Kats WRECKreation Guide- Complete Fall Festival Schedule

September 11, 2019

Scout Island Scream Park
September 27 – November 2
Scout Island Scream Park
This Halloween-themed fright festival turns City Park’s Scout Island into a land of terror. Thrill-seekers can explore haunted attractions and fright zones. Families with small children are invited to celebrate at the scare-free Kid Zone. The seasonal City Park event will also include live music, carnival rides and food and drinks available for purchase. The park opens weekends starting on Sept. 27 – Oct. 27, then on Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. Ticket prices vary, starting at $20.

October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Deutsches Haus
Beer and brats dominate as New Orleans’ largest Oktoberfest celebration gets underway at Deutsches Haus. Get your fill of German culture with plenty of beer, food and music to last three weekends. Other festival highlights include the Dachshund Dash, the beer stein holding contest, special dancing performances tons of German food and German beer. Admission is $8. Children age 12 and under get in free.


New Orleans Film Festival
October 16 – 23
Various Venue
Now in its 30th year, the New Orleans Film Festival has become one of the premier festivals in the country. The 2019 lineup boasts a curated slate of visionary, thought-provoking films representing a wealth of perspectives. More than 200 films are screened over the eight-day period along with some killer parties. Ticket prices vary.

Northshore on Tap
October 18
Slidell Municipal Auditorium
The Hospice of the South’s annual beer fest rounds up craft breweries and home brewers. Admission into the event includes all you can drink beer with food available for purchase. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Proceeds benefit the Hospice Foundation of the South’s only Hospice House in St. Tammany Parish. General admission tickets are $25.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
October 18 – 20
Lafayette Square
It’s the perfect marriage of blues and barbecue at Lafayette Square. Houma guitar hero Tab Benoit, R&B “swing” singer Tucka, gospel legends the Zion Harmonizers and New Orleans blues favorite Little Freddie King are just a few of the artists performing. A dozen barbecue vendors will serve up some smoking dishes, and there’s a huge arts market. Admission is free.

Andouille Festival
October 18 – 20
St. John Community Center
LaPlace, La.
It’s a three-day celebration of the delicious Cajun meat at the St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival. More than 20 food vendors will serve up dishes. The fest will also have carnival rides, live music, pageants and a second-line parade. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children ages 3 to 12.

Violet Oyster Fest
October 18 – 20
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Violet, La.
From oysters on the half shell to chargrilled, you’ll get to sample several varieties of oysters at this St. Bernard Parish festival. The family-friendly festival also features live music, rides, games and more.

Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade
October 19
Celebrate the countdown to Halloween with the Krewe of Boo parade this weekend. The spooky-themed parade rolls at 6:30 p.m., starting on Elysian Fields Avenue in the Marigny. Visit the website for full details and the complete parade route.

Boo at the Zoo
October 25 – 27
Audubon Zoo
Bring your little goblins to Audubon Zoo for a kid-friendly Halloween. This annual Halloween event for children up to age 12 features trick-or-treat houses, a Ghost train, a haunted house, games and entertainment. Tickets are $20 per person.

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 
October 25 – 27
City Park
Guns N’ Roses, Post Malone, and Beck are among the big names set to hit the stages for this Halloween weekend tradition. Nearly 70 bands will rock four stages over a three day period in City Park. Three-day advance general admission to Voodoo Fest is $140, plus taxes and fees. VIP tickets are available at higher prices.

November 2019

Bayou Road Balloon Festival
November 1 – 3
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
The Bayou Road Balloon Festival returns for its third year. The festival features multiple hot air balloons creating a spectacular “night glow” each evening. The stage and festival grounds will be packed with local musicians and artists showcasing the vibrant communities of St. Bernard Parish. Tethered balloon rides, carnival rides, a midway, and local food & beer booths make this a can’t-miss event.

Big Easy Con
November 1 – 3
Morial Convention Center
This pop culture convention celebrates the art of gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, anime and fantasy. Several television and film stars are slated to attend. Fans can also explore programming like panel discussions, exhibits, vendors and other activities for fans of all ages. Ticket prices vary, ranging from $7.50 to $149.99.

Bayou Bacchanal
November 2
Warehouse District
The celebration of Caribbean culture highlights Soca music and dances of the region. Adult advance tickets cost $10. Admission at the gate costs $15. General admission for kids ages 6 to 12 is $5.

Algiers Folk Art Festival
November 2
Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum
Head to Algiers Point for a showcase of regional folk art. The Algiers Folk Art Festival features artists’ tents, live musical entertainment and food-truck concessions.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival
November 2 -3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 29-30, December 1, 7-8
Louisiana Renaissance Festival
Harken back to the 16th century at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival in Hammond. Visitors can visit the “Village of Albright” and experience an adventure full of  entertainment, theatre, rides, educational demonstrations, holiday shopping and food.

Bloody Mary Festival
November 2 – 3
The Howlin’ Wolf
The largest event of its kind, the Bloody Mary Festival brings together the most innovative and crafty Bloody Mary mixes. Guests will have the opportunity to taste them all before voting for their favorite via the “People’s Choice Award.” Tickets for the event cost $45. Tickets to the Festival include all participating Bloody Marys, tastes of local food and beverage products, temp tattoos, photo ops and more!

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
November 3
Oak Street
Oak Street Po-Boy Fest celebrates New Orleans’ beloved sandwich. Festival-goers can expect to try more than 50 delicious varieties of po-boys from some of the best sandwich makers in town. The festival takes over Oak Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. While admission to the fest is free, a $5 wristband is required for the purchase of po-boys.

Pet Fest
November 3
Lafreniere Park
The party “where pets bring their people” is Jefferson Parish’ mega pet adoption event. The festival also features a free pet costume contest with amazing prizes, a pet marketplace, food, music and more. Admission is free.

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer
November 8
Champions Square
Chef Emeril Lagasse and friends sure know how to throw a party. The annual outdoor fundraiser features more than 70 award-winning local and regional chefs. The big boudin bash also raises money for a good cause. Live music and great beverages, featuring all things bourbon, also pave the way for a great night. Tickets are $135 in advance and include all food, beverage and entertainment.

NOLA Wing Wars
November 16
Central City BBQ
Chicken wings anyone? Festival-goers can flock to the second annual NOLA Wing Wars festival at Central City BBQ. More than 20 local and regional restaurants will serve up more than 40,000 chicken wings in every way. General admission to is $10 for early bird tickets and $75 early bird VIP. Wings will cost just $1 each.

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival/Congo Square Rhythms Festival
November 16 – 17
Armstrong Park
You’re in for a smoking combo. This year, the Treme Gumbo Fest and Congo Square Rhythms Fest will combine forces together on one weekend. Two stages of music celebrates New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora. Two food courts offer a mix of classic New Orleans dishes and other signature dishes. Plus, two art markets feature local handmade items and imported items from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. Admission is free.

Celebration in the Oaks
November 29 – January 1
New Orleans City Park
Breathtaking light displays adorn New Orleans City Park for the annual holiday festival Celebration in the Oaks. The Botanical Gardens, Storyland and Carousel Gardens come alive with festive holiday lights. Admission starts at $10 per person.

Audubon Zoo Lights
November 29 – 30, December 1 – 30 (select dates)
Audubon Zoo
This holiday lights attraction at Audubon Zoo transforms the destination into a wild, glowing wonderland. Signature attractions features life-sized, silk-lighted replicas of some of the Zoo’s most popular animals. Online tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Admission at the gate is $13 for members, $18 for non-members.

 *All dates and information are subject to change.