April 2017


StoryTime at Burden

April 1

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Storybook readings and imagination-themed activities in the garden for children ages 3 - 8 every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. Last reading at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and Junior League of Baton Rouge. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Zapp's International Beerfest

April 1

3:30-6:00 p.m..

LSU Rural Life Museum

More than 200 foreign, domestic and home brewed beer and ales will be available for tasting. This event is for patrons 21 years of age and older. Proper photo identification required to purchase tickets and to enter the event. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available. Tickets are limited. For more information,click here.


An Old Fashioned Easter Celebration

April 9

1-4 p.m.

LSU Rural Life Museum

Children ages 2 through 8 will have the opportunity to enjoy customs associated with Easter in Louisiana. Children will be able to participate in many activities such as egg dying, egg pacquing, leg races and an Easter egg hunt. Admission: $5.00 per person with children under 2 admitted at no charge. For more information, click here.


Gourmet in the Garden

April 20

6 - 9 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Delicious creations from award-winning local chefs and mixologists! Tastings at the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie, the Rose Garden and the Pavilion. People's Choice awards for best chef and mixologist. Student chef cook-off. Live Music. Sponsored by the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens and Louisiana Culinary Institute Foundation. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Evening at Windrush

April 28

6:30-10 p.m

LSU Rural Life Museum

Enjoy a splendid evening of dinner and entertainment. The evening begins with cocktails in Windrush Gardens, followed dinner in the Rural Life Museum Exhibit Gallery, and concludes with desserts and coffee on the museum grounds. Registration required. For further information, contact Molly Sanchez at (225) 765-2437.


May 2017


StoryTime at Burden

May 6

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Storybook readings and imagination-themed activities in the garden for children ages 3 - 8 every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. Last reading at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and Junior League of Baton Rouge. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and LSU Rural Life Museum present

Classic Soul

May 13

7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6 p.m.)

Featuring Capathia Jenkins & Darius de Haas with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, David Torns, Conductor. Classic Soul is back! Timeless top 40s hits from the kings and queens of Soul including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and James Brown. For ticket information, please contact the BRSO at (225) 383-0500.


Children's Gardening Series (Fruit and Vegetable Lab)

May 20

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


June 2017


LSU Rural Life Museum Apprenticeship Program

June 5-9

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

LSU Rural Life Museum

In keeping with the museum's educational objectives of teaching the traditional arts of rural Louisiana, renowned Louisiana artisans will teach children during this week-long summer camp the traditional folk arts and activities that took place during the 18th century. Each child will learn and participate in various activities such as, woodworking, blacksmithing, candle-making, weaving, open-hearth cooking and traditional games. Open to children entering the 4th through 8th grades. Advanced registration is required. Registration fee is $100 per participant. For more information,click here.


Garden Fest

June 17

7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Bring the family and enjoy a day in the gardens sampling delicious omelets, taste new Louisiana Food Products, hayrides, vegetable tastings, outstanding tomato contest, children's activities, LSU AgCenter Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Horticulture Organization Booths and more. For more information, click here or call 225-763-3990.


Children's Gardening Series (Native Trees)

June 24

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


Byzantine Icon Workshop

June 26-30

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens

Learn how to create a Mother of Tenderness icon using gold leaf and paint. Classes are held in the Steele Burden Memorial Orangerie at Burden. No art experience is required. All materials are included in the fee. Registration is $350 per person. Call 225-763-3990 to reserve your spot. Limited enrollment.


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 and 21

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

10 a.m. - 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

3:30-6:00 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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