Parishioners of St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold its Annual Creole Festival featuring a taste of Creole cuisine, culture, and history. Visitors are invited to a weekend of Creole hospitality, explore the history of this locale, and the partake of the regional Creole cuisine.
Festivities begin with a fish fry on Friday evening, Oct. 12, from 6-10 p.m., with DJ Butchie Wutchie providing music.
Saturday and Sunday mid-morning events take on a festive atmosphere on the church grounds, with DJ Doc Couty playing music throughout the day. Family friendly, there will be kid activities, a country store, bingo, and music. An array of Creole foods such as chicken gumbo, turkey dinners, meat pies, dirty rice, hot tamales and home-baked goods will be served in the church dining hall. Carnival foods including burgers, candied apples, funnel cakes, etc. will also be featured.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Sept. 24, 2014, visitors are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the Church and cemetery.
As always, visitors are welcomed to join in the celebration of Mass. Times are: 5 p.m. on Saturday evening and at 10:30 am on Sunday morning.
St. Augustine Catholic Church is located at 2262 LA Highway 484, Natchez, Louisiana. Contact information:
St. Augustine Church Rectory (318) 379-2521;
Fair Chairman, Chad Nelson (318) 663-8584; firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity, Dianne Moran (318) 471-4339