Events and Festivals

Franklin Parish Catfish Festival

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Held in downtown Winnsboro, this festival has it all: vendors, food and entertainment. Held on the second Saturday in April each year this festival also includes a 5K and car show.

Visit the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival website

Jim Bowie Festival

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The Jim Bowie Festival & State Championship BBQ Throwdown is the last weekend (Friday and Saturday) of September. The festival is held on the the beautiful banks of the Mighty Mississippi River. Enjoy a weekend packed full of great events. Vendors, BBQ Masters, KCBS Judges, and Entertainers welcome.

More information here.

Watermelon Festival in Farmerville

watermelon farmervilleFounded by the Farmerville Jaycees in 1963, the Louisiana Watermelon Festival is held in

Farmerville, Louisiana annually the last weekend in July. The Watermelon Festival is celebrated each year as a way of promoting the watermelon industry and showing pride in their harvest.

More information here.

Teddy’s Bearfest

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The Madison Parish Police Jury and the Madison Parish Tourism Commission holds an annual Teddy’s Bearfest. This historical celebration commemorates President Theodore Roosevelt’s successful bear hunting expedition in Madison Parish where he actually shot and killed his black bear.