Special Events | Rural Life Museum





 papa noel at rural life

A Rural Life Christmas

Sunday, December 2, 2018
12:30pm until 6:00pm


Ring in the Holiday season with a 19th century Louisiana celebration at the LSU Rural Life Museum.  Decorations with natural trimmings representative of special times of long ago will be displayed throughout the museum's grounds.  Seasonal activities such a musical groups, demonstrating artisans, open-hearth cooking, storytellers, and costumed re-enactors will present during this event.

Admission: $10.00 per person. Children 10 years and younger are admitted for free. 

This event will conclude with a bonfire and a visit from Papa Noel!



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Zapp’s International Beerfest XIV

Saturday, March 30, 2019
3:30pm until 6:00pm

The 14th annual Zapp’s International Beerfest will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 3:30 until 6:00 pm. More than 200 foreign and domestic beers, ales and homebrews will be made available for tasting during this popular annual event benefiting the LSU Rural Life Museum. This fun filled afternoon is for patrons aged 21 years and older.


Tickets go on sale December 2, 2018

Tickets: $35.00 per ticket

Designated Driver: $20.00 per ticket

2:30 pm Early Entry: $100.00 per ticket (Early Entry ticket Includes Specialty Beers and Food from area restaurants)

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