Special Events | Rural Life Museum





corn harvester

Harvest Days

Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7, 2018
8:00am until 5:00pm both days


Living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800's.  Artisans will demonstrate skills related to the harvesting, hunting, fieldwork, and other 19th century duties.  Activities will include cooking, soap making, boat building and wagon rides.  Regular admission prices charged.


child playing halloween game

Haints Haunts and Halloween: A Rural Life Fall Fair

Sunday, October 28, 2018
3:30pm until 6:00pm

Wear Your Costumes!

Remember the sights, sounds and activities of an old fashioned country fair.  Activities include: storytelling, face painting, wagon rides, and historic games. Refreshments available for sale: popcorn balls, ginger cookies, etc. This event concludes with a safe and scenic venue for trick-or-treating with old fashioned treats.

Admission: $5.00 per person. Recommended for children ages 2-9 years. Children under 2 admitted free.




red rooster

Red Rooster Bash

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6:30pm until 10:30pm


LSU Rural Life Museum will host a silent and live auction with numerous auction items, lively music and a delicious barbecue fare.  Red roosters will be immersed throughout the decor.  Guests will also enjoy a cocktail hour, featuring the famous "Red Rooster" frozen drink.

Proceeds help support the Friends of the LSU Rural Life Museum.  Tickets are $65 per person, $120.00 per couple or $600.00 reserved tables of 8 people registering together.

For more information, please contact Molly Sanchez at (225) 765-2437.





 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!