Warm weather, sunshine, and a little bit of rain welcomed locals and visitors alike to the 48th Annual Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival April 23-24. The iconic local event is sponsored by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN.)
Hundreds of visitors enjoyed 86 vendors situated throughout the grounds of Melrose Plantation. These vendors sold a wide variety of arts and crafts as well as food and drinks.
The Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival is one of the major fundraisers for the APHN. The proceeds are used for the maintenance, upkeep and associated expenses of the plantation grounds and buildings. The Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival is a community tradition, one of the many events that makes life in our community special.
If you would like to donate your time or resources to the APHN’s efforts in preserving our area’s history, please contact Dr. Vicki Parrish at 318-355-8317.