TECHE BLACK BEAR FESTIVAL
April 19-21, 2013
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
Oct. 27, 2012
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.
VOICES OF THE PAST
October 14-16, 2011
"Spend the weekend with us in beautiful
Franklin, Louisiana, with over 400 properties listed on
the National Register of Historic Places.
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the City of Franklin and
St. Mary Parish. Stroll down an oak arcade, drive
along a boulevard of cast iron lampposts and an early
19th century Main Street. Take the Sweet
Remembrances Cemetery Tour, visit three historic
churches, the Masonic Lodge and the United States Post
Office building, attend the Techeland Arts Council's
inaugural production and explore seven antebellum homes.
See for yourself the town Lyle Sexton called "one of the
prettiest towns in Louisiana." (Excerpt taken
from the "Voices of the Past"
For more information, contact:
St. Mary Landmarks Society:
Techeland Arts Council:
Cajun Coast Visitors and
http://www.cajuncoast.com, 1-800-256-2931 or