35th Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
Head to DeQuincy on April 12,13 and 14, 2018 for the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival.
The festival started as a country fair to raise money for the Campfire Girls group by Mrs. L.L. Irwin and Mrs. Mickey in 1963. The country fair was changed to a Railroad festival in 1983 at the suggestion of Mayor Gary Cooper partly due to the fact that the town of DeQuincy was originally established by the Kansas City Southern Railroad in 1897.
The Railroad Festival takes place at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum Fairgrounds – Click or tap here for directions.
The festival features fun for the whole family with carnival rides, food booths, vendors, a parade and live entertainment. Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is free to enter and alcohol is not allowed.
Some of the free music entertainment acts include:
- Collin Raye
- Southwest Jazz
- Rosedown Rockers
- Rusty Metoyer and the
- Zydeko Krush
- Gyth Rigdon
- Collin Raye
Not your typical bear hunt. No weapons are needed for this bear hunt, only eyes, and maybe a smartphone.
The Calcasieu Parish feeding program will begin again on April 1, 2020. Starting April 1, the feeding program will change to providing five breakfasts and five lunches to take home for the week.
We have seen this question asked in several local groups “Why is everyone on unemployment getting an additional $600 during the COVID-19 pandemic even if they didn’t normally make that amount while working?”