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The Ark-La-Tex Fall Festival Guide

These festivals are for 2021 that we know of. Because of the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, check back here often for updates, cancellations and postponements. Click on the name of the event to be taken to their website. Also make sure you are following social distancing and wearing a face mask if required. If you know of a festival coming up, let us know by using the Contact form and we’ll add it to the Fall Festival Guide.

Fall Festival Guide

OCTOBER 2021

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Prize Fest

September 24-October 2

Prize Fest Online is a festival experience featuring all kinds of artistic exhibitions and competitions. Watch short films made in Louisiana by filmmakers from across the world. Hear captivating bands and musicians from across region. Eat local food and invite national chefs into your homes to teach you how to cook like the masters. See stunning local fashion cross the runway. Or catch a comedy show this year.

Location – Online and in downtown Shreveport


Red River County Historical Society Fall Bazaar

October 2

There’s so much to do from tours of historic properties, terrific food, the Children’s Corner, Bake Shop, and of course arts and crafts. Help keep historical buildings in shape at this fair.

Location – Historic Red River County Courthouse, Clarksville, Tex.  Google Map


2020 Fall Festival & Trade Days

October 2

Have fun at the biggest Fall Festival & Trade Days yet. It keeps getting bigger every year!

Location – Prescott Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, Prescott, Ark  Google Map


Ida Harvest Festival

October 2

Following a 5K, there’ll be a pancake, sausage, biscuit and gravy breakfast. Live music, games and bounce houses. Partake in a cake walk, meet the Ida bee man and more.

Location – 6900 E. Magnolia, Ida, La  Google Map


47th Annual Hallsville Western Days

October 2

Since the early 1970s, this festival celebrates horses and the West. Have fun with arts and crafts booths, food booths, a parade and more.

Location – Hallsville City Park, Hallsville, Tex  Google Map


33rd Annual MusicFest on the Square

October 2

Listen to lots of music from noon until late night along with an amazing rib cook off.

Location – Main Street, El Dorado, Ark  Google Map


Red River Revel

October 2-10

Art, food, music, a kids area and so much more in one place! The Revel returns and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun!

Location – Festival Plaza, Shreveport  Google Map


East Texas Poultry Festival

October 7-9

Three-day festival saluting the poultry industry. Arts & crafts, carnival, live entertainment, food vendors,  creative arts, poultry judging and much more.

Location – John D Windham Civic Center 146 Express Blvd, Center, TX  Google Map


40th Annual TASTE – A Festival of Food and Art

October 7-15

For 2021, the festival is all virtual. During the week, you can buy and use the TASTE 2021 Coupon Book for specials at area restaurants and shops. You can also participate in Zoom Culinary and Art classes.


Zwolle Tamale Fiesta

October 7-10

Celebrate the rich Spanish and Native American heritage of the area! See the parade, eat some tamales, dance to the live music, eat more tamales, test your mettle in the arm wrestling contest. Oh, did we mention the tamales?

Location – 1100 S. Main St., Zwolle, La  Google Map


Lumberjack Festival

October 9

Since 1984, people who attend this festival get a little “Jack Pride.” It’s a celebration of the timber industry that surrounds Springhill. There’ll be a car and tractor show, parade, baggo tournament and more.

Location – Springhill, La  Google Map


39th Annual Fire Ant Festival

October 9

Without a doubt, this is one of the most intriguing festivals in the area.  The Children’s area has been expanded with more bounce houses.  Participate in any of the contests from gurning to cupcakes. All to celebrate the fire ant.

Location – Downtown Marshall, Tex  Google Map


Tappedtober Craft Beer & Wine Fest

October 9

Come out for the family environment, top-notch entertainment and an even expanding beer and wine selections. Help improve access to healthcare in our community!

Location – Front Street, Natchitoches, La  Google Map


Frierson Fall Fest Swap & Trade Day

October 16

Come out and add a chicken to the fam. Plus a pumpkin carving contest and chili cookoff. Free admission with fun activities for the kids.

Location – 172 Stonewall Frierson Rd., Frierson, La  Google Map


Detroit Fall Fest

October 17

Fun for the whole family. Shopping, bounce houses for the kids, great food and much more.

Location – Detroit Tabernacle, 180 E. Garner Dr., Detroit, Tex  Google Map


29th Annual Taste of Jefferson

October 17

Live music accompanies this showcase of local restaurants serving up their favorite meals. Enjoy outdoor dining and music.

Location – Downtown Jefferson Tex.,  Google Map


Annual Fall Festival

October 21  5:00pm-7:00pm

It’s a free festival featuring hayrides, games, candy and more. See the movie Cruella at dusk near the airplane.

Location – Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Tex  Google Map


21st Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival

October 23

Come out for the hands-on activities for children, live animals, live music, food truck, living history demonstrations, arts, crafts and more.

Location – Cane River National Historical Park, 400 Rapides Rd., Natchez, La  Google Map


Shreveport Brew

October 23

Sample many of the 100+ local and international beers. Plus they’ll have food and music.

Location – Festival Plaza, Shreveport  Google Map


Uncorked Food & Wine Festival

October 23  3:00pm-9:00pm

Seven Texas wineries from all over will be on hand. Enjoy boutique shopping, pumpkin patch and live music.

