PORT ALLEN, La. (BRPROUD) — A fall harvest time festival in West Baton Rouge Parish will be back for its 28th year, giving people a glimpse into the culture and history of Louisiana sugarcane farming.
SugarFest is free to attend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 at the West Baton Rouge Museum grounds.
Organizers said the festival gives people of all ages the chance to learn about culture, music and history local to the parish. There’s plenty of entertainment from folk art and craft demonstrations to live music featuring blues, Dixieland jazz, folk, Cajun, Zydeco and bluegrass. Demonstrations include praline candy making, blacksmithing, bousillage making and wood working with antique hand tools.
There will be an area for kids and a rum tasting for those 21 years old and older.
There’s no shortage of sugary samples for anyone with a sweet tooth.
The museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen.