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Shake Your Trail Feather Festival
A Celebration of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail

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On October 21, 2017, the TECHE Project will host the 6th annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival in Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The festival will begin at 11:30 am and run until 6pm. The festival gets kicked off with a set by the St. Bernard School children (11:30 to Noon). Additionally, musicians Sabra and the Get Rights (Noon to 1:30 pm), Bonsoir, Catin (2:00pm to 3:30pm), and Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters (4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) will play on the circa 1860 bridge moored on the bayou bank. The Festival theme this year is “Working and Playing on the Bayou”, and the Heritage Stage will host a discussion on bayou water level management from the Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District and how that helps the boating industry. We will also have a round table discussion on paddling opportunities and other adventures for boaters on Bayou Teche.

At this festival going to the event is as much fun as attending. Cajun Paddle will be partnering to host a “Paddle to the Party”. Kayaks and canoes will paddle 2 hours from Poche Bridge to the park with a floating band escort (10:00 am to Noon). If you don’t have a boat, you can rent one with Cajun Paddle, and this year shuttle services will be available for those of you who have boats! TRAIL is partnering to host the “Trail Feathers” bike event (7:00 am to 10:00 am), which has 25 and 40-mile bike routes, and they both have an option to peddle and paddle with the Cajun Paddle crew. Bike/paddle ride can be registered via Eventbrite. We encourage folks to come adorned in feathers and compete for the Best Bird Prize! There will be artisans, several kid’s activities, face painting, food and beverages, and a Kayak will be auctioned (5:00 pm)! Proceeds from the festival go toward building the National Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, so come join the fun, and Shake Your Trail Feathers for a good cause!

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