Wed, Oct 20 | North Side Civic Center

67th Louisiana Cotton Festival

Carnival rides, music and more.
Registration is Closed
67th Louisiana Cotton Festival

Time & Location

Oct 20, 3:30 PM – Oct 24, 6:00 PM
North Side Civic Center, 704 N Soileau St, Ville Platte, LA 70586, USA

About the event

After a year hiatus, the Louisiana Cotton Festival returns this October!

Ville Platte is the home of the fall festival known as the Louisiana Cotton Festival, held each year in October. The World War II veterans are credited for starting the festival as part of their July 4th celebration. In the early 1950's many festival throughout the state were getting their names from local products. Some local civic leaders were interested in starting a festival to promote Louisiana Cotton and for the benefit of Ville Platte and Evangeline Parish. The Louisiana Cotton Festival Association was incorporated on August 20, 1953 for a period of ninety-nine years. Cotton was chosen as the festival product because Evangeline Parish was the first parish in the South where all cotton farmers had planted and raised one-variety cotton, namely Delta and Pine Land Cotton, cotton of uniform staple.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4-H Cotton Food Fest, North Side Civic Center (Judging begins at 4:00 p.m.)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4-H Cotton Pickin' Pet Show, North Side Civic Center Pavilion
  • 5:00 p.m. - Family Night at the Carnival opens (Admission to fairgrounds is free.)
  • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Bracelet Hours at Carnival

Thursday, October 21, 2021

  • 5:00 p.m. - Family Night at the Carnival Opens (Admission to the fairgrounds is free.)
  • 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Bracelet hours at Carnival

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Admission all day Friday: Adults & Children 13 years 7 over - $6
  • Children 6 years old to 12 years old - $2
  • 5 years and younger - Free
  • 1:00 p.m. - Carnival Opens
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Bracelet hours for Carnival
  • 6:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (midnight) - Fais-Do-Do - Street Dance
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Music from Trevor Causey
  • 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (midnight) - Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie

Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • 1:00 p.m. - Family Day at the Carnival opens (Admission to fairgrounds is free.)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Bracelet hours at the Carnival
  • 5:30 p.m. - Cotton Coronation - Crowning of King & Queen Cotton (Admission to Coronation - $5.)

Sunday, October 24, 2021

  • 8:30 a.m. - Cotton Harvest Mass - Our Lady Queen of All Saints in Ville Platte - 1220 West Dardeau Street
  • 12:00 p.m. - "Grand Parade of Cotton," Main Street, running West to East
  • 1:00 p.m. - Family Day at the Carnival Opens (Admission to fairgrounds is free.)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Bracelet Hours at Carnival
  • 6:00 p.m. - Cotton Festival 2021 Closes

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