September 2017

Children's Gardening Series (Bees: Plants That Attract Pollinators)

September 30

9-11 a.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Enjoy hands-on activities with your children at the Ione Burden Conference Center. Activities are age appropriate for 6-12 year olds. Each event will require a small fee of $15 per child, and an adult must accompany each child. Children will receive snacks and a take-home garden craft. Attendance is limited to 20-30 children for each session. Make your reservation by contacting Angie Wall at angwall@cox.net .


October 2017


Harvest Days

October 7-8

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

LSU Rural Life Museum

The living history demonstration will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800's. Activities include open-hearth cooking, soap-making, woodworking and many hands on activities in which the general public can participate. Wagon rides and other activities are included. General admission charged. For more information, click here.


Corn Maze Festival

October 7

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Find your way out of the maze and enjoy a family event including the farm animal petting zoo, pumpkin and face-painting, hay mountain, hayride, corn box, zipline and giant sling shot. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Corn Maze Saturdays

October 14 , 21 and 28

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

The crazy, mazie Corn Maze fun continues in October. Wind through the maze, test your skill at the giant sling shots, hang out in the corn box, zip along the zipline and take a hayride. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Wine & Roses

October 11

6 - 9 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Enjoy dinner and cocktails in the Rose Garden at the annual Burden Horticulture Society fundraising event to benefit the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Night Maze and Bonfire

October 28

6 - 9 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Wear your costume and bring the family and enjoy the farm animals petting zoo, hayrides, hay mountain, corn box, zipline and giant sling shots. The evening events include evening bonfire, corn dogs, s'mores and music. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Haints, Haunts and Halloween

October 29

3-6 p.m.

LSU Rural Life Museum

Remembering the sights, sounds and activities of an old-fashioned country fair, this fun filled day will include storytelling, cake walks, and of course, trick-or-treat! We encourage all to wear their best costumes and bring your sacks for all the goodies! Recommended for ages 2-9. Admission fee is $5 per person with children under 2 years old admitted at no charge. For more information, click here.


November 2017


Red Rooster Bash

November 9

6:30-10 .m.

LSU Rural Life Museum

Roosters are immersed throughout the decor, and the casualness of the evening fits in with the atmosphere of the museum. Everyone is encouraged to sport their country or western attire. Guests will enjoy a cocktails hour and have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. A live auction will follow. Tickets go on sale in October. Admission is $65 per person, $120 per couple.For more information, click here.


December 2017


Poinsettia Sale

December 1

8 a.m. - Noon

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Get ready for the holidays. Browse through the greenhouse and choose your fresh poinsettias from a wide selection of varieties. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


A Rural Life Christmas

December 3

11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

LSU Rural Life Museum

Ring in the Christmas season with a 19th century Louisiana celebration. Musical groups, demonstrating artisans, storytellers and costumed re-enactors will promise to set the holiday spirit. This event will conclude with a bonfire and a visit from Papa Noel. Admission is $9 for seniors 62 years and older. $9 for adults with children 10 and younger admitted at no charge. For more information, click here.



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