Parishioners of St. Augustine Catholic Church will host a Creole Festival featuring a taste of Creole cuisine, culture, and history. Visitors are invited to a weekend of hospitality; explore the history of this locale, and partake of the regional cuisine.
Festivities start with a fish fry on Friday evening October 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., with DJ Butchie Wutchie providing music.
Saturday and Sunday midmorning events take on a festive atmosphere on the church grounds, with DJ Doc Couty playing music throughout the day. Family friendly, there will be 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 24 September 2014, visitors are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the Church and cemetery.
In addition, St. Augustine Catholic Church was the site of Shelby’s Wedding. Notably, this year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the movie “Steel Magnolias”. Members of the community filled the pews during the wedding scene.
As always, visitors are welcomed to join in the celebration of Mass. Times are: 5:00 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; Publicity, Dianne Moran (318) 471-4339