Shopping Southdown Marketplace
Every spring and every fall, the one-day Southdown Marketplace draws locals and visitors to shop for hand-made crafts.
The festival, sponsored by the non-profit Terrebonne Historical & Cultural Society, Inc., is a celebration of creative arts and community tradition. The income from festival admission fees, booth rentals, and food concessions is used for the daily operation and maintenance of Southdown Plantation House, The Terrebonne Museum.
Southdown Marketplace offers a casual, family-friendly atmosphere for men, women and children of all ages. Shoppers can find a variety of hand-made crafts and fine arts including jewelry, clothing, woodcrafts, furniture, pottery, paintings, photography, dolls, metalwork, floral arrangements, and much more. Children enjoy the hands-on art projects.
The Cajun Food Court offers gumbo, corn soup, red beans, white beans, shrimp jambalaya, beignets, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, chili fritos, sweet potato and apple pies, and ice cream. Pints and quarts of many items are available for take-out.
The festival is held in the spring on the Saturday one week prior to Easter, and again in the fall on the first Saturday in November. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Admission is $4 per person. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.
For more information on Southdown Marketplace, call 985-851-0154 or visit SouthdownMuseum.org.
Southdown Plantation House, The Terrebonne Museum is located at 1208 Museum Drive, near the corner of LA Hwy 311 and St. Charles Street in Houma, with easy access from U.S. 90 via exit 200.