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Louisiana Travel : Chauvin Folk Art Festival and Blessing of the Fleet

 

Chauvin Folk Art Festival and Blessing of the Fleet
Chauvin, Louisiana

Watch festively decorated boats parade down Bayou Petit Caillou to be blessed by the local priest for a safe and bountiful shrimping season.  The parade is scheduled to begin around 12:30 pm.

The Chauvin Folk Art Festival is held in conjunction with the Blessing.  You can wander through the sculpture garden on your own or join a guided tour spoken in English or Cajun French.  Enjoy swamp pop, Cajun and Zydeco music by Moss Pickers.  There’ll be over 20 booths of local artists where you can shop and watch demonstrations.  An art activity tent will be available for kids and adults and local cuisine is available.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 11 am – 4 pm
Free admission
Chauvin Sculpture Garden & Nicholls State University Art Studio
5337 Bayouside Drive
Chauvin, Louisiana

For more info on Blessing of the Fleet:
Decorating for the Shrimp Fleet Blessing: Chauvin, Louisiana