Creole Heritage Festival set for October 13-15

The 2023 St. Augustine Catholic Church Creole Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15 at St. Augustine Church in Isle Brevelle.

Events for Friday, Oct. 13 include a fish fry and music from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Enjoy a catfish dinner with fries, hushpuppies, and dessert while listening to the live music of Deep Water Rehab. Eat-in or take-out is available.

Saturday events include a 15.6 mile roundtrip bike ride beginning at 10 am. Rosa-Ashby Metoyer, a member of the National Association of Black Storytellers, will hold a Storytime at 2 pm. Other events include a river tour, games, bingo, and raffles.

Food will be available at all times throughout the festival. Gumbo, meat pies, tamales, dinner plates, and lots of homemade cakes and desserts will be available.

Following the celebration of Mass at 5 p.m. with Father Ray, the festival will resume with a turkey dinner in the hall and music and dancing outdoors until 10 p.m.

After 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, the festival continues from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. when all the food booths, games, and music start. The festival will conclude at 3 p.m. with the drawing of the raffle winners.

St. Augustine Catholic Church is located approximately 15 miles south of Natchitoches at 2262 LA Highway 484, a short distance from Melrose Plantation. For directions or for more information, please call the church rectory at (318) 379-2521.

In case of rain, all events will be moved inside the hall.