FALL
2017
 2017 FALL Events in Jeff Davis Parish
for
September -October - November
For more info, visit our website at:  www.jeffdavis.org
City of Jennings Events
  • 37th Annual Jennings
Alive Arts & Crafts Festival
Founders Park
Saturday, October 28th
9:00am-3:00pm

  • Founders Park Trick or Treat
Tuesday, October 31st, 5:30p-6:30pm
City Wide Trick or Treat 5:30-7:30pm

Contact the Jennings Festival Association for more info at: (337) 821-5531
Jeff Davis Parish Fair 
October 3rd- October 7th
Parish Fairgrounds, Jennings, LA 

Livestock show, handmade crafts, carnival rides, a talent show and parade are a few of the many things that can be enjoyed during the annual Jeff Davis Parish Fair! 
AND
for the first time at this event!!!
on Saturday, 10a-4p

"The C-47 Flight Experience"

The public will have the opportunity to take a
30 minute flight in a
´╗┐real WWII Bomber!


Cost is $50.00 per person
No reservations required
The 37th Annual
Stearman Fly -In 2017
 Oct. 7, 2017
Jennings Airport
10:00am-4:00pm

Hundreds of Stearman pilots and aviation enthusiasts from across the country will fly to Jennings to show off the vintage bi-planes and take part in some friendly aerial competition both on the ground and in the air. The public will have a chance to view the WWII era planes up close and visit with the pilots on Saturday, Oct.7th from 10am-4pm. A free event! 

3rd Annual
Battle of the Bows
Cajun Fiddle Competition
Oct. 7, 2017
Strand Theatre, Jennings, LA

More than a dozen amateurs and professional fiddlers will showcase their talents in this one-of-a-kind Cajun Fiddle Competition! Free to register! 
432 N. Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546

(337) 821-5509
Strand Theatre
 "It's Movie Night in Jennings" is a project of A Block of Broadway Community Theatre. Classic movies in this Historic Theatre. Grab some famous popcorn and enjoy the show! Tickets are $3.

Fall Movie Schedule:

  • September 2nd- 6pm -"Girl Crazy"(1943) G, 12 and under free

  • September 30th - 6:30pm - "The Shack"

  • October 14th- 6pm- "The Cat & The Canary" (1939) G

  • October 17th - 2:00pm- "The Ghost Breakers"

  • October 28th- 4pm- "Hotel Transylvania" (2012) PG, 12 and under free

  • October 28th - 6pm- "Young Frankenstein" (1974) PG-13

  • November 4th - 2pm and 6pm - "Beauty and the Beast"

  • November 8th - 6pm - "Meet me in St. Louis"

  • November 11th -6pm- "My Sister Eileen" (1955) G

  • November 25nd - 6pm- "Airport" (1970) G

Town of
Lake Arthur
City Hall (337) 774-2211


Zigler Museum Events
154 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Phone: (337) 824-0114
Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4


Zigler Fall Events


  • August 14th -September 5th - Exhibit of artwork of Elsa Myriam

  • September 6th -October 4th - Exhibit of artwork of Frances Naquin

  • September 21st- Wine and Cheese Reception honoring Elsa Myriam

  • October 6th -November 15th - Exhibit of Drysdale and other Master Artists

  • October 26th - Fine Wine and Dine Fundraising Dinner

  • November 1st- Membership Drive begins for 2018
This museum is housed in the historic City Hall building. It features works from the permanent collection on display for the first time,
as well as familiar favorites.
Also has exhibits by local artists.
Le Bal Cadien
..not 'A' Cajun Dance... THE Cajun Dance!
 Live Cajun French Music and Dance presented by Cajun Music Radio, in association with Friends Supporting Friends.

Friends Supporting Friends Event Center
(Old VFW)
1603 US-90W, Jennings, LA


SWLa Acoustic Cajun Music Jam
Green's Cafe
603 State St
Jennings, Louisiana

10:00am-1:00pm, Every other Saturday

Bring your instruments and join in the Cajun Music Jam. All levels and ages are welcome! Anyone welcome to play or just jam to the Cajun sounds of local musicians. Free event.

Fall Dates: 
  • Sept.9th, 23rd
  • Oct. 7th, 21st 
  • Nov. 4th, 18th


Lake Arthur
Barber Shop Jam
Ray's Barber Shop
335 Nemento Street
Lake Arthur, Louisiana

8:00am-11:00am, Every other Saturday

Twice a month, at Ray's Barber Shop, local Cajun Musicians converge to have a jam session. Anyone is invited to join in or stop by and listen! Have a cup of coffee and get a trim while you enjoy some great local Cajun music. Free event.

