On October 17, 2015, the TECHE Project will host the 4rd annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival in Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The festival is a free event celebrating the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and 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 12:15). Additionally, musicians David Greely and Megan Brown (Cajun folklore- Noon to 1 pm), the Magnolia Sisters (Gramy nominated-Cajun 1:30pm to 3:30pm), and Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express (Creole/Zydeco – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) will play on the circa 1860 bridge moored on the bayou bank.
The Heritage Stage will include a premiere of Charles Richard’s documentary about wooden boat builders “In the Mind of the Maker” (1 pm) historical/cultural interviews with boat builders on the Teche (2 pm), and demonstrations on boat carving (3 pm).
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). TRAIL is partnering to host the “Trail Feathers” bike event (7:00 am to 11:00 am), which has 3 different bike routes, and they all have an option to peddle and paddle with the Cajun Paddle crew.
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 donated by Pack and Paddle 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!