Colorfully decorated bikes seem to be popping up throughout the area, which only means one thing: Le Tour de Bayou is quickly approaching. Friday, September 14th, the grounds of the Kent Plantation House become a whirl of activity with packet pickups and last minute registration beginning at 9AM to 5PM closing. This wonderful community event resumes early Saturday at 5:30AM, September 15, for last minute registration and packet pickup. 

​The rides will meander around the cypress-lined bayou region of Central Louisiana, taking cyclists through an authentic Belgian farming community with fields of cotton, soy beans, corn, and grain sorghum. Participants on these rides will experience varied landscapes and topography, and see historic homes and churches, wildlife and traditional livestock of the region

Hidden in the bayous, beneath the bald cypress groves and old growth pine, is a world of natural beauty, excitement, learning, recreation, resources and wildlife in their purest form. During the event, Kent House will be open for free tours by costumed docents as well as ongoing period demonstrations such as blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, and much more. There will be something for everyone!

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Upcoming Events

7th Annual Le Tour de Bayou

To market, to market to buy a fat pig... Oh no, it's to gather at the Kent Plantation House for the FALL Herb Day Sale!

Fall Herb Day        8am - 1pm

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Kent Plantation House

Group Tours Available
Guided tours only
Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday
Tours begin on the hour  9AM - 3PM

Reptile Day      9am - 1pm

​​Tel: (318) 487-5998 | Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Alexandria, Louisiana
Phone: 318-487-5998
Fax:  318-442-4154

 A bi-annual event  in the community, with vendors peppered throughout the grounds selling an abundance of items. Find a new treasure at the Yard Sale, located  in the visitors hall. Mostly, enjoy the conradary with friends and neighbors of the community! 

Adults - $11.00
Seniors (65 and above) - $9.00
Military, AAA Members - $9.00
Children ages 6 - 12 -  $3.50
Children under 6 - Free

National Reptile Awareness Day is Sunday October 21st, so we decided to get a head start! Reptiles are a vital part of a healthy environment, with common snakes helping to keep down bugs and rodents that would love to make a nest in your home. Reptile Awareness Day is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself on the wonders of the scaly world, and perhaps learn an appreciation for them. Help us get a jump start. 
Admission $1.00. Children 3 and under FREE!

Saturday, October 6th

Vendor Applications in Word or PDF form

Saturday, September 15th

Saturday, October 20th