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Fall Festivals near DeRidder, Louisiana

Fall Season

The autumn season brings many wonderful things, including football, pumpkins, delicious food, changing scenery, and of course festivals. Here are a few fall festivals near DeRidder, Louisiana that you should add to your calendar.

  • Beauregard Parish Fair. From October 6th through the 10th, head to the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds for some family fun. This fair is known as the oldest running agricultural fair in the state. Check out all the livestock, eat some delicious fair food, listen to some great live music, and climb aboard some thrilling rides. Admission is only $5 per person and all military members and their families can get in for free with proper ID.
  • Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival. On October 17th in nearby Ragley, you can learn all about the pioneers who settled this area. There will be a kids parade, live music, face painting, food, and so much more.
  • Four Winds Pow Wow. This annual Native American event will be held October 24th through the 25th at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds and is a great opportunity to learn about and experience the culture of Louisiana’s Native American tribes.
  • LA Swine Festival. If you want to experience all things pig, head to this festival in nearby Basile October 31st through November 2nd. This fun, family-friendly event includes delicious pork products, a pig-chasing contest, live music, a carnival, and more.

What is your favorite fall festival here in Louisiana?

Delicious Delicacies from Louisiana

People and Food

Louisiana is one of the best places in the country for food. Here, you can find delightful dishes that you can’t find anywhere else in the country, especially since no grocery store imitations can quite match the original! Here is a list of delicious delicacies from Louisiana:


This is one fun dish. The name itself is even fun to say! Jambalaya is traditionally a combination of shrimp, sausage, and chicken, mixed in with long-grain rice. Simmered for a long period of time with tons of spices, it’s the perfect treat if you truly want to experience Cajun culture.


Another rice-based dish, gumbo is steamed with okra and dark stock. Seafood gumbo comes with shrimp. For land-lovers, you can’t go wrong with chicken and sausage gumbo! Regardless of the meat included in gumbo, you can’t go wrong with this tasty treat.


For Louisiana food on the run, the best sandwich around is a Po-Boy. The signature ingredient of this dish is long French-style bread. From there, fill it with your favorite meat, though typically they are filled with shrimp. Add some remoulade sauce, and you have a delightful meal right in your hands!


After a hearty Southern feast, beignets are the perfect desert. Pillow-y pieces of dough are showered with powdered sugar to create the best way to cap off a Louisiana-style meal!

Do you have a favorite Louisiana treat? Share it with us at 171 Nissan below!