Save the Date for Shake Your Trail Feather on Oct. 22

The TECHE Project is proud to announce the 11th Annual “Shake Your Trail Feather” Festival: a celebration of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail.

The Shake Your Trail Feather event is both a “Paddle Parade” and a “Party in the Parc” with food and live music on Oct. 22, 2022. The Paddle Parade will start at Poche’s Country Club at 10 a.m. and go 6.5 miles to Lil’s on the Teche lounge south of Breaux Bridge. For those wishing to paddle a shorter distance, paddlers can pull out at Parc des Ponts in Breaux Bridge after 4.5 miles. The whacky, feather-clad Paddle Parade (no motorized boats, please) will float down Bayou Teche accompanied by live music with two Cajun bands playing on decorated barges. The TECHE Project also encourages folks living on the bayou to join the fun by watching from the bank.

Click here to register for the paddle on Eventbrite.

After the parade, a celebration will take place at Parc des Ponts in Breaux Bridge. Anyone who is interested can come usher in the paddlers and show their support for the bayou. Starting at 11:30 a.m., there will be food vendors, libations, merchandise and kids’ activities. Live music with Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express will be playing on the stage from noon to 2 p.m. Other event highlights include prizes for those dressed as birds and the ever-popular raffle of a kayak donated by Pack and Paddle at 2 p.m.

This event is co-sponsored by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, a division of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.