Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:00am

Children of all ages, parents and adults are invited to experience this one-day special event featuring local artisans and craftsmen at work using centuries-old techniques, some in period costume.

The Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair brings typical 1800’s era activities back to the circa 1799 Pitot House including boat building, basket weaving, indigo dying, pottery making, calligraphy, quilting, furniture making and carpentry. Games like those children played back then will be available for kids to try on the Pitot House lawn. Visitors will also be regaled with storytelling, intrigued with re-enactments by Plauche’s Battalion French Soldiers, and entertained by New Orleans Quarter Shanty Krewe singing songs of sailors and their adventures at sea from another era. Tours of the circa 1799 Pitot House will also be part of the day's offerings. 

Admission to Life on the Bayou Heritage Fair is $7.50 per person and is open to children accompanied by adults and anyone interested in experiencing this unique offering of heritage education and entertainment. 

Location of event: 

1440 Moss St
New Orleans, LA 70119