8th Annual Le Tour de Bayou
*Note, only one of each type of vendor will be accepted to ensure variety for our guests.
Sugar Day Festival
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Fall Herb Day
Alexandria, Louisiana 71303
Group Tours Available
Guided tours only
Open 9 am to 5 pm Monday - Saturday
Tours begin on the hour 9AM - 3PM
Join us for Tales Along the Bayou, a Halloween storytelling event for families hosted by Rapides Parish Library at the Kent House Plantation on Friday, October 25th from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Ghostly Tales and Ghoulish Fun For All! Come in costume and BYO food, blanket, and chairs! Glowsticks & Chic-Fil-A will be for sale.
For more information visit https://www.talesalongthebayou.com/
Adults - $11.00
Seniors (65 and above) - $9.00
Military, AAA Members - $9.00
Children ages 6 - 12 - $3.50
Children under 6 - Free
Tales Along the Bayou
National Reptile Awareness Day is coming up so lets celebrate a little early with the 2nd Annual Reptile Day at the Kent House on Saturday, October 19th from 9am to 1pm! Admission is only $1! Children 3 and under are FREE!
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 Day is an excellent opportunity to educate yourself on the wonders of the scaly world, and perhaps learn an appreciation for them.
The rides will meander across the cypress-lined bayou region of Central Louisiana, taking you 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. Along the route there will be special points of interest highlighted on the map, these points all have significance to the history of the area. 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 the Kent House will be open for free tours by costumed docents as well as ongoing period demonstrations such as, open hearth cooking, candle and soap making, butter churning, quilting and much more. There will be something for everyone. Saturday morning after the ride a rest and relaxation tent will be available for anyone needing refreshments, snacks and complimentary massages. An After Ride Party will feature Louisiana music, plenty of food and drink; the perfect place to relax after a long ride. For additional information, please call the Kent House office at 318-487-5998 or go to https://www.bikereg.com/8th-annual-le-tour-de-bayou to register for the event of your choice. Come see us on the bayou, laissez les bicyclettes rouler!
Sugar Day is a family friendly festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, live music from local musicians, dancing, children's activities and MORE. The main attraction is the actual process of sugar making, which we do in our reproduction 1840s sugar mill. Louisiana Sugar Refinery gentlemen, Jack and Seth return to tell the sugar story, plus many more that we do not have space on this page to name. Admission $5, children 3 and under Free.
Join us for this year's Fall Herb Day! FREE ENTRY for all guests. There will be local herbs and flowers for sale, plenty of vendors selling handmade arts & crafts, and sweets & goodies! And don't forget about our yard sale full of treasures located inside the Visitor Center!
Make sure to get here early before we sell out of herbs and flowers!
Tel: (318) 487-5998 | Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Kent Plantation House