Saturday, October 31 was an eventful day of fun for all ages on the Natchitoches riverbank. The day started with an open float in which costumed paddlers explored the Cane River. On land, the popular Farmers’ Market was joined by Witch Way to Main Street. Well over 1,000 young ghouls, superheroes, costumed figures of every description and their families visited booths staffed by various community organizations where the youngsters could try their hand at games and rake in lots of sweet loot.
The popular event, started in 2000, is a long-standing community tradition that provides families a safe place for their little ones to have fun and trick or treat. This event is one of the many things that make life in our community so special. More than a few of the parents of the little ones dressed up tonight were themselves trick or treaters at an earlier Witch Way to Main Street event.
The Farmers’ Market featured a special treat as Natchitoches’ own Indigeaux Belly Dance troupe was joined by the Cairo Gems in a delightfully fun Halloween performance. The dancers performed their iconic “Witches Dance” as well as several other pieces. The troupe is a fixture of the Natchitoches arts scene and has performed in the Christmas Festival Parade as well as dance competitions.