Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cajun Woodstock - 4/26/15

We arrived in Cajun Country yesterday and made our way to the Cajun Woodstock festival held at the Church Point City Park in Church Point, LA, Sunday.

Held annually since 2003, the festival is a fund-raising event for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Today it is a 2-day festival with 8 bands, food vendors, and auctions. As of 2014, the festival has sent over $350,000 to St. Jude's with the help of the local community. There was a very diverse crowd here from young to old and some bikers too. 

In addition to the $5 admission fee, other funding programs include a Rice & Gravy Cook Off, the "Cruzin for a Cure" Poker Run, and a silent auction. You can see some of the items donated for the silent auction in the front of the stage. 

Food vendors are set up along with several other vendors of merchandise. Tickets can be purchased 
buy drinks (beer, soft drinks, and water). We had some red beans and rice with sausage and some jambalaya... both delicious.

We were expecting to hear Cajun music, but the band we heard was pure rock and roll. Regardless, we enjoyed visiting this small town and an event for a worthy cause. It was very apparent that this is a very giving community. 

The event is held the last week of April. For information about the 2016 event, visit their website.

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