This annual celebration of food, entertainment, arts and crafts on the first full weekend of May occurs in Leesville Historic District, and this year's Mayfest will take place May 1-2, 2020! Be sure to come hungry, too. There will be funnel cakes, bratwurst dinners, barbecue and the annual Lion's Club benefit pancake breakfast.
Artisans from all over Louisiana and surrounding states display and demonstrate their talents, including glass artisans, woodworkers, mixed-media artists, candle-makers, potters, face painters and many more. Children can get in on the fun, too, by participating in a variety of hands-on art projects.
Entertainment each year has included concerts by such national and internationally known music artists as Jo-El Sonnier, Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, Tab Benoit, Gregg Wright, Irma Thomas and Charlie Louvin. Regional and local entertainers have included Trout Fishing in America, Gypsy La Rose, Laurel and the Edge, the Michael Foster Project and others. Each year the entertainment is different, so come hear great music and kick up the sound in downtown Leesville.
For more information, including an upcoming announcement of this year's lineup, contact the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission at 337-238-0783.