If you're in the mood for a short trip north, head to Lacombe for the Wild Things! Wildlife Refuges festival. Its free and features boat tours, hayrides, live music, and exibitions by conservationists.
Whole Foods Market in Metairie will be teaching those interested in creating holiday crafts from recyclables today from 10-2. Head uptown to their Magazine Street location to learn about green decorating, and how to make Halloween costumes and treats today from 1-3pm.
In addition to the Cochon de Lait at St. Edwards, the following schools/parishes are also holding fall fairs:
St. Philip Neri Oktoberfest in MetairieRockin' Cajun Festival at St. Bonaventure in AvondaleSt. Cletus Oyster Festival in Gretna
With all these choices there is no excuse to sit around this weekend - get out and have fun!