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Upcoming Events for Louisiana
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Ongoing New Iberia
Teche Area Farmers’ Market
West Main Street
The market is open year round on Saturday mornings from 7-11 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons 2:30-6 p.m. Experience our harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists, and crafters. If you are interested in participating or would like additional information, contact Trent Broussard at 337-352-0691 or Jane Braud at 337-369-2330.
Lafayette Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market at the Horse Farm
2913 Johnston St.
This market serves as the premier venue for seasonal, farm-based products and artisanal creations offered by local producers, artists, and vendors. Every Saturday, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. For more information visit www.MarketAtTheHorseFarm.com.
Ongoing Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Orchid Society
Every third Wednesday at 7 p.m., the BROS will hold their monthly meeting with speakers, growing tips, plant clinics, and raffles. Join in the fun. For more information, visit www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org.
March 2, Baton Rouge
EBRMG Gardening Talks
Main Library on Goodwood
The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener (EBRMG) Association will offer presentations on warm season annuals and ornamental grasses. The talks are scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m., are free, and open to the public. Registration is not required. For additional information on the EBRMG library series or the association’s other outreach activities, visit ebrmg.com.
March 4, Baton Rouge
LSU AgCenter at Burden
Hundreds of herb plants for sale, refreshments, classes, activities, culinary demonstrations, and vendors. Free admission. Visit www.lsu.edu/botanic-gardens/events for more information.
March 6, April 3. Baton Rouge
Reflections in the Garden
Burden Conference Center
Join the Burden Horticulture Society for horticulture focused lectures noon-1 p. m. The event is free for Burden Horticulture Society Members and $10 at the door for non-members at the Ione Burden Conference Center. You may bring a lunch; drinks are provided. Call 225-763-3990 for more information.
March 11-12, Garyville
San Francisco Plantation
Join San Francisco Plantation for a day of family fun, crafters, artists, food, music, and spring garden show. The Frisco Spring Crafters & Artists Garden Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. daily at beautiful San Francisco Plantation. The festival will feature over 100 crafters, artist, and chefs. The admission will be $5 for festival (12 & under free) and tour tickets for home $10 (6 & under free). More information is available by calling 985-535-2341 or by visiting www.sanfranciscoplantation.org.
March 17, Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Garden Club Meeting
7950 Independence Boulevard
The session includes short programs on horticulture and design given by members during the monthly meeting. The session begins at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments, program starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call Cindy Moran at 225-806-5377.
March 17 & 18, Covington
Northshore Garden & Plant Sale
St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds
Kick off the spring season at the St. Tammany Master Gardeners' garden and plant sale. Under Pavilion, rain or shine, 60+ plant, garden accessories, and educational booths, seminars, cooking demos, children’s activities, food trucks and more, 9a.m.- 4 p.m. Adults $5. Free for 18 and under, police, fire, and EMTs. Free parking. Gate proceeds benefit the St. Tammany Master Gardeners scholarships. For more information call 985-875-2635.
March 17-19, St. Francisville
The 46th Annual Audubon Pilgrimage
West Feliciana Parish
Festivities will include tours of historic homes and gardens, antique show and sale, living history demonstrations, night festivities, and cemetery tales. The numerous activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and continue until Sunday at 5 p.m. For tickets and tour information, contact West Feliciana Historical Society, Box 338, St. Francisville, LA 70775; phone 225-635-6330 or 225-635-4224; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 18-19, Baton Rouge
15th Annual Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show and Arts and Craft Fair
John M. Parker Coliseum
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day the floor of the coliseum will be transformed into a fascinating world of plants and gardens. The show includes numerous vendors selling a tremendous variety of plants and yard, garden, and patio related merchandise. Next door you can sample and talk with some of the world’s best chili cooks. See some great classic cars and street rods in the parking lot on Sunday. For more information, contact David Himelrick at 225-335-1099 or DHimelrick@agcenter.lsu.edu.
March 23, Zachary
EBRMG Gardening Talks
Zachary Branch Library
The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener (EBRMG) Association will offer presentations on attracting butterflies and other pollinators and moonlight gardens. 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, and open to the public. Registration is not required. For additional information on the EBRMG library series or the association’s other outreach activities, visit the association’s website, www.ebrmg.com.
March 24-25, Lake Charles
18th Annual Garden Conference & EXPO 2017
From 9 a.m. -5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, SWLA Master Gardeners will host Southwest Louisiana’s Premier Garden Show and Plant Sale. Labeled as an educational experience in horticulture for the gardener and plant enthusiast, the Garden Festival will offer speakers, plant clinics, and plant sales. Proceeds benefit the SWL Master Garden programs. For more information visit www.gardenfest.org.
March 25, Baton Rouge
EBR Master Gardener Plant Sale
LSU AgCenter at Burden
From 8 a.m.-2 p.m., the EBR Master Gardeners hosts their annual spring plant sale to raise money to support both the education and benevolent activities of Master Gardeners and the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. The sale includes thousands of plants in hundreds of varieties of landscape ornamentals. Funds raised during this plant sale support plant health clinics, school gardens, educational classes for the community, and various other children’s programs. Visit www.lsu.edu/botanic-gardens/events for more information.
March 26-28, New Orleans
Deep South Region 56th Annual Convention
Join in for the 56th Annual Deep South Regional Convention of the Deep South Region Garden Club for networking and informational sessions. More information can be found by visiting www.dsregion.org/conventions.html.
March 29-31, New Orleans
LGCF Convention will feature numerous speakers and other LGCF members from all around the state. Registration information can be found by visiting www.lgcfinc.org/2017-district-i---new-orleans.html.
April 1, Lafayette
Festival des Fleurs
Come join us for the 26th annual premier garden show and sale in Acadiana. Plants and garden items will be available for sale, horticulture demonstrations, displays, children’s activities, and more. Hours 8am - 4pm. $5.00 adults/12 and under free. For vendor or visitor information contact Billy Welsh at 337-482-5339 or email@example.com or visit festivaldesfleurs.org.
April 8, Shreveport
NWLMG Spring Plant Sale
Randle T. Moore Center
From 8 a.m.-noon, the NWLMG will hold their spring plant sale to benefit future master gardener programs. For more information, call the master gardener office, 318-698-0010.
April 21, New Orleans
Grow Dat Youth Farm
From 6:30-10 p.m., join Grow Dat Youth Farms for a boot-stompin’ good time down on the farm at Grow Dat’s annual fundraiser, the Hootenanny! Local zydeco and string band music, square dancing, restaurant fare, and craft cocktails, all to support the young people in Grow Dat’s youth leadership program! Save the date! Visit www.growdatyouthfarm.org/calendar-of-events to find out more.
April 22 -23, Lake Charles
Calcasieu Orchid Society “Orchids at the Opera”
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Saturday, April 22 from 1 p.m. until Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. Judging will occur Saturday at 9 a.m. Contact R. Keith Joiner at 318-614-3516 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 22, Minden
Green Thumb Jamboree
Webster Parish Ext. Office
The Piney Hills LA Master Gardeners will host their Green Thumb Jamboree 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There is no cost to attend the festival. A variety of vendors, demonstrations, children’s activities, and speakers will be available. The PHLMG annual plant sale will also be held at the Jamboree. For more information, call 318-371-1371 or visit phlmg.com.
April 22, Lafayette
Southern Garden Festival
3502 E. Simcoe Street
The Southern Garden Festival features art, live music, a garden tour, master gardener presentations, bayou boat tours, refreshments, and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the families served by Family Promise of Acadiana. The cost is $10 at the garden gate. For more information, visit familypromiseacadiana.org or call
Renee Menard at 337-233-3447.
State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.