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11th Annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival March 21

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We have no shortage of fun festivals here in Acadiana,and now that spring is almost here, we certainly have something to look forward to! The 11th annual Acadian Memorial Heritage Festival and Wooden Boat Congres will be held Saturday, March 21st at Evangeline Oak Park in St Martinville. Lots of great food, live Cajun music, arts and crafts, Cajun dance lessons, and a reenactment of the arrival of the Acadians will be held on Bayou Teche. Festivities begin at 10:00 am and go through 4:00 pm. Looks like a great family outing on beautiful Bayou Teche in St Martinville!

Here’s the complete schedule of events:

9:00am Brazos Huval School of Music – Cajun music
Ongoing cooking and craft demonstrations (all day)
Food, water, soda and beer for purchase (all day)
Crafts booths and Acadian Memorial boutique
9:45am Flag raising
10:00am Welcome, introductions
Table française – conversation in French (Mike LeBlanc
and others)
11:00am Théâtre Cadien – historical vignettes
La Récolte – Cajun music
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site – traditional life
on the bayou
12:00pm Traditional round dances with Earlene Broussard
Coton Jaune/Acadian Brown Cotton, a Documentary
Film by Sharon and Suzanne
12:30pm Cajun dance lessons with Brandon Broussard and
Brazos Huval School of Music
1:00pm Re-enactment of the arrival of the Acadian families,
honoring the Sonnier and Guilbeau families
1:30pm Crowning of M/Mme Bâteau de bois
1:45pm Native American traditional music/dancing
2:00pm Wooden Boat Parade and Exhibit
Storytime (Fiddles and Spoons: Tales of an Acadian
mouse) and Scavenger Hunt with Suzi Lemoine
La Récolte
Film on Acadian culture
3:00pm Decorating and Pâquer-ing eggs w/Dylan and Jolène
La Récolte
4:00pm Closing ceremony
Cajun Jam session

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