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VISIT ST. FRANCISVILLE...AND BRING THE KIDS!

By Anne Butler

girls at aftonWhen school’s out and the daycamps and vacation bible schools have run their course and the air is rent with anguished groans of boredom, harried parents need look no farther than St. Francisville for a kid-friendly staycation that won’t break the bank. This is a small town where flags fly from the lampposts every holiday and there’s a lemonade stand on every downtown corner, not to mention a popular snowball dispensary, and children are decidedly welcome.

St. Francisville’s Got A Cure For Those Summertime Blues
By Anne Butler

dog examThink there ain’t no cure for those summertime blues? Well, the town of St. Francisville has a new promotional slogan, “We Love It Here,” and that holds true even for that most maligned and hottest month of the year, August. The month’s menu includes smoochin’ pooches, shopping ‘til we drop in the cool cool cool of the evening, and helping veterans while mooning over hotrods, old cars and motorcycles that remind us of drag races and assorted other automotive thrills from way back when.
Hottest ticket in town is the Wags and Whiskers Gala on Saturday, August 6, from

Festival List

Walker Percy Weekend
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Walker Percy Weekend
Good food, craft beer and bourbon, live music, and a great time talking about books and Southern culture under the live oaks: That's what the Walker Percy Weekend has to offer when it returns to celebrate the acclaimed novelist's life and work.
The Day the War Stopped
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The Day the War Stopped
Each year in June, the beautiful Louisiana town of St. Francisville remembers a day of peace that took place there in the midst of one of the bloodiest months of the Civil War.
Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
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Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
The Feliciana Nature Society will hold their annual Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration in St. Francisville, Louisiana. The Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration promotes the unique breeding habitat found in the St. Francisville area. The event provides the opportunity to observe hummingbirds up close as they are banded at two private homes in the St. Francisville area. Hummingbird-friendly plants will also be available for sale.
Polos and Pearls
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Polos and Pearls
The evening promises to put a little sizzle into summer by pairing popular shops with the area’s finest eateries, local artisans and musicians. Trolley transportation will link the featured locations along Commerce, Ferdinand and Royal Streets, and each retail outlet is offering special red-hot deals to draw customers to the downtown area to shop in the cool of the evening.
Southern Garden Symposium
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Southern Garden Symposium
Annual tradition for garden enthusiasts from across the south. With featured speakers, no other gardening program brings together top quality speakers and historic plantation settings as well as the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Known as much for its engaging social events and historic venues as for its outstanding gardening lectures and workshops, ....
Yellow Leaf
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Yellow Leaf
Art, music and lots of fun is the Yellow Leaf festival held each fall. Vendors are setup in Parker Park with musicians playing through out the festival.
Angola Rodeo
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Angola Rodeo
The Angola Rodeo, the longest running prison rodeo in the nation, is held twice a year, in the spring and fall.. The Spring rodeo normally being in the third weekend in April and the Fall rodeo every Sunday in October.
Christmas in the Country
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Christmas in the Country
Christmas in the Country is held on the first full weekend in December each year. Features: a small-town parade, peep-show of Christmas decorated homes, breakfast with Santa and much more.
Audubon Pilgrimage
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Audubon Pilgrimage
AUDUBON PILGRIMAGE Annual festival held on the third weekend in March. Features: home tours, costume dancers and guides, a play, and much more.

Festival Samplings

Open hearth cooking
Hot Rods
Balloon ride at Christmas in Country
Rural Homestead
Dancing Santas
Afton Villa
Audubon Pilgrimage Porch
Day the War Stopped Ladies
Day the War Stopped Troops
Maypole
Yellow Leaf Music
Christmas in Country Throws
Day the War Stopped Flag
Feliciana Hummingbird Celebration
Making Cedar Shingles
Christmas in Country Children Choir
Cat Island Boating
Music at Yellow Leaf
Audubon Tour
Hummingbird Banding

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