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Visiting Plantation Country

Summer days and nights in Louisiana’s Plantation Country yield fun-filled adventures for cavalier solo traveller to those on a family vacation. From Leesville out to Covington, you’re sure to find a wealth of top museums to explore, unique cultural sites, and lots to see for the sports fan in the group.

When you draw up your travel plans for Plantation Country this summer, you can’t pass on a chance to explore Baton Rouge. A round of 18 holes at Briarwood Golf Club should be in order, and tours of local historical landmarks like the Capitol Park Museum and the Louisiana State Capitol Building are ideal for all ages.

Plan your stay in Baton Rouge for July 29th through August 1st so you can experience the annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival. Held at the Manship Theatre at The Shaw Center for the Arts, this event features the best of Irish-made films for 2016, with viewings all day across each of the four days. Drive in from nearby Plaquemine for excellent independent cinema.

When late summer and eventually transitions into autumn, Baton Rouge – and most of the collective Plantation Country area – point their attention to the LSU Tigers; it’s college football season!

This year, the LSU Tigers have another tough SEC-heavy schedule lined up, and you’ll want to be there for all the thrills and big moments. Make your way to Tiger Stadium on October 1st when the Missouri Tigers are in town for a visit, but the biggest match of them all will be on November 5th – the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide will be in Baton Rouge for this annual rivalry match up.

Make your way out to Hammond and experience a truly down south celebration. The 43rd Annual Old Farmer’s Day will be held over two days, actually, October 15th and 16th, at Brunett Farms, found just to the north in Loranger.

Few events in Plantation Country can match the authenticity of Old Farmer’s Day – you’ll see a variety of demonstrations, like a live Hog Butchering, watch farmers, old and young, work the fields the way it used to be done: by real horsepower. There’s also sheep shearing, split rail fence building, and a bevy of kids contests. The gates at Brunett Farms open at 9 a.m., and demonstrations and events begin at 10 a.m.

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