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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Food, fun and festivities on tap for the weekend in Lockport

Food, fun and festivities on tap for the weekend in Lockport

Festival to open Thursday with Sneak-A-Peak Night

Put your dancing shoes on, grab your lawn chairs and bring your appetites to the Lockport Food Festival’s annual “La Fete’ Du Monde” this weekend on Church St., (near the Lockport ballparks).

The Festival will feature music from some of the best local talent around. Sounds from bands like Good Feelins and Ryan Foret & The Foret Tradition will be featured all weekend, along with pay-one-price rides for the kids and good Cajun food to fill your stomach.

The Festival kicks off Thursday, April 14, with a Sneak-A-Peak night where rides can be purchased for only $1.00.

On Friday, April 15, festivities will begin with music by the Good Feelings Band from 6 until 9 p.m. An auction will take place from 9 to 10 p.m., followed with music by Luke Combs, from 10 p.m. until festival closing at 1 a.m.

On Saturday, a 5K Walk/Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration at 7:30. Pre-register for the race at Forms are available also at Rescue Wayne’s AC, Rogers Parts, Lockport Town Hall, Bobbie Morris Dentistry, and all Jester’s Court locations.

The festival crowd will be entertained earlier in the day on Saturday with music by POT2LA, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Later, from 4 to 8 p.m., enjoy the sounds of Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition, followed by the sounds of the classic rock band Contraflow from 9 p.m. to festival closing at 1 a.m.

Sunday entertainment begins with the swamp pop band Tet-Dur beginning at 11 a.m., an auction from 2 to 3 p.m., and music by Mule Kick, from 3 until 6 p.m. when the fair officially closes.

Along with this impressive list of talent, enjoy the food the festival will offer all weekend. Such delights as jambalaya, gumbo, seafood po-boys, onion mums, crawfish pies, griads, nuggets, hamburgers, hotdogs, crawfish etoufee, alligator sauce picante, white beans, fried fish, beignets, and an assortment of sweets, will be available if you’ve worked up an appetite from all the dancing.

Weekend armbands, as well as pay-one-price tickets for various times throughout the weekend, will also be available for the kids. Parents, purchase your kids’ weekend armbands for $50 in advance only at the Lockport Town Hall. Contact Lockport Town Hall at (985) 532-3117 for more information or visit their Facebook page.

Several of the town’s local civic organizations benefit from the festival proceeds.