Fairs & Festivals

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2017 – Info for Families

2017 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9, 2017Official Festival Grounds:  Ponchatoula’s Memorial Park, but the Festival takes over all of downtown Ponchatoula.  Official Website (Includes Entertainment Schedule)Official Facebook Page (‘Like’ the Festival’s page for updates over the weekend!) HOURS Friday: 12 noon – 10:30 pm Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm (Don’t miss the parade at 9:30 a.m.)Sunday: 10 am(…)

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Come One, Come All to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is an all day enjoyable, unique event. The easily accessible location is off River Road in Hammond. The 2016 Fest runs rain or shine from 9:45 am – dusk on weekends November 5 to December 11, plus Friday. Nov. 25, which is Family Day (child admissions are half price).  My family attended this event the(…)

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Pick a Pumpkin! Family Fall Fun for 2016

Pick a Pumpkin! Family Fall Fun for 2016

Fall is finally here – it’s my favorite time of year! I made it through the Louisiana summer and it’s time for the fall and winter holiday season. Every year my family visits a local pumpkin patch. Below are some options for you and your family. Comment on this post if you have one to(…)

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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2016 – Info for Families

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2016 – Info for Families

2016 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10, 2016Official Festival Grounds:  Ponchatoula’s Memorial Park, but the Festival takes over all of downtown Ponchatoula.  Official Website (Includes Entertainment Schedule)Official Facebook Page (‘Like’ the Festival’s page for updates over the weekend!) HOURS Friday: 12 noon – 10:30 pm  (Music, Beer, & all Food booths open at 5 pm)Saturday: 9 am -(…)

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Come One, Come All to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Come One, Come All to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is an all day enjoyable, unique event. The easily accessible location is off River Road in Hammond. The 2015 Fest runs rain or shine from 9:45 am – 5 pm on weekends November 7 to December 13, plus Friday. Nov. 27, which is Family Day (child admissions are half price).  My family attended(…)

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Harmonies for Heros – Music Concert to Support Our Troops

On May 16-17, come out to Hammond and enjoy music and support our heroes at the H4H festival! A FUN WAY TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND OUR COMMUNITY! Times: Saturday, May 16 from 11 am – 11 pm and Sunday, May 17 from 11 am – 6 pm Cost: $10 donation – which goes directly(…)

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Dragon Boat Festival & Races

The 6th Annual  Walgreens Greater New Orleans International Dragon Boat Festival & Races will be held Saturday, May 9 (starting at 8 am) on the Tchefuncte River in Madisonville. The Tchefuncte River will come alive with the sounds of beating drums, splashing water, impassioned paddlers, cheering crowds and bustling festival grounds. Participants and spectators will be treated to a day of(…)

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St. Joseph Spring Fair

St. Joseph School in Ponchatoula presents a weekend of rides, food, music, auctions, and fun at its Spring fair on Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2 –  and Sunday, May 3. This year, bands have been added, including the Molly Ringwalds on Saturday night! See schedule below and visit the event website for more information on the 5K, raffles(…)

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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2015 – Info for Families

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2015 – Info for Families

2015 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12, 2015Official Festival Grounds:  Ponchatoula’s Memorial Park, but the Festival takes over all of downtown Ponchatoula.  Official Website (Includes Entertainment Schedule)Official Facebook Page (‘Like’ the Festival’s page for updates over the weekend!) Hours Friday (Family Night): 12 noon – 10 pm  (Music, Beer, & all Food booths open at 5:30 pm)Saturday: 9(…)

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Trade Days & Arts-Craft Fair

Have you been to beautiful downtown Ponchatoula lately? Here is a perfect opportunity! Trade Days is a three-day outdoor festival with antiques, collectibles, fine arts, craft booths, foods, and children’s activities. Admission is free and the event runs from Friday, March 6 –  Sunday, Mar. 8 from 9am – 5 pm each day. This three day(…)

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