Fall Dates: 
  • Sept. 2nd, 16th, 30th
  • Oct. 14th, 28th
  • Nov. 11th, 25th
Farmers' Markets
  • Elton - Coushatta Farmers' Market, Hwy 190, First Saturday of every month from 7:30am-12:00pm. For more info, call (337) 584-2992

  • Jennings - Main Street Farmers' Market, Founders Park. Saturday's from 7:00am-10:00am

Welsh Museum
202 E. South Street
Welsh, LA 70591
(337) 734-3811

This Small town's best kept secret. Celebrating over 100 years in the life of a small Louisiana town. Features agriculture exhibits, school day exhibits, military exhibits, and much more.

Admission is free, donations are accepted.
 

Welsh Museum Fall Events
Town of Welsh Fall Events

Call the Town of Welsh for more info at(337) 734-2231

  • October 13th- Welsh High School Homecoming honors classes of 1948, 1958, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008. The Rotary Club of Welsh will host the 33rd Sam Fontenot Memorial Gumbo from 5p-6:30p at the Welsh Elementary Cafeteria. Homecoming game begins at 7pm at Greyhound Stadium. 

  • October 21st- The BIG Event returns to the Welsh Roanoke Community at 8:00am at Welsh City Hall. It last 4 hours when volunteers from churches, civic organizations, schools and families give back to the community to help through service projects to help individuals and the town. 

  • Nov.11th- Flag Retirement Ceremony sponsored by the American Legion Post 283 and the VFW Post 9046 and the Live Oak Chapter of the DAR. 9:30am, Reception to follow at Welsh Museum. If anyone has old flags to retire, please bring them that day or drop off at the Welsh Museum. 
Last Resort Car Show
October 20-22, 2017
I-10 Park in Jennings 
9th Annual
Yellow Rails & Rice
Birding Festival 
November 1-5, 2017

Hundreds of avid birders, nature lovers and photographers from all over the US and some foreign countries flock to the area each year for the opportunity to view the elusive Yellow Rail Bird. 

the RE Market Christmas Open House
Friday, November 3rd
and Saturday, November 4th

10:00am-4:00pm

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Gator Chateau
Hold a baby gator! Visit our Rescue, Educate, and Release facility at the I-10 Oil & Gas Park in Jennings, LA (Exit 64). Can accommodate group tours (please call in advance). A free attraction!

Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm. 
 
Bayou Rum Distillery
Located in Lacassine, LA (I-10 Exit 48). The Spirit of Louisiana! Visit the largest private rum distillery in the USA, using all Louisiana ingredients. See how it's made and visit the tasting bar on their free tour! Be sure to stop at the gift shop, featuring all their products, as well as great Louisiana souvenirs. 

W.H. Tupper Museum
311 North Main Street
Jennings, LA
(337) 821-5532

A General Merchandise store from the 1900's! Doors closed in 1949, leaving authentic and interesting merchandise. Now a museum with treasures galore! Located in Historic Downtown Jennings.

NEW Hours:
10a-2p, Tuesday & Wednesday
10a-4p, Thursday & Friday
10a-3p, Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday


Also, visit the "Old Magnolia" gift shop located in the Tupper Museum! One of a kind gifts, vintage toys, Louisiana Souvenirs, retro candy and art work by local artists!



Flyway Byway
Drive the newest State Scenic Byway, the Flyway Byway! Get off the interstate and experience the authentic back roads of our Parish. A 55 mile driving loop, and also 80 miles of 'blueways'. Perfect for birders and nature lovers! Great for canoe/kayak enthusiasts, foodies, and nature lovers!

Seafood Sensation
Culinary Trail
From award winning gumbo, to spicy boiled crawfish, we have a plate for every taste! Be sure to try a 'plate lunch', which is a local speciality, usually featuring rice and gravy!
  • Regatta LA Seafood & Steakhouse, 508 Hawkeye Ave., Lake Arthur, LA (337) 774-1504
  • Mike's Seafood and Steakhouse, 919 N. Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings, LA (337) 616-0766
  • Cajun Tales Seafood Restaurant, 501 N. Adams Street, Welsh, LA (337) 734-4772
  • Nott's Corner, 639 Arthur Ave., Lake Arthur (337) 774-2332
  • Neptunes, 1010 N. Main Street, Elton (337) 584-3264
  • Darrell's Famous Poboys, 1002 N. Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings (337) 616-9977

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