"Louisiana's Best Festival in History" is a Theme Park, a Theatre, Holiday Shopping, an Educational Experience, and a Festival. A perfect mini-vacation, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans!
Nov 9-10 HEROES WEEKEND - honoring veterans, first responders, and scouts. The first 200 veterans and first responders with a current and official ID get a free USA Flag Pin (show current ID at the entry gate). All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform can get a 50% discount at the gate on Nov 9th and 10th.
Here's the meetup from 2012: http://www.meetup.com/NewOrleansPhotographers/events/90218892/
There are various tickets you can purchase. For a 1-day pass, it's $17. You can purchase the ticket in advance through the Festival's website: http://www.larf.net/Tickets.php.
From: New Orleans, and Jackson MS, take I-55 (South) , Then I-12 East, to Exit 42.
From: Alabama and Florida Take I-10 (West), then Take I-12 toward Hammond to exit 42.
From: Texas, Baton Rouge, and Slidel Get onto I-12 (East), get off at exit 42.