Wayne Toups, 2016
2017 FOLK DEMONSTRATORS
Calvin Ardoin, fiddle repairs
Benjamin Deshotels, ​blacksmith
Bonnie Boudreaux, chair caning
Margaret Brinkhouse, gourds

Ms. Bursia, quilting
Christy Castille, tatting

John Colson, file' maker
Tom Colvin, boat builder
Linda "Pish" Dahlen, muskrat & nutira
    skinning

Ann Luster, alligator garfish jewelry/basket
   weaving

Jane Luster, moss dolls
Jackie Miller, Mardi Gras mask maker
Larry Miller, instrument maker
Tommy Myers, Cajun rosaries
Bill Parrie, leather work, plaiting, tooling
Doris Perkins, lye soap & quilling
Charlene Quinilty, spinning & weaving
Clifton Rambin, walking canes
Myrna Wilson, Coushatta pinestraw baskets

CRAFT VILLAGE
Hosted by the
Louisiana Crafts Guild
Nick DesHotels, game calls
Benjamin Deshotels, metals
Carroll Gautreaux, metal
Ned Herbert, knives
Christopher Kirsch, printmaker
Tommy Myers, bird houses
Trish Ransom, mixed media
Lana Stamper, jewelry


ARTIST VILLAGE
Jaron Stone, original gold-leaf paintings
Kate Chatelain, multi-media, conceptual

     artwork
Uniquely Framed, handmade wooden

     picture frames
Louisiana Music Maps, art prints celebrating

     LA musicians
Mel LeCompte Jr., children’s author &

     illustrator
Amelia Smith, original paintings & art prints
Damian P. Cuccio, ceramics
Kathryn Lacey Thevis, photography & resin

     paintings
Lux Orleans, handmade jewelry
Heide DeRouen, original paintings
Shelly Savoy, Cajun pop art originals
WildCraft Goods, handmade soaps, salves

     & syrups
Brook Roy, animal-themed oil paintings
Jerica Guillory, children’s author
Hanna Gumbo, art & illustration
*Bubble Parades twice daily
*Balloon Animals & Face Painting all day


MUSICIANS' VILLAGE
CFMA Jam Sessions, Dance Lessons

VENDORS
American Girl Doll Clothes
Bath Fitter
Connie’s Creations

LeafFilter North LLC

2017 BANDS -
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CFMA Young Musicians
Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
The Band Courtbouillon
Kyle Huval & The Dixie Club Ramblers
Warren Storm - Willie Tee & Cypress Band
Louisiana Red
The Savoy Family Band

SPECIAL EVENTS/FEATURES
Rendez Vous Cajun Radio Show
Bayou Teche Brewing, Tapping the Keg
Eunice Mardi Gras Association Run
Eunice Mardi Gras Association Exhibit
Petanque

FOOD BOOTHS
Featuring restaurants, organizations &
individuals. 
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AG VILLAGE
LSU AgCenter
Louisiana Dutch Oven Society
Cajun Prairie Habitat Society
Louisiana 4-H Food & Fitness Board, 
     United Healthcare
St. Landry Parish 4-H Junior Leaders
National Resources Conservation Service
     (NRCS/USDA)
Farm Service Agency (USDA)
The Bee Whisperer
Sunshine Equipment
​Case IH


COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS
Chef Drake Leonards

Chef James Hamilton

WALK-THROUGH LOUISIANA
​Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe
Canneci Nde' Band of Lipan Apache​
Evangeline Parish Tourism
Louisiana Swine Festival
​Unity Baptist Church / Jesus Kids
University Baptist Church, Eunice


​FILM VILLAGE
Full Schedule

ATHLETIC
Cameron's Shoes 5k

CAR SHOW
Coordinated by Mark Denette & 105-5 KEUN. 
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PARTNERS
Eunice Rotary Club
LSU Eunice
City of Eunice
National Park Service
St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission
Louisiana Crafts Guild
Cinema On The Bayou
CFMA, Acadiana Chapter
Eunice Mardi Gras Association

Festival Overview

FOLKLIFE VILLAGE     Coordinated by the National Park Service.  The 2017 festival will feature over twenty-five folk demonstrators, such as boat building, Native American folk crafts, Mardi Gras mask making, musical instrument making, weaving and many others.  The beauty of this component is its simplicity:  folk artists at work, communicating with festival guests by telling stories, answering questions and sharing tradition in a personal way.  Folklife Village is a core component of the festival as organizers place a high value on the preservation, promotion and documentation of Louisiana folk art and crafts.
MUSIC STAGE     Features great Louisiana musical talent.  Eunice's own Todd Ortego serves as emcee on stage throughout the weekend.  Bands representing several musical genres (e.g. traditional Cajun, Zydeco, Country & Western, Bluegrass, etc.) entertain festival guests.

MUSICIAN'S VILLAGE     Hosted by the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) Acadiana Chapter featuring scheduled and impromptu jam sessions throughout the weekend.  CFMA will host jams which include its own members as well as invited musical groups of all ages.  The village provides an opportunity for musicians to jam together, networking, share stories and learn from one another.
ARTIST VILLAGE     Hosted by the Eunice Community Art House and features the work of Louisiana artists from a wide variety of genres and mediums – including folk art, classical art, pottery, glass, photography, and more.  Artist Village will also have many activities for children throughout the weekend.
WALK-THROUGH LOUISIANA     The walk-through is a unique and exciting element of the festival.  This area affords communities, parishes, tourist centers, festivals, and regional entities the ability to showcase themselves in whatever manner they choose -- as simple as setting up a table with brochures, or as elaborate as sharing food samples, hosting musicians from their region, etc.
Participating entities will be part of a walk-through exhibit, allowing festival attendees to stroll through LA, meeting people from various regions, learning about events and opportunities, and hopefully making a tourism "to-do" or "bucket" list for the future.
CRAFT VILLAGE     Hosted by the LOUISIANA CRAFTS GUILD, Craft Village is dedicated to featuring authentic, Louisiana crafts. 
FILM VILLAGE    Hosted by filmmaker Pat Mire and Cinema on the Bayou.  Louisiana films are featured throughout the weekend, often with the filmmaker present, sharing dialogue with guests following the showing of their work.  Films are shown in the west auditorium of the Community Education Building (adjacent to the festival grounds)..
FOOD VILLAGE     Restaurants, organizations, and individuals selling a delicious variety of cuisine!  Features a wide variety of Louisiana cuisine, ranging from backbone stew to poboys, cracklins and boudin to gumbo. 
ATHLETIC EVENTS     Cameron's Shoes Foundation will host a 5k Run on the morning of Saturday, October 28.  
CLASSIC CAR  & TRUCK SHOW 
  Hosted by Mark Denette & 105-5 KEUN.