Louisiana has the most colorful history of any state and of many countries. Beginning long before the Louisiana Purchase, our state took shape in prehistoric times. We have had a past of many battles, on the battlefield and in the political arena. Louisiana's architecture is a lasting impression of French and Spanish rule. Today, there are many reminders of the past in our museums, plantations, historic sites and attractions.
Farmerville is the largest town in Union Parish, Louisiana. This rural community is home to one of Louisiana's most stunning state parks, Lake D'Arbonne State Park. Rolling hills and pine forests greet visitors who come for fishing, camping, kayaking and just relaxing with family. Each year during the last weekend of July, thousands descend upon Farmerville to enjoy the Louisiana Watermelon Festival.