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The West Baton Rouge Museum returns with its annual SugarFest, a sweet celebration of the sugar cane harvest that has twice been named a Top Twenty Southeastern Tourism event. This is a full day of family-oriented activities, live music, and hordes of kids in the throes of a massive sugar rush. This old-fashioned good time sports attractions like a mule-driven cane grinder in action, praline making, blacksmithing, woodworking, and other historic craft demonstrations; Louisiana musicians perform Dixieland jazz, spirituals, folk, Cajun/zydeco, and blues; there are hands-on activities for the kiddos, sugar-related exhibits inside the museum, wagon rides, and fresh sugar cane to gnaw on. The sweets contest takes the flavor up a notch with homemade sugary cakes, candies, cookies, and cupcakes. Ever wanted to enter grandma’s cake recipe in a good, old-fashioned sweets contest? Here’s your chance. Oh, and—naturally—a rum tasting. 11 am–4 pm at the museum. Free. westbatonrougemuseum.com.
845 North Jefferson Avenue