More festivals in store for us this weekend, and the fun continues Sunday, Oct 20, at the Bayou Vermilion Festival and Boat Parade at Vermilionville! This is a fantastic way to get the whole family involved in our beautiful Louisiana outdoors, and all for a great cause as well.

The Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade is a celebration of and on the Bayou Vermilion that aims to increase awareness of the river as a viable source of recreation for Lafayette Parish and also serves as a fundraiser for the Bayou Vermilion District’s efforts along the Vermilion.

BAYOU VERMILION FESTIVAL TIMELINE

10:00 a.m.

Antique Putt-Putt Boat Display & Discussion (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
Film: Trashed (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
Tours: Rain Garden, Watershed, Green House and Native Plants (10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Cooking Demo: Native Fowl (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

10:30 a.m.

Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (10:30 – 11:00 a.m.)

11:00 a.m.

Babbitt Pouring Demonstration (11:00 – 11:15 a.m.)
Kid’s Corner: Cork Boats, Recycle Planters, Boat Carving and Homemade Sidewalk Chalk (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Canoeing (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

11:15 a.m.

Bayou Vermilion District Presentation (11:15 – 11:30 a.m.)

11:30 a.m.

Lafayette Consolidated Government Presentation (11:30 – 11:45 a.m.)
Film: Trashed (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Shuttle Service from Camellia Bridge Launch to Vermilionville (11:30 a.m.)

11:45 a.m.

T.E.C.H.E. Project Presentation (11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

12:00 p.m.

In The Mind of the Maker Preview & Discussion (12:00 – 12:30 p.m.)
Cooking Demo: Native Fish (12:00 – 2:00 p.m.)

12:30 p.m.

Louisiana Boat Building Techniques: Past to Present (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.)
Shuttle Service from Camellia Bridge Launch to Vermilionville (12:30 p.m.)

1:00 p.m.

Film: Trashed (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Music: Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band (1 – 4 p.m.)

1:30 p.m.

Film: The Pirogue Maker (1:30 – 1:45 p.m.)
Discussion & Unveiling of pirogue created for Robert Flaherty’s Louisiana Story (1:45 – 2:30 p.m.)
Bayou Vermilion Boat Tour (1:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
Shuttle Service from Camellia Bridge Launch to Vermilionville (1:30 p.m.)

BAYOU VERMILION BOAT PARADE TIMELINE

3:00 p.m. at Vermilionville

Bayou Vermilion Boat Parade Launch (3:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

5:00 p.m. at Camellia Bridge Launch located at Bellaire Rd.

BonSoir Catin Trio (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
Joe Vidrine Trio (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

Thank you to Jesse Guidry, Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator for Bayou Vermilion District for all the info about this fun family event!