By Jessica Poole
The 42nd annual Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival was held by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN), April 21-22. On Saturday the weather was great and many vendors said they stayed busy all day long. Visitors waited in lines for ice cream, lemonade, and caricatures as they enjoyed the sunny weather.
On Sunday it was overcast and rain from Saturday night made the grounds muddy. However, people still came out to have a good time. There were over 100 vendors, including Russell’s Cajun BBQ sauce and pure Louisiana honey from 2 Guys Honey. Russell’s Cajun BBQ sold homemade BBQ sauce and pulled pork sandwiches. Other vendors included handmade fudge, clothing, unique jewelry, plants, and more!