The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival returns this fall on September 29-30, 2017.
Only in its sixth year, the festival has grown significantly, already known as one of the best festivals* in the New Orleans region, putting on a slate of entertainers tilted heavily toward the blues each year.
Held in beautiful newly-renovated Cassidy Park, BBHF has something for everyone, with nearly 20 food vendors and more than 20 fine art and crafts vendors selling handmade jewelry, paintings, fine crafts and clothing including hats, scarves and purses. Besides great music, art and food, the whole gang will discover fun things to do at the family-centric festival, including rock climbing, train rides around the park, a splash pad to cool off (don't forget those swimsuits!) and the ever-popular face painting.
Gates open 3pm Friday, with music starting at 5pm, and open 10am Saturday with music beginning at Noon. Two-day tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate.
St. Tammany Parish offers a variety of accommodations for fest-goers. Cassidy Park is located just 40-45 minutes from Covington/Mandeville hotels and B&B's, and 40 minutes from Folsom's rural B&B's and whole-house rentals. See a directory of St. Tammany's lodging options, and book your stay, at http://www.louisiananorthshore.com/hotels/.
Some accomodations are also available in Bogalusa, including camping along the banks of nearby Bogue Lusa Creek. Visit http://www.bogalusablues.com/lodging for information.
Directions from New Orleans, Covington/Mandeville, Baton Rouge, Mobile and Jackson may be found at http://www.bogalusablues.com/copy-of-new-page-template-2.
*The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival was voted “Best New Event of 2012” by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals and named Offbeat Magazine's “Best Festival Outside New Orleans." It is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.