Numerous events happening in Oct. at LA State Parks | Arts & Culture
Here's a list of various events taking place at Louisiana State Parks during the month of October:
October, Lake Bistineau State Park, Doyline - Archaeology Month. Lake Bistineau State Park, in conjunction with the Regional Archaeology Program, will be recording the Homestead Site at the park. This will be an opportunity for visitors to learn what archaeology is and see the process firsthand. For more information call 888-677-2478 toll free or 745-3503 locally.
Oct. 6, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Take a Kid Mountain Biking, 9 a.m. In conjunction with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the park will host a day in which kids ride a special trail set up just for them. All are encouraged to participate in the bike games and learn proper trail usage. Bike tune-ups will be performed by local bike shops. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-2086 locally.
Oct. 13, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Archaeology Day in the Park, 10 a.m. October is Archaeology month in Louisiana. This program will include two archaeologists from Union Parish that have given their time to researching mounds and primitive sites in the area. The program consists of hands-on handling of artifacts, a video presentation and a grid for kids to get hands-on experience. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-2086 locally.
Oct. 15, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The D'Arbonne Dutch Ovens Club holds cooking demonstrations for everyone and welcomes new cookers each month. This is a great camping experience for guests and gives great historical and cultural information into this type of cooking. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-2086 locally.
Oct. 20, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Regional Dutch Oven Gathering, 9 a.m. This program demonstrates the early pioneer cooking techniques and by using charcoal and firewood in the Dutch Ovens. Bluegrass music and square dancing will also take place during this demonstration. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-6291 locally.
Oct. 20, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Bluegrass in the Park, 10 a.m. Depending on how many bands participate, this 3 hour program will be incorporated into the Dutch Oven Gathering for visitors to enjoy. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-6291 locally.
Oct. 27, Lake D'Arbonne State Park, Farmerville - Halloween Hayride, 6:30 p.m. During the Halloween weekend, this hayride will provide guests with a way to trick-or-treat in the park. For more information call 888-677-5200 toll free or 368-2086 locally.
Oct. 27, Mansfield State Historic Site, Mansfield - 19th Annual Ghosts of the Past Nighttime Battlefield Tour, 7:30-9:30 p.m. As part of a longstanding tradition, visitors will be led by candle lantern along the park battlefield trail after dark, where the horrors and aftermath of a Civil War battlefield will be revealed to them. Park staff and volunteers will be acting out various scenes such as burials, field surgery, sentries, and wounded soldiers, just to name a few. Is the battlefield haunted? Come see for yourself! For more information call 888-677-6267 toll free or 872-1474 locally.