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Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

August 30 - 31, 2013
All musical events are held on the downtown stage in the historic district. Poker Run events will cover specified routes throughout Natchitoches Parish.
Tel: Melvin Holmes 318-471-9960 or 354-0899 Harman Winters 318-652-0079 or 354-1077

Schedule of Events

Friday, Aug 30 – 6 – Midnight – FREE ADMISSIONDOC COUTY

D. J. Doc Couty

Zydeco Dance Contest – Cash awarded to 1st & 2nd place winners.

Poker Run Registration & Motorcycle Games


Saturday, Aug 31 – 4pm – Midnight – $7 Admission

9-11am Poker Run Registration – Downtown Riverbank

Cost $25 per rider/$15 each additional rider

Includes t-shirt & armband for Zydeco concert

Poker run 80-100 miles through Kisatchie National Forest & along the scenic Cane River Lake past historic plantations. Best poker hand wins a cash prize.

Gates open at 1pm – Admission $7

DJ Music – Doc Couty -

3pm Poker Run returns & Motorcycle games

JEREMY 24pm Entertainment

Jeremy & the Zydeco Hot Boys




7pm Entertainment

Marcus Ardoin & the Zydeco Legends




The Cane River Zydeco Festival began in 1999 by members of the Magnolia State Police Officers Association, Cane River Branch. The Magnolia State Peace Officer’s Association is the state wide organization that started the Toys for Tots program. They also help the community through other various programs such as community service,  Shop with a Cop, food baskets and preparing Thanksgiving dinners for underprivileged families.  Proceeds from this event assist in funding various community functions around Natchitoches Parish.

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