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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

La Fete Du Monde 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 Tet Dur, Aaron Foret, and 90 Degrees West, will be featured all weekend, along with pay-one-price rides for the kids and good Cajun food to whet your appetite.

The Festival kicks off Thursday, April 20, with a Sneak-A-Peak night where rides can be purchased for only $1.00, from 5 to 9 p.m. Concessions will also be sold including hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken-on-a-stick, fried Oreos and more!

On Friday, April 21, festivities will begin with music by the Sheaux Down Band from 6 until 9 p.m. An auction will follow from 9 to 10 p.m., followed by music from 90 Degrees West, 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 on the festival grounds. 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 Tet Dur, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Later, from 4 to 8 p.m., enjoy the sounds of Aaron Foret, followed by the sounds of Voodoo Gumbo from 9 p.m. to festival closing at 1 a.m.

Sunday entertainment begins with the Pot-2-La band beginning at 11 a.m., followed by an auction from 2 to 3 p.m., and music by Ruff-N-Ready, 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 in case you’ve worked up an appetite from all the dancing.

Weekend armbands may be purchased for $55, as well as pay-one-price tickets for various times throughout the weekend, will be available for the kids.

Check out the Festival ad on page 2-A. Contact the 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.