2016 Annual Atchafalaya Basin Festival, Henderson, La.

alligator-mThe Atchafalaya Basin Festival is an annual festival which is always held on the second Saturday in November, which this year is Saturday, November 12, 2016. It takes place in Henry Guidry Memorial Park in Henderson, Louisiana. Admission and parking are free. This festival began in 2007 and is a fundraiser for Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Henderson and Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel in Butte La Rose, La.

Events include musical entertainment, a car and truck show, cooking contest, queen’s pageant, art and craft booths, carnival rides, and so much more.

The Atchafalaya Basin Festival, being a proud member of the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals, has been the recipient of numerous awards including New Event of the Year, Marketing Award, Poster of the Year, T-Shirt of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

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Submitted by Country Charm Bed and Breakfast in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.