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45th Annual Bon Mange Festival kicks off in Gheens

45th Annual Bon Mange Festival kicks off in Gheens


Held annually on the first full weekend in June, the Gheens Bon Mange' Festival (Bon Mange meaning good eats), features fresh cooked food made with ingredients mostly harvested from the community, with recipes handed down through the generations.

The festival takes place inside the air-conditioned Vacherie-Gheens Community Center and there’s no admission fee.

This year’s festival features a variety of music including swamp pop, country and other favorites.

Festival foods include gumbo, jambalaya, fried fish, fried shrimp, grillades, white beans, fresh cracklins, hamburgers, hot dogs, and all your festival favorites. Also served will be soft drinks, cold beer and their signature Rougarou Brew daiquiri.

Fun for the kids will be provided by Gatorbounce inflatables.

The festival will kick off Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m. to the music of Kerry Thibodaux. Festival go’ers will enjoy the music of Souled Out beginning at 9 p.m. until festival closing at 1 a.m.

On Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy the sounds of The Rockin Oldies Band, followed by Mule Kick from 4 to 8 p.m., and Junior Lacrosse from 9 p.m. to festival closing at 1 a.m.

On Sunday, June 3, Pot 2 La will take the stage beginning at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the music of Ross Grisham from 3 to 7 p.m.

For more information check out on Facebook at Gheens Bon Mange’ Festival & Community Center.