Oak Alley gearing up for spring fest

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 19, 2014

By Monique Roth

LAPLACE – Oak Alley Plantation will hold its annual Spring Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30.

This year marks the 23rd year for the festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

Over 170 booths filled with handmade furniture, jewelry, pottery, clothing, toys, home accessories, paintings, prints, yard art and more will be located throughout the plantation grounds.

An array of cuisine and drinks, including funnel cakes, seafood pasta, poboys, crab cakes, red beans and rice, gumbo, alligator sauce piquante, snowballs, beer, mint juleps and daiquiris will be sold at the event. Attendees can also watch fudge and pralines being made while they wait.

The festival is structured with activities for the entire family to enjoy. A petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, sand art and much more will be available.  

The third annual Reveille at Oak Alley race will be held in

conjunction with the festival. The 5K and

1K run/walk will be held at 8 a.m. on

March 29. For registration visit www.nolarunning.com.

Oak Alley Plantation is located at 3645 Louisiana Highway 18 in Vacherie.

Admission to the festival is $5 for attendees who are 10-years-

old and older and free for children 9-years-

old and younger. There will be free parking available at the festival site.

Included in festival admissions is a self-guided walking tour of the historic grounds, Slavery at Oak Alley Exhibit, Civil War Encampment and Blacksmith Shop.  Guided tours of the “Big House” will also be available for an additional fee.