Area Festivals / Events

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MARCH

Rotary Club Annual Mud & Trail Ride

1st Saturday of March. Camping, classes, mud rides and the beautiful nature trails of SRA Park Site #3 - 3A

APRIL

Battle of Pleasant Hill

Early April - weekend closest to April 8-9 (the actual dates of the battle). Re-enactment of a Civil War rebel victory. Has over 700 re-enactors and attracts between 5,000 and 10,000 visitors each year.

Pioneer Trade Day

3rd Saturday of April. This festival with food, vendors, historical exhibits is held at the historic Gaines-Oliphint House and proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the house.

MAY

Choctaw-Apache Pow-Wow

1st weekend in May. Powwow events are held both Saturday and Sunday.

Zwolle Loggers' Festival

2nd weekend in May. This festival pays tribute to all the logging and forestry families and industries in the town and parish.

Fisher Sawmill Days

3rd weekend in May. This festival "tells it like it was" in Fisher at the turn of the last century during the early days of lumbering in Louisiana. It recaptures the flavor of life in a sawmill village.

OCTOBER

Pineland Days

Held in odd-numbered years on the 1st Saturday of October

Zwolle Tamale Fiesta

2nd weekend in October. Recalls the area's occupation by the Spanish Province of Texas.

NOVEMBER

Sabine Free State Festival

1st weekend in November. This festival commemorates the time when the area was a Free State (1806-1822), located between Spanish land and the United States.

Milam Settlers' Days

Weekend before Thanksgiving. The historic theme of the festival is focused on the Causey House in Milam. Milam is Sabine County's oldest town with a history that dates back to at least 1828, at which time it was called Red Mound.

DECEMBER

Festival of Lights

1st Saturday of December - continuing all month. Christmas Festival and City of Lights - Since its beginnings in 1927, the Festival of Lights has grown into Louisiana's premier community based Christmas Celebration.