TECHE BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL
April 15-17, 2016
The mission of the
Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival is to educate the citizens of St.
Mary Parish and the surrounding area about the
Louisiana Black Bear, a species listed by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service as "threatened" under
the guidelines of the Endangered Species Act.
The goal is to promote ecotourism, educate the
public about the Black Bear species and to
protect their natural habitat. The
festival features live music, food vendors,
arts and crafts, attractions, culturally relevant venues, and
best of all, good company. Educational exhibits and children's
activities relating to bears and the many other
natural resources found in south Louisiana are
also a focal point of the festival.
HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL
October 31, 2015
Moon Festival began more than ten years ago to
encourage downtown shopping and support for
local merchants. It was scheduled
during the month of October to celebrate the
beginning of the harvest season which leads up to
the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It
recognizes the spirit of a cane farming culture,
which has reaped the rewards of productive
farmland and abundant natural resources. The
features live music, children's activities, a
classic car show, vendors and special
retail promotions. It is sponsored by the
Franklin Merchants Association.
For more information, contact:
Cajun Coast Visitors and
1-800-256-2931 or 337-828-2555