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Fall Festival 2023
The 51st annual Destrehan Plantation’s Fall Festival is a highly anticipated event that celebrates the charm and history of Louisiana’s ever-changing seasons. This year, as in the past, the festival promises a delightful experience for visitors of all ages. With its picturesque setting and colossal space, it’s no wonder that this festival has become an anticipated event in the region. So grab your friends and come explore the highlights of the Fall Festival and why it’s a must-visit this autumn.
History of the Destrehan Plantation
The history of Destrehan Plantation is a reflection of its complex past. Two years after its completion, its original owner, Robin deLogny, passed away. Following his death in 1792, the property changed hands to his daughter, Celeste, and her husband, Jean Noel.
During this era, the plantation employed 59 enslaved individuals who cultivated and processed indigo. Jean Noel introduced sugar cane cultivation, and by 1804, the plantation, now operated by 56 enslaved laborers, produced 203,000 pounds of sugar. This historical account highlights the multifaceted narrative of Destrehan Plantation, encompassing both its agricultural achievements and the somber legacy of enslaved labor.
Entertainment and Music Lineup
Get ready for an exhilarating lineup of entertainment and music at the Destrehan Plantation’s Fall Festival! On Saturday, November 11, 2023, we kick off with the sensational Kayla Woodson from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, followed by the dynamic Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition, who will keep the energy high from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm.
On Sunday, November 12, 2023, groove to the tunes of the Peyton Falgoust Band, also performing from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. As you enjoy the music, explore the incredible craft vendors from all over the United States and discover unique treasures in the mule barn from antique dealers across Louisiana. Plus, there’s plenty of fun for the kids with pony rides, stuffed animal making, face painting, and fall-themed arts & crafts. It’s a weekend you won’t want to miss!
Date and Admission
This year, the Destrehan Plantation’s Annual Fall Festival will take place on November 11th and 12th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This budget-friendly event is priced at $9.00 for adults and teens, $5.00 for children aged 6 to 12, and free for kids under 5.
Tours of the historic house are also available for $15.00 per person but free for children 12 and under. These admission fees support the River Road Historical Society, a non-profit organization, and help fund the live entertainment, making it a vital fundraiser for the ability to make this festivity a possibility.
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