- This week in Louisiana history. May 26, 1865 Civil War finally ends in La. as Army of Trans-Miss. surrenders in New Orleans.
- This week in New Orleans history. A most appropriate
photograph to share on Memorial Day, this one from the New
Orleans Public Library captures soldiers from the various
camps in Louisiana and Mississippi who came to New Orleans for
brief periods of weekend leaves and are shown around the city
by guides supplied by the WPA recreation division. Here the
WPA guide is in Jackson Square with a group of military
tourists on May 26, 1941.
- This week in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Corn Festival is held every year the second full weekend in June. The festival and slogan “Aw Shucks” originated in 1986 and still is the only corn festival in the state of Louisiana. The name Louisiana Corn Festival was given to honor the impact that agriculture has on our economy and a Corn Farmer is honored each year. This festival has something for all ages. There is music every night with live bands Friday and Saturday night with a street dance, games, contests, corn cooking contest, children's parade, pirogue races, corn shucking contest and corn eating contest! This year we will host our 2nd Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday, June 9th. So follow the rows of corn down to Bunkie, where you are sure to have a corn shucking good time!!
Bunkie will celebrate the 32nd Annual Corn Festival on June 7, 8, & 9, 2018. Carnival Bracelets to ride all night on Thursday & Friday are $20, Saturday ALL DAY bracelets are $25 and individual ride tickets are available for purchase. Gate Entrance is $3 for 21 and up and $1 for 20 and below. Thursday’s Family night has no gate entrance fee. Our city wide parade will roll Saturday at 10am. Join our community this year and help us celebrate 32 years!
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