Port Allen - Come have a sweet ole time at the West Baton Rouge Museum’s SugarFest on Sunday, October 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be the museum’s 23nd annual sweet celebration of the sugar cane harvest.
SugarFest provides visitors with a free opportunity to learn about local culture, music and history with a variety of folk art and occupational craft demonstrations, tours of the museum’s exhibits and historic buildings, cane cutting and grinding demonstrations, cane syrup boiling, and of course, live music. Genres featured include Blues, Dixieland Jazz, Folk, Cajun, Zydeco, Bluegrass, and Spirituals. Some of the demonstrations include praline candy making, open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, rope making, soap making, bousillage making, wood carving, wood working with antique hand tools, spinning and weaving, and more. Other festivities include wagon and train rides, a petting zoo, old fashioned cake walks, sugary treats, and a sweets contest with celebrity judges.
SugarFest is FREE and open to the public. Hope to see you there, SUGAR! West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 North Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen, Louisiana, just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge. For more information or to request a sweets contest entry form, please call 225-336-2422 x 200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.