North La. Sweet Potato Festival Slated For Spring

 

OAK GROVE — The West Carroll Chamber of Commerce is set to host The Inaugural North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival, March 30-April 2 in Downtown Oak Grove.

 “West Carroll Parish has been the Sweet Potato Capital of Louisiana for many years,” Chamber Director Adam Holland said. “With the opening of Lamb Weston in Oak Grove and Delhi this is the perfect time to start a new festival that honors one of our biggest crops in the parish.”

The North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival is registered with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office as an official trademark.

The festival will take place in conjunction with the Spring Blue Grass Festival that takes place at the Lingo Center and brings around 1,000 people to the parish bi-annually.

The event will include a Midway on the Courthouse Square presented by Miller Spectacular Shows of Greenbrier, Ark., Arts and Crafts Vendors, Cooking Contest, Antique Car and Tractor Show and an Antique Tractor Pull on the grounds of the Lingo Center.

“We are proud to be able to bring this festival to the people of Northeast Louisiana,” Holland said. “With the schedule of events we have planned for this week we are sure there will be something for everyone from children to adult.”

Booth space is just $25 and $35 with electricity. Vendors interested in participating may call Janice Holland at 318-428-9280 or the chamber office at 318-428-8289. 

For up-to-date information about the festival and other chamber projects visit westcarrollchamber.com.

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5 Responses to North La. Sweet Potato Festival Slated For Spring

  1. The shirts, are currently in the design state and the committee will be selecting which merchants design will be used. After that decision is made I will be sure to post a picture of them as well as who will be selling them.

  2. James Wilson says:

    I want to no the dates for 2012 sweet potatoe festival.
    Thanks.

    • Mr. James,
      The festival is slated for March 28-31, 2012 we are currently in the early planning stages now and more details will be available in the coming months.

      Thanks,
      Adam T. Holland
      Director
      W.C. Chamber

  3. Matthew Gutierrez says:

    do you all have vendors at the festival that sell merchandise if so can i get an application when avaiable.

    thank you

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