The 47th Annual Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival will open its gates on Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18 (Rain dates April 24-25). Exhibitors will display their wares beneath the gorgeous live oak trees of Melrose Plantation. Artists and crafters will showcase their original paintings, drawings, stained glass, gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing, photography, plants toys, woodworking, pottery and so much more.
The festival is sponsored by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) and all proceeds go directly to the preservation and conservation of Melrose Plantation, a National Historic Landmark.
Tours of the plantation home, the “Big House,” will be available, with guides. Tickets for tours of the Big House are $5 and will be available for purchase on the day. Self-guided tours of the grounds and viewing of all the historic buildings are free.
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are free!