Harvest Days


  • LSU Rural Life Museum 4560 Essen Lane Baton Rouge, LA, 70809 United States

The LSU Rural Life Museum presents the 21th annual Harvest Days on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2016. This popular educational event will interpret life in the 19th century rural Louisiana during the fall harvest. Living history demonstrations by 25 renowned Louisiana artisans will focus on many types of agricultural and household activities common on plantations and farms during harvest time. Demonstrations will include, plowing, blacksmithing, soap and candle making, timber framing, and open hearth cooking, sheep herding, boat making, and period music and dancing. Visitors can participate in many of these demonstrations and activities. 

This is an all-day event.  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, and there will be a gift shop on site.  There is an admission fee between $8-$10.