The 4th Annual “La Fete des Vieux Temps”, or Festival of Old Times, will once again be held this weekend, October 6, 7 and 8, 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, kettle corn, 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 8th under the pavilion at 9 a.m.
The Festival will kickoff on Friday, Oct. 6 with music by “Nonk Nu and the Wild Ma Toose” from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by “Ryan Foret, Travis Thibodeaux and the Foret Tradition” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7, 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 “Souled Out” from 9 p.m. till festival closing time at 1 a.m.
On Sunday, Oct. 8, begin the day with mass at 9 a.m., followed by entertainment by “Pah-2-La” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The “Junior Lacrosse” band will take over at 2 p.m. and close out the festival at 6 p.m.
So make your way out to the 4th Annual La Fete des Vieux Temps this weekend and experience great food, music, old time exhibitions, arts and crafts, rides and much more! Visit the Festival’s facebook page for events and times.
Posted on Tue, October 3, 2017
by The Lafourche Gazette