24th Annual Cypress Sawmill Festival
The Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival, an annual event held the first weekend in April, will hold its 24th annual celebration at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson, Louisiana, April 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2014. This event is a family festival featuring professional lumberjack shows, chainsaw carving, a cypress sawmill display, golf, fishing and softball tournaments, a passé partout (two-person saw) contest, arts and crafts, Classic Car & Truck show, a street fair with rides and games, a fun walk and food and drink booths. Zoo-Zoom, an exotic traveling petting zoo, an old engine display, and a fireworks salute to support services are included in this year’s festivities. Admission into the park is $5 per car on Friday, $10 per car on Saturday and Sunday, or $20 for a weekend pass.
Live entertainment line-up includes: Friday, April 4th by Cajun Classics – 9:30 to 11:30 pm; Saturday, April 5th by Joel Martin Project – 12 noon; Explosion – 3:00 pm; Hank Staples & Thundercreek Band – 6:30 pm; South 70 Band – 9:30 pm; Sunday, April 6th Waylon Thibodeaux – 12 noon; Nik-L-Beer Band – 2:30 pm; and Don Rich Band – 5:00 pm.
Overnight camping is available at Kemper Williams Park for $25.00 per unit – per day, with a two day minimum. For reservations and additional information please contact Kemper Williams Park at (985) 395-2298.
Applications for food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, and golf tournament can be downloaded and printed from the festival’s website at www.cypresssawmill.com, along with more information about the festival and each band’s bios. For a complete schedule of events, contact the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau at 985-395-4905, 800-256-2931 or visit www.cajuncoast.com/cypresssawmill.