Calvin Ardoin, fiddle repairs

Gary Badeaux, duck decoys, dugout pirogue
Willie Badeaux, duck decoys, dugout pirogue
Bonnie Boudreaux, chair caning

Ms. Bursia, quilting
Christy Castille, tatting

Lora Ann Chaisson, alligator jewelry
John Colson, file' maker

Tom Colvin, boat builder
Linda "Pish" Dahlen, muskrat & nutira

Charlie Daniels, smokers, duck blinds
Richard Delahoussaye, blacksmith
Bill Ellzey, walking sticks, button toys
Matt Fruge, traiteur
Rebecca Henry, traiteur
C.J. Knobloch, wood carver, toys, decoys

Ann Luster, alligator garfish jewelry/basket

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
Sam Riehl, blacksmith
Margo Rosas, hide tanning & beadwork
Berk Veillon, traiter
Myrna Wilson, Coushatta pinestraw baskets

Hosted by the
Louisiana Crafts Guild

Hosted by Louisiana Artists


Full Schedule

CFMA Jam Sessions, Dance Lessons



Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted
The Band Courtbouillon

Traditional Cajun Boucherie
Savoy Music Center Jam Session
Recognizing Our Roots
Rendez Vous Cajun Radio Show
Bayou Teche Brewing, Tapping the Keg
Eunice Mardi Gras Association Run
We Weren't Born Here  JAM
Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe
Canneci Nde' Band of Lipan Apache

Featuring restaurants, organizations &

Chef James Hamilton, Exec. Chef, Coushatta
   Casino & Resort
Cameron's Shoes 5k

Coordinated by 105-5 KEUN & Mark Denette. 

Eunice Rotary Club
LSU Eunice
City of Eunice
National Park Service
St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission
Louisiana Crafts Guild
Eunice Community Art House
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.

MUSICIANS' 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 22.  
  Hosted by 105-5 KEUN & Mark Denette.