The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival kicks off this evening in DeQuincy. It's their 30th Anniversary and is still one of the few free family festivals still in existence. There's something for everyone so bring the whole family. There's a great line-up of entertainment too including legendary country great John Anderson.

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Here is a schedule of the events.

Thursday April 11, 2013


 FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2013

  • 2:00 P.M.  FESTIVAL OPENS

    • FOOD BOOTHS OPEN

    • CARNIVAL RIDES OPEN

    • ARTS AND CRAFTS OPEN

  • 2:30 P.M. PARADE LINE-UP AT NICHOLS 

  •  BICYCLE PARADE LINE UP AT TEXACO

  • BICYCLE PARADE JUDGING

  • 3:00 P.M. PARADE BEGINS AT NICHOLS

  • 3:45 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF 2012 RAILROAD FESTIVAL QUEENS, PARADE MARSHALL AND POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

  • 4:00PM DEADLINE FOR BBQ COOK-OFF ENTRIES

  • 4:15 P.M. PARENT/CHILD LOOK ALIKE CONTEST

  • 5:00  MINUTE TO WIN IT CONTEST

  • 5:45-9:30 P.M. GOSPEL NIGHT

  • 11:00 P.M. FESTIVAL CLOSES


SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2013

  • 8:30 A.M. CANNON BALL 5K RUN SPONSORED BY THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 1 MILE FUN RUN TO FOLLOW

  • 9:00 A.M. FESTIVAL OPENS

      • Carnival Rides Open
      • MUSEUM OPENS

      • MODEL TRAIN SHOW

      • ARTS AND CRAFTS OPEN

  • 10:00 A.M. OLD TIMERS REUNION METHODIST CHURCH HALL

  • 11:00 A.M. RECOGNITION OF QUEENS AND VISITING DIGNITARIES

  • 11:30 A.M. RAILROAD IDOL CONTEST

  • 12:00 NOON BBQ COOK-OFF JUDGING BEGINS

  • 1:30 P.M. HONEY AND THE WANNABEES

  • 3:00 P.M.  TODD STARK AND GUILTY

  • 4:30 P.M.  ANNOUNCEMENT OF BBQ WINNERS

  • 5:00P.M.   REDBONE COOKIN"

  • 8:00 P.M.  COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST  "JOHN ANDERSON"

  • FESTIVAL CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT


  • ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH

  • CHILDREN'S STAGE IN THE PARK

    • 10 am Preschool
    • 10:30 am K-2nd Grade
    • 11 am 3rd - 5th Grade

     

                     The Dining Car Cook Off

    One Block South of the Museum Grounds, Registration begins Friday Afternoon Judging begins Saturday around Noon Winners Announced at 4:30 on main stage.

     Contact:  Linda Owens 337-540-8867

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