Bayou Vermilion Fest Sunday

by Anna Purdy

Oct. 2 is the 11th annual Bayou Vermilion Festival out of Vermilionville.

Vermilionville Living History and Folk Life Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and education the history of the Cajuns and Creoles, from their origins to present day. This festival highlights some of the best things about Acadiana.

The music begins at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins, Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds and Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie is the line-up. Regional cooking demonstrations for those unfamiliar and of course food will be served. There are kids' activities and an antique vehicles and boats show. There are boat tours of the Bayou Vermilion and canoe rides available.

Attendance is free for kids under 6, $3 for Vermilionville members, $4 for students and seniors and $6 for adults. The festival is still looking for volunteers. If you'd like to be one of them call 233-4077, x205.

Vermilionville also focuses on the ecological impacts facing Louisiana, from cleaning our waterways to preserving our swamp. So there will be booths set up throughout Vermilionville hosted by organizations like Cajuns for Bayou Teche, the Recycling Foundation, , Lafayette Paddle Club, Lafayette Consolidated Government's Environmental Compliance and Lafayette Garden Club.

For more information or directions to the festival go to its website.