St. Joan of Arc Fair has begun

Published 9:22 pm Friday, April 1, 2022

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This year’s St. Joan of Arc Fair hours are a.m. to 10 p.m. April 2, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 3.
Live music will be provided by Foret Tradition, Faith Becnel, Justin Molaison, Cat 6, Nashville South and Peyton Falgoust. There will be a large selection of rides and carnival games for the entire family.
On Saturday, the St. Joan of Arc Fair will host its first Corn Hole tournament, and children of all ages will love taking photos with all the animals presented by the Reptile Krewe. The fair will also feature face painting and balloon animals for the kids on Saturday and Sunday.
Traditional fair foods including fried fish and shrimp, hamburgers and funnel cakes are on the menu, in addition to a food truck offering daily specials. Parish President Jaclyn Hotard, Attorney Henri Dufresne and Petra Restaurant owner T.J. Qutob will be the featured celebrity chefs on Saturday, leading up to a cook-off lunch on Sunday.
This year’s cook-off will be named in memory of Paul Boeckl, a gentleman who won the cooking contest for the last three years the fair was held. Boeckl passed away in August 2021, and his wife and daughter will serve as judges for this year’s cook-off.
A silent auction will start the Monday before the fair and continue through the weekend. Up for grabs are vacation rentals, sports memorabilia and baskets from various high schools in the region.
Story by Brook R. Cantrelle
Photos by Christine Browning