Since the 1800s, the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain has beckoned visitors to its idyllic banks. Today, the Louisiana Northshore remains an alluring destination where life slows down as guests explore unique attractions, a delectable culinary scene, and verdant expanses of nature. St. Tammany Parish overflows with personality and charm.
On the Northshore, you’ll love getting to know artsy Abita Springs, Mandeville-by-the-lake, historic Covington, maritime Madisonville, and Olde Towne Slidell, as each community welcomes fall in their own way. From the parish fair to food festivals, fall in St. Tammany Parish is brimming with family-friendly entertainment.
Celebrate the area’s culture at the St. Tammany Parish Fair held Sept. 29–Oct. 2 in Covington. Watch barrel races at the rodeo, browse agricultural and horticultural exhibits, indulge in scrumptious food, and enjoy live music.
Savor local flavors at the one-day-only Louisiana Food Truck Festival in Slidell. Vendors come from far and near to participate in this event Oct. 8. While sampling the offerings from multiple food trucks, attendees can also enjoy live entertainment and shopping. Young festivalgoers can find their way to the Kid’s Zone for loads of fun.
Also, Oct.8 in historic Covington, the Bluesberry Music and Art Festival celebrates music, art, food, and culture—all with a blueberry twist. Enjoy performances by blues artists from across the nation, live art demonstrations, blueberry-inspired culinary dishes, locally crafted brews, and so much more.
Festivals continue into November on the Louisiana Northshore. The Abita Fall Fest on Nov. 4–5 offers a wonderful time for the whole family, featuring numerous bands, local cuisine, and more fun activities for the kids.
The Louisiana Northshore’s convenient location at the intersection of three major interstates makes it the perfect spot for a much-needed getaway complete with fall festivals and relaxation. Explore the calendar and come join the fest this fall in St. Tammany Parish!