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Rotary Club of St. Charles hosts 40th annual Alligator Festival

LULING — The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish’s 40th annual Alligator Festival will take place at the Westbank Bridge Park in Luling, Sept. 26-29. The festival is the primary fundraiser that funds the Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish’s college scholarships for local youth.

“Bring your appetite! We will have a variety of alligator delicacies and other traditional cajun cuisine and festival foods,” said Kelsey Pollock Rotary Club Public Relations Chair. “Your kids can enjoy the carnivals rides and hold baby alligators, while you enjoy the craft vendors and live music all weekend long.
Admission is $2 upon entry.

New to this year’s festival, a dunking booth with celebrity guests featuring The Cajun Ninja, DJ Rhett, Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum, and other St. Charles Parish familiar faces.

The 2019 Alligator Festival Schedule is as follows

Thursday

  • Open from 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Amusement Rides and concessions ONLY
  • Ride Wristbands – $15 ($10 for all Scouts IN UNIFORM)

Friday

  • Open from 6 – 11 p.m.
  • Ride Wristbands – $25
  • Music Line Up
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Retro
  • 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Nashville South

Saturday

  • Open from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ride Wristbands – $25
  • 5 – 11 p.m. – NO Ride Wristbands/Mega-bracelet only
  • Music Line Up
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Kevin Gullage and Blues Groovers
  • 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Gordan Bradberry Band
  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 90 Degrees West
  • 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Band Camp

Sunday

  • Open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • All day Ride Wristbands – $25
  • Music Line Up
  • 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Escalade Showband
  • 2:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Junior & Sumtin Sneaky
  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mojeaux

This year’s winning poster artist is Don Stewart. According to Stewart, Barry Guillot’s Wetland Watchers group was the inspiration behind the composite drawing. The alligator is comprised of over 100 Louisiana items suggested by the group of students.  More information about the Alligator Festival can be found at www.alligatorfestival.org.

About Rotary: The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish is a local humanitarian organization that has been providing “Service Above Self” to the community since 1978. For more information, visit http://www.stcharlesrotary.com.