Location – Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Tex   Google Map


Arkansas Indie Fest

October 23  9:00am-6:00pm

The festivals celebrates curated works from video games, tabletop games, animated shorts, short films and zines.

Location – Reynolds Community Center, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Ark  Google Map


Louisiana Legends Fest

October 30  9:00am-4:00pm

The streets of Homer will be full of southern charm, food, history and of course, music. Discover Claiborne’s best here.

Location – Downtown Homer, La

NOVEMBER 2021

Sabine Freestate Festival

November 5-7

See how the pioneers lived in the area that used to be the border between the United States and Spain. Watch an old-style shootout and a sugar cane demo.

Location – Florien, La  Google Map


Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb Veterans Day Powwow & Native American Art Fest

November 6

Spend the afternoon with an art walk, veteran’s powwow, tribal dancing and more.

Location – 217 Gene Knight Rd., Noble, La  Google Map


Logansport Christmas Festival

November 20-January 1

Spend the evening along the banks of the Sabine River and see the lights of Logansport. On November 20, help kick off the season with a big party.

Location – Logansport Riverbank area  Google Map


94th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

November 20 – January 6

The parade is back and the voice of Scooby Doo, Scott Innis will be the Grand Marsahl. There will over 300,000 lights along the Cane River Lake and Historic Downtown Landmark District!

Location – Downtown Natchitoches, Natchitoches  Google Map


Rockets Over the Red Fireworks Festival

November 27

The Christmas holiday season explodes with fireworks over the Red River. See the largest Christmas tree displays in the region. Enjoy lots of entertainment. Check out our story and get tips on where to sit here.

Location – Shreveport-Bossier Riverfront  Google Map

SEPTEMBER 2021

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Cirque du Lot

September 3  5:00pm-10:00pm

What was once Cirque du Lac now has transformed into a new location. Just like before, it’s an art festival with music, food and family entertainment.

Location – The Lot Downtown, 400 Crockett St., Shreveport  Google Map


Mudstock

September 3

It’s one of the biggest ATV/UTV riding parties in the country. Time to get down and dirty for some good, clean fun.

Location – Muddy Bottoms ATV & Recreation Park, Sarepta, La  Google Map


Pioneer Days

September 4-6

Celebrate life in the old days of East Texas. Parade and Street Dance on September 4. Concert on Labor Day. Boat rides, arts, crafts, exhibits and more.

Location – Marion County Courthouse, Jefferson, Tex.  Google Map


Shreveport Blues and Southern Soul Pre-Labor Day Festival

September 5

The best of soul and blues music come together for a night of revelry.

Location – Festival Plaza, Shreveport  Google Map


Patriotic Gospel Fest

September 9-11 and 16-18, 7:00pm

It’s a music celebration of God and country. Listen to the classics as well as new music.

Location – Back Alley Community Theatre, US Hwy 171 at LA 3015, Grand Cane, La  Google Map


Harrison County Extension Fest

September 11

Meet some of the clubs that the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension supports in East Texas. From beekeepers and master gardeners to quilters and Cattlemen, it’s going to be a fun time. Dozens of activities for everyone including a mechanical bull and Cow Pie Bingo.

Location – Telegraph Park, Marshall  Google Map


Pioneer Heritage Festival

September 17-18

Explore Greenwood and its history. Tour the Historic Dunn House. Do some shopping. Participate in the fishing tournament or the chili cook off.

Location – Downtown Greenwood, La  Google Map


Highland Jazz & Blues Festival

September 18

It will be THE party in the park. This free event brings jazz and blues artists from all over the country. Plus good food and local arts to shop at.

Location – Columbia Park, Shreveport  Google Map


Potlatch

September 18

It’s a wonderful community event as they bring back some of your favorite memories from the 80s and 90s. Music, magic and more!

Location – Carthage Civic Center, 1702 S. Adams St., Carthage, Tex  Google Map


Kiamichi Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest

September 24-25

It’s going to be a scaled back, night-only festival this year. Friday night will be Gospel entertainment. Saturday night features The Jerry Tim’s Band and Casey Donahue. Beavers Bend State Park is undergoing construction so be prepared.

Location – Beavers Bend State Park Ampitheater,  4350 S, OK-259A, Broken Bow, Okla  Google Map


Prize Fest

September 24-October 2

Prize Fest Online is a festival experience featuring all kinds of artistic exhibitions and competitions. Watch short films made in Louisiana by filmmakers from across the world. Hear captivating bands and musicians from across region. Eat local food and invite national chefs into your homes to teach you how to cook like the masters. See stunning local fashion cross the runway. Or catch a comedy show this year.

Location – Online and in downtown Shreveport


Heritage & Harvest Tour

September 25  10:00am-4:00pm

Take a day and tour north Caddo Parish to see the towns along Highway 71 and Highway 3049. Visit Ida, Mira, Hosston, Gilliam, Belcher and Dixie. Click the link above for more details.

Location – Along Highway 71 and Highway 3049 from Dixie to Mira.


Oktoberfest

September 26  1:00pm-7:00pm

This family friendly event featured smoked bratwursts, food and drink specials, live music, bounce houses and more.

Location – Ellerbe Park, Shreveport