Marc Broussard, Flow Tribe headline inaugural Abita Fall Fest on Nov. 2

Marc Broussard and Flow Tribe headline the inaugural Abita Fall Fest at the Abita Springs Trailhead on Nov. 2.

Abita Fall Fest

Photo courtesy: Abita Fall Fest via Facebook

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The first-ever fall festival in Abita Springs, La. is a creative endeavor to celebrate and showcase all of the rich heritage and brilliance found in the quaint town, organizers announced in a release.

Ten bands are set to perform across two stages including Bruce Daigrepont Band, the Mighty Melatauns featuring Al “Carnival Time” Johnson and the Rayo Brothers, the Abitals, the Stumps, Steve Anderson Group, the Wasted Lives, and Chris Talley and the Three Rivers Cooperative.

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The new fest, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., also features family and kid-friendly activities, including a rock wall, archery, petting zoo, face painting, Home Depot building and Art Bus NOLA.

Organizers say the purpose of the non-profit celebration is to educate and attract visitors, while simultaneously giving back to local residents.

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“Our overall mission is to promote a warm family environment, providing games and activities for those of all ages, while also offering live music and a wonderful selection of local cuisine,” the release said.

Festival organizers are still accepting volunteers for the 2019 Abita Fall Fest. People interested in becoming a volunteer can sign up at the festival website. Volunteers will receive a limited edition collective t-shirt, two free Abita beers and more.

General admission tickets are $20 before Nov. 1. Tickets are $25 on the day of the event, purchased online or at the gate. Children ages 10 and under enter for free.

Organizers say festival-goers can take advantage of free parking located at the Abita Elementary School on Level Street, the Abita Springs Park and Ride on Highway 36 and the Abita Brewery. Shuttle service will also be available running continually from the tree locations.

For more information about the Abita Fall Fest, visit the website.