Held at various locations in Mandeville, the festival focuses on Pride and Prejudice, and activities include love letter writing and other contests, lectures, readings, dance demonstrations, a raffle and more. March 10 activities includes brunch, entertainment and a reception. Visit www.janeaustenfestival.org for details. Admission free March 9, $35 March 10. 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 9, noon to 5 p.m. March 10.