854 N. Jefferson Ave.
Come have a sweet ole time at the West Baton Rouge Museum’s SugarFest on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This annual sweet celebration of the sugar cane harvest has been growing strong since 1995.
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, blacksmithing, bousillage making, wood working with antique hand tools, spinning and weaving, and much 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!
For more information or to request a sweets contest entry form, please call 225-336-2422 x 200 or visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.com.