It’s that time of year again. Where the temperature cools off, the humidity drops, and people can spend time outside without becoming a sweaty, sticky mess. Whether that means you will finally venture outside to bird watch at Lake Martin or fish the bayous and basin, the smell of fall in the air is invigorating. Cooking outdoors is an activity many Cajuns and residents of Breaux Bridge, LA enjoy. After a cool day of fishing, invite friends and family over for an outdoor fish fry and turn it into a fun event. Of course, this assumes you actually caught enough fish to feed people, but if not, oysters will soon be in season. An oyster fry with hushpuppies, fries, and onion rings at dusk outdoors in the fall sounds fantastic.

If you are not particularly outdoorsy but still like to spend time outside in the fall, Breaux Bridge has an annual garage sale during the first weekend of October every year. Businesses and vendors open their doors downtown, and the city provides a map of homes and businesses outside of downtown that have chosen to participate in the city-wide garage sale. Breaux Bridge’s citywide garage sale is a fun event for all ages, with items for sale to suit every need and desire. You can even prepare for Halloween with inexpensive clothing and items to make a truly unique costume! At Parc Hardy there is an extension of the garage sale with more booths and items for people to enjoy sponsored by the Civic Club de Pont Breaux!