oakland Planation Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. stop at Cherokee Planation and end back at Oakland Plantation. This ride is reservation only contact ranger Tim van Cleave to make reservations at 356-8441.
Campti News: Lakeview carnival will run for 4 days; proceeds go to athletic department: The Lakeview High School Carnival will be held Oct. 9-12. Different activities are scheduled for the event. All proceeds will go to the athletic department. Come out, have some fun and meet the students and teachers. The Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 24. Don’t forget about Smokin’ on the Red in Campti is the following weekend. I sure hope the next two weeks are better than these last two.

St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold it’s church fair Oct. 9-11: Events will kick off Friday with a fish dinner from 6-8 p.m. with music by DJ Butchie. Plates are $9. Rusty Metoyer and the Zydeco Krush will play from 8 p.m.-midnight. Admission is $10. Saturday and Sunday’s events are free and open to the public. Saturday the fair will continue at 8 a.m. with a JROTC drill meet.
Attendees can go on a self-guided tour of St. Augustine Catholic Church, established in 1829. The church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014 because of its significance to Catholic and Creole history. There will be a country store selling crafts and authentic creole cuisine. Tickets for a quilt raffle will be sold for $1, participants need no be present to win. The quilt was hand stitched by the Christian Mothers Quilting Club and is titled “Peaceful Waters.” The winner will be chosen Sunday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Activities will include fair games and bingo. The Louisiana Creole Heritage Pageant will have a booth for registration Oct. 9-11. Registration is open to Louisiana residents ages three months- 12 years. Registration is $80. The pageant will be Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Events Center. The church is located approximately 15 miles south of Natchitoches at 2250 La. Hwy 484. For information call the church at 379-2521 or Visitors Center at 259-1714

































Oakland presents book lecture Oct. 8, Fall Tour Oct. 10-11 and bike rides Oct. 17 and 31: The weather is slowly cooling off and October is a great time to visit Cane River Creole National Historical Park. Shreveport author Phylis Caskey will give a lecture on her book “Skinny Dipping in Cane River” Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. This presentation will take place at the Cammie G. Henry Research Center in Watson Library on the NSU campus. She will sign books from 1-3 p.m. at the Oakland Plantation bookstore Saturday, Oct. 10.
Since 1954, Oakland has been featured in the annual Fall Tour of Homes. This year’s fall tour will take place on Oct. 10-11 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. On a typical day park rangers provide guided tours, but during the Fall Tour, the Prud’homme family returns to their ancestral home. Three generations of Prud’hommes will be on hand giving tours, and interacting with the public. Visitors will be able to visit with former Oakland residents Elvin Shields and Mary Metoyer. Shields and his family were sharecroppers at Oakland in the 1950s. Metoyer grew up in the Oakland overseer’s house with her family. She will share her childhood recollections. This is a free event. October is the beginning of the fall bike rides at Magnolia Plantation. A ride will be held to Monette’s Ferry Saturday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. This ride is 20 miles round trip. A ride will start from Oakland Plantation to the Maison Marie Thérèse Museum Saturday, Oct. 31 at 9 a.m. The park provides bikes, helmets, safety vests and water. All rides and programs are free. For more information call Tim Van Cleave at 356-8441.

Hospital foundation will host golf tournament: The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation will hold its annual fall scramble presented by C. D. Morgan & Associates Monday, Oct. 26 at the Alexandria Golf and Country Club in Woodworth. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch followed by a shotgun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams as well as closest to the hole and longest drive winners. Refreshments and live entertainment will conclude the tournament. The tournament will be limited to 18 four-man teams. Sponsorships are due Monday, Sept. 21. Team entries are due Monday, Oct. 19. For more information about major sponsorships, 4-man team entries, and T-box sponsorships, visit or contact the Foundation Office, 318.214.4558,












































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