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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Festival of Old Times is back this weekend

Festival of Old Times is back this weekend

The 3rd Annual “La Fete des Vieux Temps”, or Festival of Old Times, will once again be held this weekend, October 7, 8 and 9, on the grounds of the Lafourche Parish Tourist Center in Raceland at the junction of LA 1 and Highway 90.

Craft booths will line the entrance to the existing pavilion already on the site, housing both bands and food booths.

The festival centers on and spotlights preserving the culture of the community.

Beverages will be plenty with beer and soft drinks on the list. The Festival will also feature great Cajun food, live music, pay-one-price rides, several booths of handmade crafts, an old fashioned hog boucherie, a Sauce Piquante cook off, a cane syrup mill, and auctions.

What makes this festival different than most festivals will be the demo area. Featured attractions include boats from the Traditional Wooden Boats Museum, basket weaving, moss doll and garfish demos, sugar cane syrup cooking, along with dancing from members of the United Houma Nation. And don’t forget the Cajun dancing!

One thing the organizers are extremely proud of is the mass that will be held on Sunday, October 9th under the pavilion at 9 a.m.

The Festival will kickoff on Friday, Oct. 7 with music by “Brennan and Sam” from 6 to 9 p.m. and “The Grove” from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8, entertainment begins at 11 a.m. with music by “Tet Dur” till 3 p.m., followed by “Mule Kick” from 4 to 8 p.m., and “Foret Tradition with Travis Thibodaux” from 9 p.m. till 1 a.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 9, begin the day with mass at 9 a.m. “Pot 2 La” will entertain the crowd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by “Junior Lacrosse” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

So make your way out to the 3rd Annual La Fete des Vieux Temps this weekend and experience great food, music, old time exhibitions, arts and crafts, rides and much more! And the weather promises to be great!